An invitation to participate in the 32rd ANNUAL FORTY-DAY FAST For the Truth of Gospel Nonviolence

July 1-August 9

“This is the kind (of unclean spirit) that can be driven out only by prayer and fasting.”

THE FAST PRAYER

for the uniting of all Churches in proclaiming the truth of the nonviolent jesus and his way of nonviolent love of friends and enemies

Abba, in the name of Jesus we ask you to send the Holy Spirit to gather the Churches together, so that with one heart, one mind and one voice they may proclaim as God’s Way Jesus’ Way of Nonviolent Love of all people—friends and enemies—and thereby teach that

violence is not the Christian Way,

violence is not the Holy Way,

violence is not the Gospels’ Way,

violence is not the Apostolic Way,

violence is not the Way of Jesus,

violence is not the Way of God,

and thus set Christians free forever from bondage to

the unholy, uncatholic, unapostolic, unChrist-like ways

of the false gods and theologies of homicidal violence and enmity.

We plead this grace so that the Nonviolent Lamb may be our Lord in deed, as well as, in word and sacrament.

We request this gift so that the Christian Community may be—for afflicted humanity—a faithful witness to Jesus’ Way of overcoming evil.

We implore this healing so that the Church may be an authentic extension in time and space of the Way of the Lamb of God, of the Way of the Nonviolent Jesus, which is the Way to renew the face of the earth. Amen.

Our Lamb has conquered—let us follow.

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