5 Christian Prayers for Peace

Prayers for Peace
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This well-known prayer for peace is a classic Christian prayer by St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226).

Prayer for Peace

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy 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;
and 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.


—​​St. Francis of Assisi

The Lord Bless You and Keep You

(Numbers 6:24-26, New International Reader's Version)

"May the Lord bless you and take good care of you.
May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.
May the Lord look on you with favor and give you peace."

Should I Fret or Should I Fear?

Should I fret or should I fear?
If I have a God who's near.
To Him I cry and shed my tears,
For I am so helpless and so mere.

I look to Him in my darkest hour;
I search for Him and all His power.
I always find His peaceful love;
His pureness is as a dove above.

His light does fill the dark of sin,
His love and peace whispers within.
No one can pull me from His hand;
Eternally I am sound.

Tis love, tis peace, vast and wide.
Tis Christ, my Lord, who does not hide!

—Submitted by Jonathan Powell

My Prayer for Peace

Holy Father, Creator, Sustainer,
Who abides in heaven above.
I thank you for your goodness
And your unfailing love.

Lord, I repent of my many sins
And pray that you’ll forgive.
Help me to obey your word, Lord,
For as long as I shall live.

I pray for your strength, dear God,
As I journey through each day.
May You keep my feet from stumbling
As I walk this narrow way.

Lord, be merciful unto me
And cover my path with grace.
Help me stay close to you Father,
And not waiver in my faith.

Give me a clean heart, oh God,
And keep me in your will.
When trouble comes my way, Lord,
May you be closer still.

Lord, let your joy flow freely
And don’t withhold your peace.
When the storm of life rages
May your sweet grace increase.

—Submitted by Lenora McWhorter

True Rest

My dear child, I know you're weary
With nothing left to give.
You've worked long and hard
Now you feel frayed and worn.

Come with Me to a quiet place
Away from all the noise and busyness.
Let Me wrap My arms around you,
Enfold you in My love.

Let Me whisper peace to your heart's storm,
Soothe your troubled brow.
Listen to the love song
I composed just for you.

In Me is true contentment.
In Me you will find what you long for.
Come with Me to a quiet place
And receive rest, strength, and peace.

—Submitted by Margie Casteel

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