We are children of God
May peace be with us.
The conflict in the Holy Land, with the death of so many innocent lives, cannot leave us indifferent.
What drives a person to desire the death of another?
What is the purpose of our existence if not to live in peace with God, with ourselves, and with the world?
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9).
Can one truly find peace after interrupting a human life destined for the beauty of creation?
What is the beauty of life? It is feeling peace and joy in our hearts, not a momentary and fleeting joy, but something more essential and eternal: our relationship with God.
We are children of God, and to be called as such, we must be obedient to God Himself, who desires good for each of us, following the signs that keep us close to His love.
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15:9-11).
We are the true bearers of God’s message of love, which false prophets have turned into a message of war and hatred, confusing minds and dispersing souls. Let us pray that we can dialogue with one another with the words of Jesus: “I leave you peace; I give you my peace.”
Lord Jesus, who gave yourself to the world, grant us peace. Make the world recognize that You alone are the gateway to heaven and the way to the Father. We pray for the populations suffering due to the indifference of the powerful, and we pray for the hatred fueled by the infernal enemy, hiding behind false doctrines and wrong religions.
We are children of God, and with the weapons of prayer and faith, we fight the forces of evil in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. We prepare to celebrate All Saints’ Day on November 1, aspiring ourselves to become saints with the grace of God the Father through Jesus Christ our Lord.
We are children of God.
129th International Prayer Marathon
October 29, 30, 31, 2023