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Prayer & Action for Peace & UN Peacekeepers

by Jim McGinnis, inspired by his new book



As we continue to pray and act for peace around the globe, especially the week of May 29, International Day of the UN Peacekeepers, please consider forwarding this weekly prayer & action request to your networks.

This week I was touched by an op-art piece in the New York Times, "Memorial of the Mind" (5/25/09), especially the drawings of the utter destructiveness of war; plus the stories of Iraqi refugees from the Voices of Creative Nonviolence and scroll down to his articles.

Then go to this prayer from "Praying for Peace & UN Peacekeepers" (p. 44 in the book) and the action suggestions that follow.

Prayer of Petition.  O God of hope and peace, protect the more than 100,000 UN peacekeepers deployed around our world to bring warring parties to negotiate peace, enforce ceasefires, and rebuild hope, as well as societies devastated by war.  Inspired by their courageous and selfless service, may we become peacemakers and peacekeepers in our home, community, and in the political process in our community, state, and nation.

Action.  Consider the advocacy suggestions of the Better World Campaign for urging our political leaders to work more cooperatively with the United Nations; plus supporting UN Peacekeepers through its letter-writing campaign.

Order a copy of Praying for Peace Around the Globe online, email jimppjn@aol.com or call 1-800-833-0245.

Thanks for caring,