The Journey To Peace

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Eliminating Hatred, Violence, Racism...and Other Human Unkindness “ You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On...

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Hospitality - The Path To Non-Violence

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Prayer For Social Justice.ALMIGHTY God, who hast created man in thine own image; Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil, and to make no peace with oppression; and, that we may reverently use our freedom, help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice among men and nations, to the...

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Prayer For Completeness

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“O Lord Jesus Christ, our redemption and our salvation, we praise you and give you thanks.Though we are unworthy of your benefits, and cannot offer to you the devotion you deserve, let your loving-kindness complete whatever our weakness tries to do. Before you, O Lord, we lay all...

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Prayer For Heavenly Mindedness

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“O merciful God,fill our hearts with the graces of your Holy Spirit, with love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness,faith, meekness, temperance.  Teach us to love those who hate us, to pray for those who spitefully use us, that we may be the children of you, our...

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Prayer For The Afflicted And Distressed

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“O Lord, we bring youthe troubles and perils of peoples and nations,the sighing of prisoners and captives,the sorrows of the bereaved,the needs of strangers,the helplessness of the weak,the tiredness of the weary,the failing powers of the aged. O Lord, draw near to...

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Unceasing Prayer

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“Prayer without ceasing is  necessary for all Christians. Let no one think, my brother Christians, that it is the duty only of priests and monks to pray without ceasing, and not of laymen. No, no; it is the duty of all of us Christians to remain always in prayer. As first it may...

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Benedictine Prayer For Peace

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Saint Benedict, you were a man of peace. You walked the path of peace your whole life long and led all who came to you into the ways of peace. Help us, Saint Benedict, to achieve peace: peace in our hearts, peace in our homes, peace in our sorely troubled world. Through your powerful...

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Daily Examen

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More than 400 years ago St. Ignatius Loyola encouraged prayer-filled mindfulness by proposing what has been called the Daily Examen. The Examen can be time of prayerful reflection on the events of your day (thoughts, words, actions) in the presence of God.....before you retire for the...

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To Be Chosen

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THE CHOSEN VESSEL               By R. Cornwall  The Master was searching for a vessel to use;  On the shelf there were many--which one would He choose?  Take me, cried the gold one, I'm shiny and bright,  I'm of great value and...

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Pray Without Ceasing

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"Prayer without Ceasing" is necessary for all Christians                                                                    ...

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