Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Andrei Prayer

Almighty God and Creator, You are the Father of all people on the earth.

Guide, I pray, all the nations and their leaders in the ways of justice and peace.

Protect us from the evils of injustice, prejudice, exploitation, conflict and war.

Help us to put away mistrust, bitterness and hatred. Teach us to cease the storing and using of implements of war. Lead us to find peace, respect and freedom.

Unite us in the making and sharing of tools of peace against ignorance, poverty, disease and oppression.

Grant that we may grow in harmony and friendship as brothers and sisters created in Your image, to Your honor and praise.

Amen.

4 comment(s):

Kathleen said...

Amen

paul scott said...

there is no God, the idea is absurd from wherever you look at it

Lucia Maria said...

And yet our whole history is defined by when He entered it, ie this year is approx 2014 years since Our Lord was born.

Leftrightout said...

No, history is not defined by Jesus' birth, only the calendar. So what? It proves nothing. The Jews have a different calendar. The Muslims another. The Chinese yet one more. Are they not part of our history?

And, as you admit above, no one knows when Jesus was born (if he was born) so you are still an argument in search of a fact.

It's a pity Jesus didn't keep a diary, or that he wasn't thought of enough to appear in the contemporaneous historical record.

Our calendar is an accident of history and has only been in use since C1582. Up until then the Julian Calendar was used and its beginning date was Anno Urbis Conditae or 753 BCE, which has nothing to do with Jesus. So, your Jesus calendar has been in use only for the past 400 odd years. Is that really sufficient time to encompass "our whole history"?

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