With everything that is happening in the world right now, all we hope and ask for is peace, unity, and a haste end to the pandemic. The ongoing conflicts in Palestine, Israel, Myanmar, and even Colombia have become causes for concern for many countries and leaders, including Pope Francis.
Lolo Kiko has been calling for an end to these conflicts, and that the involved parties amend the issues between them through talks and not arms. He also called for unceasing prayer for world leaders to “find the path of dialogue and forgiveness,” and for all the victims, especially the children. (Read: Patriarch of Jerusalem Calls for Peace, Forgiveness in the Holy City)
So today, let us heed Pope Francis’s call and pray for the intercession of the peacemaker saint, St. Barnabas, who is also celebrating his feast day today.
Prayer to St. Barnabas
God our Father, You filled Saint Barnabas with faith and the Holy Spirit and sent him to convert the nations.
Help us to proclaim the gospel by word and deed. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Prayer from catholicdoors.com.