Thought for the Week

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A Prayer for Peace

Eternal God, whose image lies in the hearts of all people, we live among peoples whose ways are different from ours, whose faiths are foreign to us, whose tongues are unintelligible to us.

Help us to remember that you love all people with your great love, that all religion is an attempt to respond to you, that yearnings of other hearts are much like our own and are known to you.

Help us to recognise you in the words of truth, the things of beauty, the actions of love about us.

We pray through Christ who is a stranger to no one land more than another, and to every land no less than to another.