A prayer for our day of abstinence/fasting and prayer as we bring the Trinity season and ordinary time to a close this coming week.
For the Coming of Christ’s Kingdom and Universal Peace
ALMIGHTY Father, thou King eternal, immortal, invisible, thou only wise God our Saviour;
Hasten, we beseech thee, the coming upon earth of the kingdom of thy Son,
our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
and draw the whole world of mankind into willing obedience to his blessed reign.
Overcome all his enemies, and bring low every power that is exalted against him.
Cast out all the evil things which cause wars and fightings among us,
and let thy Spirit rule the hearts of men in righteousness and love.
Repair the desolations of former days;
rejoice the wilderness with beauty;
and make glad the city with thy law.
Establish every work that is founded on truth and equity,
and fulfil all the good hopes and desires of thy people.
Manifest thy will, Almighty Father, in the brotherhood of man,
and bring in universal peace; through the victory of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.