Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Prayer to Calm Hateful Feelings

Nicodemus reveres the Heart of Jesus

WE THANK YOU, O Master and Lover of Humankind, Ruler of time and Giver of every good thing, Who destroys our walls of hatred and grants peace to the world. Instill in me a love for You and fear of anything that would take me from You and confirm me in love for other people. Extinguish every dispute and banish every temptation to bitterness and contentious disagreement. For You are our Peace and to You we send up glory: to the Father, and to the Son, and to Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

A slightly adapted Eastern Christian Prayer


  1. I love you Father Stephen Morris for giving me the hope that I can overcome the adversity in my life and cast light into the deep shadows. Peace be with you always.

  2. At one point you defined what hate might mean to us. I have kept that in the back of my mind. Every prayer that helps us to let go of these feelings that hold us back from love is a help. I will make this a part of my healing from hate.

  3. Jesus wants us to be inwardly free. This is a good prayer. Few people today will risk entering the place of shadows. Let's offer the prayer often.