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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Prayer for Peace in Ukraine
All of us are aware of the conflict that has been taking place in the Ukraine over the past few months.  Many in the TCDSB community have family and friends in the Ukraine and have been directly affected by the turmoil that has resulted in the loss of many lives.
Please find below a TCDSB prayer for peace that we encourage you to offer up in support of our brothers and sisters in this troubled part of the world.  
Thank you,
Angela Gauthier                           
Director of Education      
TCDSB Prayer for Peace
(adapted from: Pope JPII’s Prayer for Peace, 2001)
God of infinite mercy and goodness, with grateful hearts we pray to you today for Peace. You offer us your peace continually (Jn.14:27) and constantly remind us that peacemakers are blessed, “for they shall be called children of God” (Mt.5:9). May your voice resound in the hearts of all, as you call us to follow the path of reconciliation and peace, and to be merciful as you are merciful.
We pray to you for the people of the Ukraine who are experiencing conflicts and deaths. Bless the leaders with wisdom, vision and perseverance needed to build together a world of justice and solidarity, and to break down walls of hostility and division.
To you we entrust all families and pray that they may never yield to discouragement and despair, but become heralds of new hope to one another in this challenging time.
May you continue to inspire all of us to oneness of heart and mind, to work generously for the common good, to respect the dignity of every person and the fundamental rights which have their origin in the image and likeness of God impressed upon every human being.
Grant eternal rest to the dead and quick recovery to the wounded, we pray through Christ our Lord, Amen!
Let us now ask our mother Mary to intercede for the people of the Ukraine by praying together: Hail Mary....