Prayer for Peace in Sudan

The following is the official prayer for the “101 Days of Prayer” for Sudan organized by Catholic Relief Services.  For more information about the campaign, visit

Lord Jesus, you said to us:

“I leave you peace.  My peace I give you.”

Look upon us your sisters and brothers in Sudan

as we face this moment of referendum.

Send us your Spirit to guide us.

Give us the wisdom we need to choose our future where

            we will know your true peace.

You call us out of slavery, oppression, and persecution

so that we may have life in abundance.

Grant us peace with one another.  Give peace among

            ethnic groups.

Help us to work together for the good of all.

We ask this in your name, Jesus our Lord.

Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us.