Archbishop Martin invites all to join a novena of prayer for peace for Gaza

4 Mar, 2024 | Bishops, Church, News, World

Archbishop Eamon Martin (pictured), Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, invites people of faith to join with him in a novena of prayer from 4 to 12 March, for a ceasefire in Gaza. 

On his X/Twitter page, Archbishop Martin said, “Please join me in a novena of prayer, from 4 to 12 March, offering up the Rosary and an extra Lenten sacrifice for a complete ceasefire in Gaza and Israel, and a safe return home of all hostages. The awful violence must stop and a massive humanitarian effort allowed to save life.”

At their Autumn 2023 General Meeting, the Bishops published a prayer for all that are affected by war around the world.  People are encouraged to pray the Rosary for peace and also the following prayer:

Blessed are the Peacemakers
We pray to You O Lord, through the intercession of Your Most Pure Mother Mary,
Give to the people suffering war and conflict the gift of peace, for you have given us all else:
A peace that all of us share in the passion and wisdom that is the Lord Jesus Christ.
The peace of the Sabbath, and the peace that knows no evening.
Stir up in the hearts and the minds of our leaders and politicians a longing for peace,
That brings real joy and our hearts will be restless no more.



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