Work for a world without nuclear weapons: Pray

A recent statement by the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches notes that we have entered a season of hope in the effort to abolish nuclear weapons. The statement closes with a prayer:

God of all times and seasons,
You have presented us with a season of hope and
a time of opportunity for a nuclear-weapon-free world.
May we not squander this opportunity
but find ways of working together
to make a difference  for the whole global family.
Fill us with the vision of your kingdom,
where the lion lies down with the lamb,
and weapons are turned into farming tools.
Empower us to declare that authentic security
is found in enhancing our human interdependence
in your one creation.

Enable us to live this declaration
in our relationships with neighbours, near and far
and to you be all glory and praise, now and forever.

Other prayers related to working for a world without nuclear weapons include:

Two prayers for Hiroshima Day

A prayer for those attacked by bombs and rockets

A prayer of confession

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