Praying for peace

To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world. 

— Karl Barth (1886-1968)

MCC invites congregations to observe Peace Sunday on November 12, 2017---close to Remembrance Day---or another appropriate Sunday.

Remembrance Day is a time when our country focuses attention on Canada’s military history and the sacrifice of Canadians who gave their lives in war. For Anabaptist churches, it is a time to remember that followers of Jesus are called to be people of peace.

This year’s Peace Sunday Packet focuses on the theme “Praying for peace.”  It consists of prayers for peace solicited from MCC workers, staff and partners from around the world.

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Prayer for peace in Iraq

Dear Lord, teach us to pray so that our cries for healing reach your ears...

A prayer for peace in North Korea

Dear Lord, send your Spirit to establish peace between nations...

Prayer for peace in South Sudan

Prince of Peace, we pray for changed hearts that seek peace and work for justice for all South Sudanese.

Prayer for peace in Latin America and the Caribbean

Oh God of justice. Oh God of abundance. Oh God of hospitality.

Prayer for peace in Canada and the United States

Creator God, thank you for the gift of relationships; our connections with people, animals and the land...

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Europe and the Middle East

Latin America and the Caribbean

Canada and the U.S.

Past issues of Peace Sunday Packet

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