Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Community

We Welcome You Wherever You Are On Your Journey

Saint Joan of Arc

Catholic Community

4537 3rd Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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Phone: 612.823.8205
Fax: 612.825.7028

Peace Prayers

Second Sunday in Advent Peace Prayer
Come Emmanuel, Come
Open our arms to the gift of the stranger
Come Emmanuel, Come
Open our ears to the cries and laughter of the stranger
Come Emmanuel, Come
Open our hearts to Your Presence that we may receive Your peace
Oh, precious and unexpected Guest
Amen

God of Welcome Peace Prayer
God of welcome, we come together  to reflect and pray; to listen and love. 
Let us break down the walls that separate us from You and from one another.
For in You there is no stranger, in You there is only peace.
Let us walk the way of the open heart!
Amen

Tutu Peace Prayer
Oh God, All Holy One, you are our Mother and our Father and we are your children.
Open our eyes and our hearts so that we may be able to discern Your work.
Help us know that You have created us, members of the same family,
Your family…the human family.
May we know war no more as we strive to be what You want us to be: Your children.
Amen

Prayer for the Common Good
God of compassion and love, show us how to care for each other and live in the world.
Beyond all limits, difficulties or failings, give us a passion to hold all people in respect and dignity.
Together, O God, may we create a world of  freedom, justice and peace.
 Amen

Prayer In A Time Of New Beginnings
In this time of beginnings, O God, we ask your blessing on the people of St. Joan of Arc.
We pray for patience and courage as we seek a new hope 
and continue to walk the path of justice and peace, compassion and welcome.
Fill our hearts with song and our house with joy as we journey together.
Amen

Labor Day Peace Prayer
Loving God, We pray for all who shoulder the tasks of human labor; 
in the marketplace, factory, office and home. 
We pray too, for all who long for just employment.  
May our work be always for justice and peace in our communities and in our world.   Amen

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church Prayer
In deep gratitude for this moment, this meal, 
and for these people, we give ourselves to you, 
most Holy God. Take us out into the world 
to live as changed people because we have shared 
the Living Bread and cannot remain the same. 
Ask much of us. 
Expect much from us
Enable much by us.
Encourage many through us.
May we dedicate our lives to peace 
in our hearts and in our world.
Amen 

St. Hilda Community of England Prayer
Brothers and sisters, be at peace. We meet together to share this meal.  
May it express our love for one another, our commitment to each other 
and point us beyond ourselves to the needs of the world. 
God, make peace within us. Let us claim it. God, make peace between us. Let us share it.Amen 

World Peace Prayer
Lead us from death to life, from falsehood to truth. 
Lead us from despair to hope, from fear to trust.
Lead us from hate to love, from war to peace. 
Let peace fill our hearts, our world, our universe. Amen.

Peace Prayer from Wales
As we go: take Jesus in our hearts to offer His love to the loveless; 
take God in our minds to speak the name of peace to the restless; 
take the Holy Spirit into our lives  to live in Her power,
for the sake of all our human family. Amen

Aboriginal Blessing
May you always see the beauty of the earth. 
May you always taste the sweetest fruit.
May you always hear the laughter of the people.
May you always feel  the warmth of the flame. 
May your dreams always be happy ones. 
May your friends always be with you when you have need. 
May your stomach always be full. 
May you never feel hurt.  Amen

African Tribal Peace Prayer
Praise You, Oh God! 
That the elders may have wisdom and speak with one voice. Peace be with us. 
That the country may have tranquility. Peace be with us.
That the fields may bear much fruit and the land may continue to be fertile. Peace be with us.
That people may continue to increase. Peace be with us.
And may peace reign over earth. Peace be with us.
Amen

Peace Prayer from Judy Chicago
…then all that has divided will merge.
Compassion will be wedded to prayer. 
Softness will come to a world that is harsh and unkind.
Both men and women will be strong.
And none will be subject to another’s will.
All will live in harmony with each other and the earth, 
and everywhere, will be Eden once again! Amen

Peace Prayer for International Understanding
God of Peace, be with those who guide the destinies of the world,
so that an end may come to boasting and arrogance.
Give them the courage to speak the truth and the humility to listen.
Help us to put the good of others above our own ambition, so that we may be freed from the burden of fear,
the weight of suspicion, and may come to trust each other and live in peace. 
Amen

Peace Prayer of Oscar Romero
Oh God, You made Yourself known to us in the person of Jesus, and now, You are made flesh in all people. Let us be a community of the incarnation; a people who sorrow, suffer,
hope and rejoice with all human beings. Let us be Christ to one another. Let us be peace.
Amen

MLK Peace Prayer
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
O God, make us people of light; Make us a people of peace!
Amen

St. Joan of Arc Community Peace Prayer
Loving God, we ask your blessing on the community of St. Joan of Arc.
Make us a people of prayer and peace.
Give us hearts wide enough to embrace all whose lives we touch.
May our presence among others be a constant witness for justice, compassion and hope. 
Amen

Feast Day of Saint Joan of Arc
God of Vision, may we be as our beloved patron St Joan of Arc,
called by God, informed by conscience, obedient and generous in response,
steadfast and courageous in mission. May we risk all to bring peace to the world.  
Amen

Trinity Sunday
Creator God and Mother, give us a heart and mind for peace.
Jesus, brother and teacher, help us to make whole that which is now broken.
Holy Spirit, burn in our hearts that we might  set the world on fire with Your love. 
Amen

Pentecost Sunday
Come Holy Spirit dance in our souls.
Come as the fire of love and burn in our hearts.
Come, O Breath of God blow through our lives.
Come, O come, Dove of peace 
and beat your strong wings 
above all that we do in Jesus’ name.
Amen 

Seventh Sunday of Easter - Ascension Sunday
This is our prayer, O God; May our love flow outward
through the universe to its height and it’s depth.
A limitless love, without hatred or boundaries.
And as we stand or walk, sit or lie down…
As long as we are awake, let us strive for this love with one mind
And bring heaven to earth.
Amen

Sixth Sunday of Easter - Children & Youth Sunday
Heavenly Mother, we could do this forever…
cradle our children to our hearts and whisper:
Peace…Peace
May the only shadow in their lives 
be the shadow of Your wings, O God.
For children everywhere, 
Let there be love,
Let there be Christ,
Let there be peace!
Amen

Fifth Sunday of Easter
Let us open our hearts to the love of God.
Let us break open the doors and let the stranger in.
Let us embrace rich and poor, the beautiful and the bruised,
both tears and laughter, for God’s arms are wide
and in Her there is no stranger!
Let us walk the way of the open heart.
Amen

Fourth Sunday of Easter
In the name of God, the Compassionate;
Look down upon the whole human family
Take away the divisions and hatreds
which have infected our hearts.
Break down the walls that separate us
Reunite us in bonds of love
So Your purpose may be accomplished…
That all nations and races serve You
in justice, peace and harmony.
Amen

Third Sunday of Easter - Earth Sunday Celebration
Creator God, Thank you for the gift of beautiful planet earth.
May we share it as one global family and together commit to its holy healing.
Give us compassion and peace;
…among nations
…within communities
…and in our families.
We are the earth become conscious! 
Amen

Second Sunday of Easter
Oh God, 
you made yourself known to us in the person of Jesus, 
and now you are made flesh in all people. 
Let us be a community of the incarnation, 
a people who sorrow, suffer, hope and rejoice 
with all human beings. 
Let us be Christ to one another. 
Let us be peace. 
Amen

Easter Sunday
O God of all life, come…send us forth bursting with new power,
filled with new hope that our world can be transformed through Christ in us.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Palm Sunday
God of all people, 
You call on us today to loose the bonds of injustice,
to let the oppressed go free, to break every yoke.
Transform our lives and lead us to the peace and joy that is Easter!
Amen

Fifth Sunday of Lent
God of new beginnings, God of life and possibilities,
as You awaken the frozen ground bringing spring to birth,
awaken our frozen hearts to compassion for one another.
Stir within us the work of Your peace.
AMEN

Fourth Sunday of Lent
Good and gracious God, You are light for our eyes.
Good and gracious God, You are the air we breathe.
You give us the voice to speak and a joyful song to sing
You are, O Good and Gracious God, Our path to peace.
Amen

Third Sunday of Lent
O mighty and righteous God
You call us to loose the bonds of injustice
To let the oppressed go free
To break every yoke.
Lead us to this transformation
God of life.
Lead us to peace 
Amen

Second Sunday of Lent
Come…God of wisdom and grace;
Fill our hearts with Your peace, open our eyes that we may see
the wonders of Your loving presence all around us- and deep within us.
May we be dazzled and drenched by Your loving compassion
and reflect this radiant peace to the world.
Amen

First Sunday of Lent
During this time of Lent, O God 
You call us to loose the bonds of injustice
To let the oppressed go free, to break every yoke.
Lead us in this work of Peace,
For the time is now…
And we are here, O God!
Amen

Ash Wednesday
O God, You remind us through these ashes
that we are made of the earth.
Let us live in it with care and compassion.
Let us speak with a renewed spirit of hope.
Let us always work for peace; For the time is now!
Amen

Song of Healing
Spirit of God, we long to mend the broken circle,
to heal the fractures in the world around us and within our own souls.
We long to see as reality  a world pulsing with justice and truth,
a society where everyone sits down at the great banquet and eats until filled.
Spirit of God, we recommit ourselves to building the Beloved Community 
as brothers and sisters working together.
Amen

Cesar Chavez Peace Prayer
Good and Gracious God,
Grant us courage to serve others;
For in service there is true life.
Free us to pray for others;
For You are present in every person.
Bring forth song and celebration
so that the spirit will be alive among us.
And let us never tire of the struggle for justice,
let us never tire of the work for peace.
Amen

Maya Angelou Peace Prayer
Father, Mother God,
we ask that those who live in pain
be bathed in the river of Your healing;
that those who are lonely 
may be kept in Your company.
Creator God, You,
the Borderless Sea of Substance,
we ask you to give to all the world
that which we need most – peace.
Amen

Baptism Peace Prayer
Good and gracious God, You are light for our eyes.
Good and compassionate God, You are the air we breathe.
You give us the voice to speak and a joyful song to sing.
You are, O good and gracious God, our path to peace.
Amen

Epiphany
Oh God, maker of all things new, You call us…Your servants…
to ventures of which we cannot see the ending,
by paths as yet untraveled,
through perils and joys still unknown.
Give us faith, oh God,
to do all we are called to with courage,
with hearts full of hope, with You,
even though we do not know where we will land.
Still, this is our assurance…
that Your love holds us
and Your hand leads us…always!
Through Jesus Christ.
Amen

New Years Day
In this new year, O God, at this time of beginnings, 
we ask your blessing on the people of St. Joan of Arc. 
We pray for patience and courage 
as we seek a new hope and continue
to walk the path of justice and peace 
Make us a people of compassion and welcome. 
Fill our hearts with song And our house
with joy as we journey together. Amen

Feast of the Holy Family
Child of Mary, with what astonishing love
You entrusted Your very being to a teenage girl. 
Holy child, teach us Your fierce love 
that we might protect our own children 
from violence, abuse and indifference. 
Child of Peace, this is our fervent prayer!
Amen

Christmas Day
O Everlasting God, Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace, 
You are the Joy of Christmas. Let us bring Joy to the world! 
You are the Good News. Let us speak good news to the world
You are the promise of peace. Let us work for peace in the world.
Amen

Fourth Sunday of Advent
God of short days and long nights,
God of deep darkness and numbing cold,
howling wind and silent stars, we are cold and numb.
Yet still...You come, dancing and exuberant,
filling us with hope, bringing us back to life…
bringing Your peace!
Amen

Third Sunday of Advent
Compass my soul, O God, Center of the Universe.
Awake my senses to your gravitational pull.
Open me to the preciousness of each moment 
as it enfolds…..in peace.
Yes, compass my soul home. 
Amen 

Second Sunday of Advent
O God of our waiting, you bring light out of darkness, order to chaos.
Be with us as we wait, guide us as we watch, strengthen us as we work
to heal a nation divided by race, a world divided by war.
Let us not be afraid to cry from the top of our voice,
"You are the light. You are the peace!"
Amen

First Sunday of Advent
In this Advent…
Let us lift up light where there is darkness.
Let us bear hope where there is despair.
Let us build community where there is isolation.
Let us model abundance where there is scarcity
Let us be love where there is fear
Let us live in peace.
Amen

Benedictine Peace Prayer
God, help us to be peacemakers.
Aid us to work for peace to take the first step in ending bitterness,
to be the first to hold our hands in friendship and forgiveness.
Let peace permeate our lives, Oh God, so that we may live In Your grace and love.
Amen

Veteran's Peace Prayer
God of peace, we pray for those who have served our nation
Whose spirits and bodies are scarred by war.
We pray for those who serve us now.
End our wars and bring them home.
Turn the hearts and minds of our leaders and all of us
To the work of justice and a harvest of peace.
May the peace you left us, the peace you gave us, O Jesus,
be the peace that sustains, the peace that saves us. 
Amen

d's Spirit Peace Prayer

ln this time of great promise, we call upon God’s Spirit to bless our young people
and all who strive to live the gospel in uncertain times.
May we faithfully live the questions of our lives.
May we be at home with mystery and may we continue our fierce hope for a future of peace for all!
Amen

Lakota Peace Prayer
Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery, teach us how to trust our heart, 
our mind, our intuition, our inner knowing, 
the senses of our bodies, the blessings of our spirit.
Teach us to trust these things so that we may enter 
our Sacred Space and love beyond our fear, 
and thus Walk in Balance with the passing of each glorious Sun.
Amen

Peace Prayer of St. Francis
Oh God of all creation, make us instruments of your peace.
Where there is hatred let us bring love; where there is injury…pardon;
and where there is darkness, only Your light.
As you love us, let us love one another!
Amen

Muslim Prayer for Unity
In the name of God, The Compassionate,
Look down upon the whole human family;
Take away the divisions and hatreds which have infected our hearts.
Break down the walls that separate us;
Reunite us in bonds of love so Your purpose may be accomplished...
That all nations and races serve You in justice, peace and harmony. 
Amen

Time of Beginnings
In this time of beginnings, O God, we ask Your blessing on the people of St. Joan of Arc.
We pray for patience and courage as we seek a new hope and continue to walk
the path of justice and peace, compassion and welcome.
Fill our hearts with song and our house with joy as we journey together.
Amen

United Farm Workers Peace Prayer
All Compassionate God!
Today, free us to pray for others, for You are present in every person.
Help us to take responsibility for our own lives, for this is the path to freedom.
Give us patience, O God, for this is how we learn to work with others.
Let us never tire of the struggle for justice and peace for all.
Amen

Phillipine Peace Prayer
May God continue to create a world of equality and just living
where the whole of creation enjoys life at its fullest.
Where there is neither the ruler and the ruled;
nor the powerful and powerless; nor the dominant and dominated,
but where all experience grace and live happily, 
knowing that it is God, the Giver of Life, who cares for all of us.
Amen

Archbishop Oscar Romero Peace Prayer
Oh God, You made Yourself known to us in the person of Jesus,
and ever since, you are made flesh in all people.
Let us be a community of the incarnation;
a people who sorrow, suffer, hope and rejoice with all human beings.
Let us be Christ to one another.
Let us be peace.
Amen

Native American Prayer for Peace #2
Oh Great Spirit of our Ancestors.
Give us the wisdom to teach our children to love, to respect, 
and to be kind to each other so that they may growwith peace of mind.
Teach us to share all good things that You provide for us on this earth.
Amen

Eucharistic Peace Prayer
Forgiving Father, You speak through hungry women 
and outcast men.
You make a feast for us and bring us home.
Life-giving Mother, you raised Jesus from the tomb 
so that whenever we eat this bread and wine 
Jesus also rises in us.
Make us one body, Oh God.
Make us a people of Peace.
Amen

Father's Prayer for Peace
If there’s peace in your heart there’ll be peace in your world
There’ll be no fear, only love will endure
If you love just one, you can love every child
There’ll be peace in your heart, and peace in your world.
Amen

Pentecost Prayer for Peace
Come Holy Spirit dance in our souls.
Come as the fire of love and burn in our hearts.
Come, O Breath of God blow through our lives.
Come, O come, Dove of peace and beat your strong wings
above all that we do in Jesus’ name.
Amen 

African Peace Prayer
Praise You, Oh God!
That the elders may have wisdom and speak with one voice.
Peace be with us.
That the country may have tranquilty.
Peace be with us.
That the fields may bear much fruit and the land may continue to be fertile.
Peace be with us.
That people may continue to increase.
Peace be with us.
And may peace reign over earth.
Peace be with us.
Amen

Peace Prayer for Our Children
Heavenly Mother, we could do this forever...
cradle our children to our hearts and whisper,
"You are a gift!"
May the only shadow in their lives 
be the shadow of Your wings, O God.
For children everywhere
Let there be love,
Let there be Christ,
Let there be peace!
Amen

Prayer of New Beginnings
Oh God, maker of all things new, You call us...Your servants 
to ventures of which we cannot see the ending; 
by paths, as yet untraveled; through perils and joys still unknown 
Give us faith, Oh God, to do all we are called to 
With courage...with hearts full of hope, with joy
Even though we do not know where we will land
Still, this is our assurance,
That Your love holds us, and Your hands leads us
Always!
Through Jesus Christ.
AMEN

Easter Peace Prayer
O God of all life, Come…send us forth bursting with new power,
filled with new hope that our world can be transformed
through Christ in us. Alleluia!  Alleluia

Palm Sunday Peace Prayer
God of all people.
You call on us today to loose the bonds of injustice,
To let the oppressed go free, to break every yoke.
Transform our lives and lead us to
The peace and joy that is Easter!       Amen

God of Welcome Peace Prayer
God of welcome, 
we come together to reflect and pray; 
to listen and love.
Let us break down the walls
that separate us from You and from one another.
For in You there is no stranger,
In You there is only peace.
Let us walk the way of the open heart!
Amen

Lenten Peace Prayer 1
Good and gracious God
You are light for our eyes
Good and gracious God
You are the air we breathe
You give us the voice to speak
And a joyful song to sing
You are, O Good and Gracious God
Our path to peace.
Amen

Lenten Peace Prayer 2
O God of overflowing love and unimaginable bounty,
O God of great graciousness and perfect beauty!
Help us to love ourselves as we are loved by You
And to love others as You love them.
Then we shall live in joy, we shall live in peace!
Amen

Jewish Prayer for Peace
Come, let us go up to the mountain of God,
that we may walk the paths of peace.
And we shall beat our swords into ploughshares,
and our spears into pruning hooks.
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation-
neither shall they learn war any more.
And none shall be afraid, 
for the mouth of God has spoken.
Amen

Lenten Peace Prayer God of Our Thirst
God of our Thirst!
We are weary of heart,
weary of hoping for too much,
Weary for the healing of the world.
Refresh our souls,
and speak Your peace
into this Lenten time of longing.
It is for You we thirst!
Amen

The Fruits of Peace
The fruit of silence is prayer,
The fruit of prayer is faith,
The fruit of faith is love
The fruit of love is service
The fruit of service is peace.
Oh God, make us a people of peace!
Amen.

Immigration Peace Prayer
Let us open our hearts to the love of God. 
Let us break open the doors and let the stranger in. 
Let us embrace rich and poor, the beautiful and bruised,
both tears and laughter.
For God’s arms are wide and in Her there is no stranger! 
Let us walk the way of the open heart.
Amen

Salt and Light Peace Prayer
Oh God of all creation, The world is in desperate need
of the seasoning of the Gospel and the light of Your Word.
Make us a people of “Salt and Light” 
who build communities of faith, justice and compassion.
Help us always to work for peace in the worl d. 
AMEN 

Peace Prayer in Ordinary Time
Oh God of all that is…
Let us lift up light where there is darkness
Let us bear hope where there is despair
Let us build community where there is isolation
Let us model abundance where there is scarcity
Let us be love where there is fear
Let us live in Peace!
Amen

God of Peace Prayer
God of Peace,
You bring light out of darkness 
and hope to our stubborn hearts.
Be with us as we wait.
Guide us as we watch.
Encourage us as we work for peace.
For You are the light!
You are our peace!
Amen