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Monday 18 August 2014

Pro Pace - For Peace

Commemoration for Peace.

The following commemoration was traditionally used at Vespers, at the end of the other commemorations, and is for Peace. That Peace "which the world cannot give."

It was used in the pre-1911 Breviary, on days which were semi-doubles or of lower rank. It found its way into Evensong in the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. No doubt the revisers of 1911 thought that praying each day for peace was no longer necessary ...

In view of the current international situation, and a world which is far from peaceful, those who say the Office, and even those who don't, might like to add this to their daily prayers.

Pro Pace.

Antiphon. Da pacem Domine in diebus nostris, quia non est alius, qui pugnet pro nobis, nisi tu Deus noster.

V. Fiat pax in virtute tua.
R. Et abundantia in turribus tuis.

Deus, a quo sancta desideria, recta consília, et justa sunt opera: da servis tuis illam, quam mundus dare non potest, pacem; ut et corda nostra mandátis tuis dedita, et hostium sublata formidine, tempora sint tua protectione tranquilla.

For Peace.

Antiphon. Give peace in our time, O Lord, because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only Thou, O Lord.

V. May peace be within thy walls.
R. And plenteousness within thy palaces.

Let us Pray.
O God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed. Give unto Thy servants that peace which the world cannot give: that both, our hearts may be set to obey Thy commandments, and that also by Thee, we being freed from the fear of our enemies, may pass our time in peace and quietness.