Prayers of Invocation on Peace

Sermon Illustrations on Peace

Almighty and Everlasting God, in whom we live and move and have our being, who has created us for yourself, so that our hearts are restless until they find rest in you, grant to us purity of heart and strength of purpose so that no selfish passion may hinder us from knowing your will, and no weakness from doing it. In your light may we see life clearly, and in your service find perfect freedom. For your mercy’s sake. Amen. 

John Watson, Prayers and Services, Language Modernized by Stuart Strachan Jr.

Eternal Father, we come to you at the close of day (change as applicable), when from long ago men and women have always turned aside to seek your face. Wearied by the conflict of life, worn by the burden of the day, we seek you as our resting place. Amid the shifting sands of time, you stand still, the Rock of Ages. We would make to you our song for the fair beauty of the day, for the sabbath rest of our spirits, for sacred memories and thoughts of holiness, and for this evening hour (change as applicable) made solemn by your peace. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

E. Orchard, The Temple, Language Modernized by Stuart Strachan Jr.

O God of Peace, who has taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be our strength; by the might of your spirit, lift us, we pray to you, to your presence, where we may be still and know that you are God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer

Almighty God, from whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed; kindle, we ask you, in the hearts of all people the true love of peace, and guide with your pure and peaceable wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth, that in tranquility your Kingdom may grow, till the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Fox, Chain of Prayer Across the Ages, Language Modernized by Stuart Strachan Jr.