Monday, January 5, 2015

A Prayer for the New Year

As we begin a New Year, here's a nice prayer from one of our 2014 saints.

May God banish from the hearts of all men and women whatever might endanger peace!

May God transform them into witnesses of truth, justice, and love!

May God enkindle the rulers of peoples so that in addition to their solicitude for the proper welfare of their citizens,
they may guarantee and defend the great gift of peace!

May God enkindle the wills of all so that they may overcome the barriers that divide,
cherish the bonds of mutual charity, understand others, and pardon those who have done them wrong!

May all peoples of the earth become as brothers and sisters,
and may the most longed-for peace blossom forth and reign always among all men and women.

- Pope St John XXIII