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A Prayer for Peace & Justice in Remembrance of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

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August 6, 2010 | bpfna

Loving God, you create and sustain all that is good and beautiful;
You give life to the earth.

You have called us to wholeness; to the fullness of life
But, as we gather here, we are conscious of our brokenness
Both as persons and as communities.

We have heard the cries for justice and peace
From all the corners of the earth.

We are moved by the tears, the pain and the agonies of millions around the world.

We sense the dark clouds of war that creep over us;
We sit in the shadow of death.

Help us to fall on our knees and to cry for that vision of unity
Without which we would perish.

Teach us not to deal with others falsely,
Saying "peace, peace" when there is no peace.

Grant us grace that we may walk
In the paths of righteousness.

Bring us to yourself, that our hearts and minds
May discern the way of peace shown by your son.

For you alone have been our help in ages past,
And you are our shelter in the years ahead.

Amen

from Prayers for Peace & Justice on Hiroshima Day, World Council of Churches


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