A DAILY PRAYER FOR PEACE DURING THE NATIVITY LENT: Nov. 15-Dec. 25
O Lord Jesus Christ our God, Thou did say to Thy disciples: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give." We come before Thee in humility and ask that Thy peace which surpasses all understanding will descend upon all people around the world, especially those currently in conflict and war. Increase understanding and forgiveness among nations. Awaken the longing for a peaceful life in all those who are filled with hatred for their neighbor. Extinguish every dispute and banish all temptations and disagreements. Grant wisdom to civil authorities. Send Thy Guardian Angels to safeguard both civilians and the military; as well as cities and nations. Free those held captive, protect those in danger, and comfort those who are suffering and displaced. Implant in all of us reverence for Thee, and confirm us in love for one another. Make us worthy to celebrate the Feast of Thy Holy Nativity and to join with the angels in singing: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men." For Thou art the King of Peace and the Saviour of our souls and to Thee do we send up glory, together with Thy Father Who is from everlasting and Thy Most Holy Good and Life-Creating Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.