Pope declares day of fasting, penance and prayer for peace
Pope Francis has declared Friday 27 October as a day of fasting, penance and prayer for peace in our world.
He has invited all Christians, members of other religions and all who hold the cause of peace in the world at heart to participate.
God of peace, bearer of hope,
we seek your help
for the peoples of the Middle East.
Quiet the clamour of war
and guide us towards peace.
Where there is hatred and division
sow seeds of calm and openness.
Where there is destruction
help us to rebuild.
Where children are crying
bring an end to tears.
Shelter your peoples and protect them
Guide them and keep them from harm.
Show us how to break down the barriers of history and fear
and breathe whispers of hope.
Linda Jones / CAFOD
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