Sunday, 15 May 2022

Let Peace Blossom...In Our Homes, Heart And World

My beautiful Phalaenopsis "Moth Orchid" continues to bloom and delight us. It currently has a couple of dozen blooms, and one bud about to burst open.

Alongside it, my Peace Lily - a gift last year - has just bloomed for the first time. Christian Aid Week starts today - below is a Peace Prayer from their website.

God of all peoples and nations,
Who created all things alive and breathing,
United and whole,
Show us the way of peace that is Your overwhelming presence.
We hold before you the peoples of Ukraine and Russia,
Every child and every adult.
We long for the time
When weapons of war are beaten into ploughshares
When nations no longer lift up sword against nation.
We cry out to you for peace;
Protect those who only desire and deserve to live in security and safety
Comfort those who fear for their lives and the lives of their loved ones
Be with those who are bereaved.
Change the hearts of those set on violence and aggression
And fill leaders with the wisdom that leads to peace.
Kindle again in us a love of our neighbour,
And a passion for justice to prevail
and a renewed recognition that we all play a part in peace.
Creator of all hear our prayer
And bring us peace. Make us whole.


  1. Beautiful flowers. So white!
    "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you".

  2. Beautiful prayer for Ukraine, and Russia.

  3. "and a renewed recognition that we all play a part in peace."
    This is so important. How can I pray for peace for people far away when I don't show peace and love for my neighbour here at home?
    ~ skye

    1. Ukraine is faraway, but our efforts to bring peace begin right where we are


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