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A Prayer for Peace in Our Communities

The Church of England has published A Prayer for Peace in Our Communities online.

It reads:

Gracious God,
We pray for peace in our communities this day.
We commit to you all who work for peace and an end to tensions,
And those who work to uphold law and justice.
We pray for an end to fear,
For comfort and support to those who suffer.
For calm in our streets and cities,
That people may go about their lives in safety and peace.
In your mercy, hear our prayers,
now and always. Amen

The prayer has been distributed via Twitter and Facebook, and is being published by many diocesan and parish websites, for church and personal use.

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