Let's start our Monday with this prayer!
Lord Jesus, we come to you in our need. Create in us an awareness of the massive forces of conflict that threaten our world today. And grant us a sense of urgency to activate the forces of goodness, of justice, of love and of peace.
Where there is armed conflict, let us stretch out our arms to our brothers and sisters. Where there is abundance, let there be simple lifestyle and sharing. Where there is poverty, let there be dignified living and constant striving for just structures. Where there is selfish ambition, let there be humble service. Where there is injustice, let there be atonement. Where there is despair, let there be hope in the Good News. Where there are wounds of division, let there be unity and wholeness.
Help us to be committed to the building of your kingdom, not seeking to be cared for but to care; not expecting to be served but to place ourselves in the service of others; not aspiring to be materially secure but to place our security in your love.
Teach us your spirit, for it is only in loving imitation of you, Lord, that we can discover the healing springs of life that will bring about new birth to the earth and hope for the world. Amen.
Our Lady, Queen of Peace. Pray for us.
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Last Friday, the Paris incident shocked the whole world. (I have not been there but Paris is one of the places in the world that I would really want to visit...) And I hope that this will not happen again not only in Paris, but in any other country especially the Philippines. But we must also remember and pray for those countries not only France (those in the middle east) who have suffered terrorism and victims of oppression most especially the innocent people and the children. Because day before the attack in Paris, 43 were killed in a suicide bombing in Beirut. My heart goes out to all of them (victims and their families) and it is really my fervent prayer and wish that all these things will come to an end so we will live in a world filled with love and everlasting peace.♥
Let us pray for our Earth... our World!