05 March 2013

Let Peace Fill My Heart

Many years ago, I learned about a prayer card entitled "Let Peace Fill My Heart - Prayers for a Peaceful World." A prayer is given for each day of the week, including three from non-Christian sources. The following is one of these prayers:

Keep us, O God,
from all pettiness.
Let us be large in thought,
          in word, in deed.
          Let us be done
          with fault-finding
and leave off all self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense
and meet each other face to face,
          without self-pity
          and without prejudice.
Grant that we may realize that
it is the little things of life that
create differences, that in the
big things of life we are as one.
          And, O God,
let us not forget to be kind.

          Mary Stewart

From "Let Peace Fill My Heart":

Lead me from death to life,
          from falsehood to truth.
Lead me from despair to hope,
          from fear to trust.
Lead me from hate to love,
          from war to peace.
Let peace fill my heart,
          my world, my universe. Amen.

Sr. Joanne Gonter, VHM

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How appropriate that you would post Mary Stewart's prayer, as she herself was a teacher. Learn more at http://cliftoncwc.org/collect-for-clubwomen/