A prayer for the people of Myanmar

by Guest Contributor

United we stand in solidarity with people in Myanmar. Lord hear our prayer.

Jesus, our Companion,
Thank you for being gentle, loving compassionate and self-giving.
You are so nonviolent that you inspire us and draw us to live in truth, love and forgiveness.
May this journey of solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Myanmar give us courage to choose your way of nonviolence and to create peace and justice on this Earth.
Make us your instrument of peace, that we might, even in a small way, turn war, oppression and violence into freedom, compassion and love.
Bless our brothers and sisters in Myanmar with your love and care.
Bless their passion, courage and great desire for freedom and peace.
Touch the hearts of the oppressors with your compassion, that they too will experience the power of your eternal love and peace.
As we are called to follow you, Jesus, help us to be peacemakers; to live in your peace, love and compassion and to bring your Kingdom to people on this Earth always forever and ever.
Amen.

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