Offer prayers for peace on Friday, September 21

Offer prayers for peace on Friday, September 21

September 17, 2012
Written by Staff Reports

This Friday, September 21st, join people of faith all over the world, take a moment from daily life, and offer up prayers for peace.

"International Day of Peace" and "International Day of Prayer for Peace" are marked by the United Nations and by the World Council of Churches respectively each year.  In the U.S., the United Church of Christ is partnering with the World Council of Churches, On Earth Peace, and the Fellowship of Reconciliation to encourage individuals and congregations to pray for peace under the theme "Praying for Ceasefire."

It takes imagination, but imagining "ceasefire," a world without violence, is a hope and a vision worth working for, dreaming for, and praying for.  Share this greeting with your family and friends.  Friday, join the throng and stretch your imagination.  Offer a prayer for peace, a prayer for ceasefire in our homes, our communities, and our world.

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