Thou shalt do no murder.
mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this
My soul hath long
dwelt among them : that are enemies unto peace.
I labour for
peace, but when I speak unto them thereof : they make them ready to
— Psalm 119/120:5-6
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the
children of God.
— Matthew 5:9
Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that
take the sword shall perish with the sword.
CollectTERNAL God, in whose perfect
kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no
strength known but the strength of love; so mightily spread abroad
thy Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the
Prince of Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and
glory, now and for ever. Amen.
|UR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy
name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in
heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our
trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us
not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen.|
AIL Mary, full of
grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and
blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
killedV. Rest eternal grant to them, O
R. And let light perpetual shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.
Prayer before a
good and most sweet Jesu, I cast myself on my knees in thy presence,
and with all the fervency of spirit pray and beseech thee that thou
wouldst vouchsafe to imprint on my heart a lively sense of faith,
hope, and charity, true repentance for my sins, and a most steadfast
purpose of amendment, so do I ponder in my heart with deep affection
and sorrow of soul, and inwardly contemplate thy five most precious
wounds, having before my eyes that saying which the Prophet David
put already in thy mouth concerning thyself, O good Jesu: they
pierced my hands and feet; I can tell all my bones.
Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ,
inebriate me. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of
Christ, strengthen me. O good Jesu, hear me. Within thy wounds hide
me. Suffer me not to be separated from thee. From the malicious
enemy, defend me. In the hour of my death, call me. And bid me come
to thee. That with thy saints I may praise thee for ever and ever.
ND there’s another country I’ve heard of long
Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that
We may not count her armies, we may not see her king
fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering
And soul by
soul and silently her shining bounds increase
And her ways are
ways of gentleness and all her paths are
peaceOU are Christians; then your
Lord is one and the same with Jesus on the throne of his glory, with
Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, with Jesus received into your hearts
in Communion, with Jesus who is mystically with you as you pray and
with Jesus enshrined in the hearts and bodies of his brothers and
sisters up and down the world.
OW go out into the highways and hedges and look
for Jesus in the ragged and naked, in the oppressed and sweated, in
those who have lost hope, and in those who are struggling to make
good. Look for Jesus in them, and when you find him, gird yourselves
with his towel of fellowship and wash his feet in the person of his
Weston, late Bishop of
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