The Peace of God prayer

Written By:
Dave Hopwood
Bible Refs: Phil 4:7
Lectionary Weeks: Third Sunday of Advent (Year C)

This prayer expands upon the words from Philippians 4:7.  It could be used in many circumstances, especially as a closing prayer or blessing.  PowerPoints (in both widescreen and standard ratio) are also included above.  You may want to use two readers, or encourge the congregation to say the line in italics.


Excerpt from the poem:

May the peace of God enrich your hearts and minds,
In the battles of the day and the anxieties of the night.
May the peace of God enrich your hearts and minds,
When folks are unreasonable and circumstances challenge you.
May the peace of God enrich your hearts and minds,
When those you love misunderstand and fail to appreciate.

May the peace of God enrich your hearts and minds,
When the pressure’s too great and threatens to overwhelm you.
May the peace of God enrich your hearts and minds,
When mountains and mole hills all look alike...


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Dave is an author and speaker who loves communicating the Bible using contemporary media, humour, illustrations and stories. He is author of several books retelling the Bible including The Groovy Gospel, The Bloke’s Bible, and Film & Faith. He goes out speaking by invitation and regularly publishes ideas and material via his website: www.davehopwood.com

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