Advent Day 23: Peace of Earth

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Day Twenty-Three:
Peace on Earth


O come, desire of Nations, bind
In one the hearts of all mankind.
Bid thou our sad divisions cease
And be thyself our King of Peace.


In Luke's gospel, the coming of Jesus is immediately linked to peace when the angels sing their message to the shepherds. As a year plagued by violence draws to its close, people of faith are praying for the peace our world so desperately needs.

Prayers for World Peace--and Inner Peace
"In your kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness," says a prayer to the Prince of Peace. Explore Beliefnet's prayer library.

When a Small Town Worked Together
When vandals smashed a menorah in the window of a Jewish home, neighbors rallied to make a special place for menorahs and Christmas trees in their windows.

How to Be a Peacemaker
From the conference room to the family room, we can create conflict--or ease it. A Quaker writer offers ways to live nonviolently.
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