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Peace in Ripples

5 December 2023

By Marge Carson of Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA

Through the gospel of Christ a new community of tolerance, reconciliation, unity in diversity, and love is being born as a visible sign of the coming reign of God.

Doctrine and Covenants 164:5

Our Father,

Let it begin with me—
Oh, the wonder it would bring
to know full peace ourselves,
to know the worth of it,
and share the worth of it to all the world.

Let peace in ripples flow,
from the thoughts, words, and actions
of all these who hear this prayer,
to spread throughout the world.
In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

Prayer Phrase

“And the peace of God…will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).

Spiritual Practice

Praying for Peace

Praying for peace is a daily Community of Christ spiritual practice. This Advent season we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the prayer for peace. Bring a candle to your prayer space. Greet God, light the candle, and sit quietly, looking at this symbol of God’s light and Christ’s peace. Slowly read the Prayer for Peace in today’s Daily Bread, silently or aloud. Sit in silence again. What images and desires for peace come to your heart and mind? Speak or write your own prayer for peace. Close your prayer and blow out your candle.

Today’s Prayer for Peace

Engage in a daily practice of praying for peace in our world. Click here to read today’s prayer and be part of this practice of peace.

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