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Prayer for the London 2012 Games


For all those nations attending the Games, for dignity and respect for all cultures and differences.

For the 2012 30th Olympiad and Paralympics,

the athletes and visitors.

For peace for London, for the host cities and for all cities.

For people of all faiths.

For young people, their health, happiness and future.

For one world of justice and compassion.

For international peace from conflict.

For the flourishing of international art, culture and music.


Response: We pray for peace.



Universal Peace Prayer


Lead me from death to life; from falsehood to truth.

Lead me, from despair to hope; from fear to trust.

Lead me from hate to love; from war to peace.

Let peace fill our hearts, our world, our universe.


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Reconciliation Prayer for the 100 Days of Peace


O God of forgiveness, you gave us your Son to reconcile us to you, so that we may know your peace.


In this sacred icon, we recall men and women down the ages whose stories have witnessed to your healing mercy.


We ask you to make London 2012 a special time of unity between peoples.


May all who visit find a welcome in our cities. Bless all those involved in the Games, so that together we may build a legacy of peace for the future.

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