Our prayers for Hope, Love and Peace in our global community
We worshiped together as a whole school on Monday to pray for people in our world who are not feeling safe.
We gather together as a school community in peace, to think about what is happening in our world and to remember the importance of hope and love.
We say thank you for our safety and pray for love, hope and courage for those who are not feeling safe today.
We reflected that Jesus said, ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.’ John 14:27. It is hard to not let our hearts be troubled when we hear frightening or terrible things, but peace is a gift we can do our best to accept. We closed our eyes and were still for a moment. We imagined peace washing over us and imagined it wrapping around us like a warm blanket.
Romans 12:18 says ‘If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.’
Sometimes world leaders make choices not to live at peace with everyone, but we can make different choices. We encounter conflict every day; people being unkind to others, leaving people out or saying mean things. In those moments, we can act as peacemakers.
Jesus said ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.’
We can all be peacemakers. It is a good way to live.
There is not peace on our continent right now.
We have leaders who are not choosing peace but we hope they soon will.
We open our hearts to a peace that surpasses understanding.
Jesus knew what it was like to be human and he knew that peace was vital for all of us to live together.
We continue to pray that everyone in our global community will feel the warmth and comfort of peace. The children continue to share their thoughts, prayers, wishes and pledges on doves of peace in our whole school prayer space. Please see the pictures below. We hope that these peaceful messages will be a gift of peace to all who need them.
We can all be peacemakers.