The link below should give you a pdf version of the Peace Prayer List 2.0, just in time for the Friday fast and this weekend’s 4th of July fast!
Prayer List for Peace
Please offer your comments and suggestions. What have I left out, what have I messed up? I’ve begun to put an order to things, but it is not comprehensive or final. Also, does anyone want to help me make this into a litany? I see this is as the basis of prayer list that can not only be used in our prayer and fasting, but could be sent out as an email list, smuggled into churches, etc. But, obviously I can’t do that without my genius friends.
For the ongoing violence in Iraq to end.
For the war in Pakistan to end.
For the war in Afghanistan to end.
For violence in Yemen to end.
For the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to end and the wider tensions between Israelis and Arabs to subside.
For internal conflicts in India to end.
For ongoing violence in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, including clan warfare to end.
For internal conflict in Burma to end.
For internal conflict in Thailand to end.
For civil war in Somalia to end.
For the ongoing violence in Sudan to end.
For civil war in Chad to end.
For conflict in Nigeria especially between Christians and Muslims to end.
For religious violence in the Maghreb region of Africa to end.
For the drug war in Mexico as well as other internal conflicts including in the Chiapas region to end.
For revolutionary violence in Columbia & violence related to the drug trade to end.
For all the war-torn wildernesses of the world, places like Uganda and Rwanda, the Gaza Strip, the Baltic region and the Middle East as a whole.
For the millions of refugees from all over the world who lost their homes because of war.
For violence caused by oil including in Ecuador, Nigeria, and the Middle East to stop.
For violence caused by feuding and obligatory revenge-taking to stop.
For violence caused by oppressive and repressive governments to stop.
That all governments and individuals learn to intrinsically value all others as made in the image of God.
For peace and justice to kiss.
That compassion reign in the hearts of men and women instead of hard-heartedness.
That love, not hatred, determine the policies of governments and the decisions of individuals.
That all races learn to co-exist peacefully.
For the end of nuclear weapons, and freedom from the fear of nuclear attack.
We fast on the holy days of the empire. Some of us also fast every Friday, some of us less, some of us more. We spend these fasted meal times praying for the end of armed conflict in our world. We also pray that hatred, racism, vengence and the will to do violence are removed from our hearts as well as the hearts of all people.
All are welcome here.
We also a have a facebook group.