Nine Days of Prayer
A Journey of Prayer for Tolerance and Peace.
Inspired by the International Day of Tolerance
As Christians, we worship and serve the Prince of Peace. We are called to cultivate God’s gift of peace in our hearts, in our homes, in our communities, in our nation, and in our world.
While this nine-day journey of prayer originally began on Election Day (November 8) and ended on the International Day of Tolerance (November 16), it continues to provide us with an opportunity for reflection, healing, and deepening our commitment to the mission of promoting peace, reconciliation, unity and the common good.
Begin the prayer journey at any time! Let the Lord heal your mind and heart so that you can participate in the healing of our nation and world.
PAUSE for silence, to calm your heart and mind.
READ the scripture passage: Ephesians 4:1-6.
Live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace: one body and one Spirit, as you were also called to the one hope of your call; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
REFLECT on the prayer intention of the day (see below).
PRAY the Lord’s Prayer.
CLOSE with the Sign of the Cross.
Daily Prayer Intentions:
- Lord, help me grow in humility.
- Lord, inspire me to be an instrument of unity rather than division.
- Lord, forgive me for when I judged people and held grudges.
- Lord, I forgive those who have hurt or offended me.
- Lord, give me the courage to stand up for the equal dignity of women and girls.
- Lord, teach me to respectfully listen to the perspectives of others, even if I disagree.
- Lord, help me embrace all people of faith, especially Muslims, and to see them as partners in good will.
- Lord, open my eyes to human realities, especially those of undocumented immigrants, people living with disabilities, the elderly, young people, the LGBT community, refugees, and prisoners.
- Lord, I want to see you in every person. Give me patience so that I may recognize the God-given dignity of every person, especially those I may not immediately understand.