Christmas prayer for peace

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Father God

As we celebrate the gift and birth of your Son, we pray for peace.

Peace in our own communities and peace across our nation.  Peace across the nations of your world.

We confess again our failure to follow your laws of love: laws of love for you and love for our neighbour.  We acknowledge the violence and division we create as a consequence of our disobedience.  

We pray for all those who lives are marred and devastated by war and conflict.  Equip us Father as we extend them your love and compassion and seek to relieve their suffering.

Renew in us Lord, your call to be peacemakers.  Open our eyes to the places you would have us bring peace.  Equip us to reconcile all people to you and to each other.

In the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace,

Amen.