Prayer for the year of ecumenism, inter-religious dialogue and indigenous peoples

by Guest Contributor

This prayer has been composed in the Philippines for the Year of Ecumenism, Interreligious Dialogue and Indigenous Peoples as part of the build up to 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines.

Prayer for the year of ecumenism, inter-religious dialogue and indigenous people

Almighty, Ever-living God,
the most Merciful and Compassionate,
we thanks you for creation and the life you have given us.
Together, we people of diverse religions
spiritual expressions and indigenous traditions
who invoke you by different names,
humbly pray that you give us the opportunity
to encounter each other through dialogue,
to reach mutual respect and reciprocal acceptance of each other,
and to break down the walls of division
that stand at the centre of most misunderstandings and conflict.

Make us instruments of your lights, your love and your peace.
Guide us to walk always in your path
and be a source of hope to everyone
so that we may discover your divine lights
as we encounter each other.
Show us the way to harmony and unity
to reach the fullness of human fraternity.
Give us the wisdom to discern the truth
an to freely choose what is right and just
to make this world a better place to live in.
Together, we ask you for the wisdom and the courage
to fulfil; you will that all may be one.

Amen.

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