Thursday, August 27
This post was provided by Father Desmond Drummer
It is often said that "what is prayed is what is believed" -- meaning that the content of our sincerest prayers communicates the way we see ourselves, God, and the world in which we live. The prayers in the Roman Missal cover a wide range of needs and experiences. In the Mass for the Preservation of Justice and Peace, the collect (opening prayer) communicates something we often hear chanted in the streets after an injustice is committed: no justice; no peace. Every time I employ the Mass for the Preservation of Justice and Peace during the celebration of the Eucharist, I am affirmed in knowing that the peace we seek requires the manifestation of justice for all people.
- Father Desmond Drummer
No Justice | No Peace
Collect from Mass for the Preservation of Justice and Peace
O God, who have revealed that peacemakers are to be called your children,
grant, we pray, that we may work without ceasing
to establish that justice which alone ensures true and lasting peace.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.