Prayer for Sunday (Palm Sunday)

Today is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, in the Western Christian traditions. It is also Ram Navami, celebrating the birth of the God Rama, in the Hindu faith.

Trusting in your mercy, Lord, we pray
that people everywhere may reject the use of nuclear weapons
and the threat to use them.
God of Peace, hear our prayer
that peace negotiators may discern the ways of peace
and meet as fellow human beings rather than as enemies.
God of Peace, hear our prayer
that governments may turn from warlike ploys of power
to service in the welfare of our common humanity.
God of Peace, hear our prayer
that the strategists of defense may be free from the fear
which produces the arms race.
God of Peace, hear our prayer
that defense forces may be freed from the passion
to punish and take revenge.
God of Peace, hear our prayer
that we all may learn what it means to love those
who are regarded as our enemies.
God of Peace, hear our prayer.

(from a Palm Sunday peace service, Sydney, Australia)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am open and accepting of others.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

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