Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Good morning Saint John’s students, faculty and staff.  Let us pause in our day to pray. The words from today’s Gospel are simple. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.”  We say an echo of those words in every Mass as the handshake of peace where we acknowledge and greet our neighbors in the pews or chairs next to us. Let us pray for God’s grace to help us find God in all things and to be a peacemaker in every way we can.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Dear God, We have tried so many times and over so many years to resolve our conflicts by our own powers and by the force of our arms. Lord, come to our aid! Grant us peace, teach us peace; guide our steps in the way of peace. Open our eyes and our hearts. Lord, defuse the violence of our tongues and our hands. Renew our hearts and minds, so that the word which always brings us together will be "brother", and our way of life will always be that of Shalom, Peace, Salaam!
Lord God of peace, hear our prayer! Amen.
Thank you and have a peaceful day.