God has place this wonderful creation in our hands. As U2 sings, "It's a beautiful day, don't let it slip away." We have this one life to live on this beautiful planet so enjoy these reflections on God, faith, life, and music. "After the flood all of the colors came out. It's a beautiful day."

Sunday, March 20, 2011

May Peace Prevail in Our Time

Lent with the Lord's Prayer

Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10
As the bombs drop on yet another nation,
11 They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, "Peace, peace," when there is no peace. 12 They acted shamefully, they committed abomination; yet they were not at all ashamed, they did not know how to blush. 15 We look for peace, but find no good, for a time of healing, but there is terror instead. Jeremiah 8
O God, we prayer for peace. May peace prevail in our time and in our lives. Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Prayer of St. Francis

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