World Conference 2023


2 June 2023

Today in our prayers we remember the people of Yemen.

In the name of Jesus Christ, welcome to this time of prayer. The “Temple…an instrument of ongoing revelation in the life of the church. Its symbolism and ministries call people to reverence in the presence of the Divine Being. Transformative encounters with the Eternal Creator and Reconciler await those who follow its spiritual pathways of healing, reconciliation, peace, strengthening of faith, and knowledge.”

—Doctrine and Covenants 163:8a

Yemen is in Western Asia, on the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen is a developing country in civil war, rife with political crises, corruption and poverty. Yet it was once known as the land of milk and honey and location of the secret to eternal life.

Scripture Reading—Romans 12:17-18 NRSV

Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

Prayer for Peace


Gracious and present God,

We have come to this place of worship seeking peace and rest. Here, we are away from the forces in our world attempting to lead us into unnecessary conflict.

We recognize in ourselves the passions and temptations that lead us into conflict rather than peace. We desire peace, but we recognize, too often, we are a part of the problem rather than the solution.

We recognize that Jesus Christ was sent into our world for this reason. He was a victim of violence, prejudice and misunderstanding, yet he was the Prince of Peace who brought hope and reconciliation into our world.

Through God’s spirit we are called to become more like Jesus. In our desire for peace in our world, may we learn to seek God’s blessing in our daily lives as we become disciples of Jesus Christ and ambassadors of peace in the world.

In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.


“We Serve the Prince of Peace”

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Prayers of the People

As we enter a time of guided prayer, meditation, and musical reflection, you are invited to offer silent prayers or meditate during the moments of quiet. The Prayers of the People begin with individuals and groups, then move out from this Temple of peace to include the human family and the planet.

Allow yourself to come reverently into the presence of the Divine and please join with me in prayer. Transformative encounters await you here with the Eternal Creator and Reconciler.


Creator God, cleanse our hearts. Accept the confession of our flaws and failures, and make us whole. Transform us, O God, into the persons of peace and grace you created us to be.


Redeeming God, bring to our awareness those persons and relationships that are broken, and make us conscious of the need for reconciliation and forgiveness. Transform us for relationships of wholeness once again.


Saving God, allow us to feel your love and concern for your children in communities around the world, far and near. We remember all nations, including Yemen, the country we pray for today. May we weep with your tears and act with compassion to heal those who are suffering.


God of all creation, stir within us a deep connection with everything you have created; make us aware of the sacred nature of all that surrounds us and lead us into deep reverence that cultivates nurturing actions.


May these prayers of concern, compassion, and transformation for ourselves, others, all people, and the Earth lead us into a world shaped by your unconditional love, O God. Amen.

Musical Reflection

Sending Forth

Cherish inner peace. Honor relationships.

Become communities of love, joy, hope, and peace.

Go in peace.

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