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Prayer for Beginning Anew , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This prayer prompts us to go deeper as we reflect on new beginnings for our activities this fall, in classrooms, in parish groups, and in justice and peace organizations. Copyright © August 2015 ...more

Pope Francis's Prayer for Peace

Join Pope Francis in this plea for peace in our world as we pray “Shalom, Peace, Salam!” Copyright © August 2015 ...more

Prayer for Peace in Our Communities , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This prayer was written on the Anniversary of Ferguson and in the wake of more and more reports of killings.  It cries out to our God of Peace, realizing we have little time and much to learn abo...more

Prayer for International Day of Peace

To respond to God's call to be peacemakers, we need to nurture courage so we can proclaim with clarity and commitment the necessity of peace in our troubled world. Copyright © August 2015 ...more

Prayer for Pope Francis's U.S. Visit , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This prayer invites us to be open to Pope Francis's words, and to the actions he models, during his trip to the U.S. Copyright © August 2015 ...more

Prayer on Pilgrimage , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

            We are on a journey, begun in faith, Moving by grace through our lives, our world. We are called to go deeper, Deeper into the mystery of God’s love, Moving...more

Remembering Charleston

                God of All, We are tempted by despair As we reflect on yet another act of intolerance and violence, As we mourn for your children, slain in a ho...more

Prayer for Peace by Pope Francis

Pope Francis’s words make up this Prayer for Peace and help us focus on what he sees as central to peacemaking today. Copyright © June 2015  ...more

Prayer for a Renewed World

We pray with these words for a world that desires the fullness of life and renewal in the face of so much suffering. Copyright © June 2015  ...more

Be Praised for Creation

This prayer is a modern version of the St. Francis “Blessed Be” prayer that is referenced in the opening of Pope Francis’ new encyclical on ecology. It celebrates the themes of this significant ...more
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