Isa – a – belle

{September 3, 2013}   The Prayer of Peace

Our Father up in Heaven, 
hear this fervent prayer –
May the people of all nations
be united in Thy care…
For earth’s peace and man’s salvation
can only come by Thy grace
And not through bombs and missiles
and our quest for outer space…
For until all men recognise
that the battle is the Lord’s
And peace on earth cannot be won
with strategy and swords,
we will go on vainly fighting
as we have in ages past,
Finding only empty victories
and a peace that cannot last…
But we’ve grown so rich and mighty
and so arrogantly strong
We no longer ask in humbleness-
God, show us where we’re wrong.
We have come to trust completely
in the power of manmade things,
Unmindful of God’s mighty power
and that He is the King of Kings.
We have turned our eyes our from Him
to go our selfish way,
And money, power and pleasure
are the gods we serve today…
And what the good green earth God gave us
to peacefully enjoy
Through greed and fear and hatred
we are seeking to destroy.
Oh Father up in heaven,
stir and wake our sleeping souls,
Renew our faith and lift us up
and give us higher goals,
And grant us heavenly guidance
as war threatens us again-
For more than guided missiles,
all the world needs is guided men.


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