Let there be peace on earth—a Christmas prayer

Live audio chat with Michael Pabst, C.S.B.

In this chat, Michael speaks about how we can pray for peace in the world, and he indicates how we can know these prayers are effective. “If you feel a change in you when you pray,” Michael says, “then you can be pretty sure the message was received everywhere. When you feel a new sense of God’s infinite goodness, and you finish this prayer with a new sense of awe and gratitude, you know something has happened and it is happening everywhere.”

Michael answers questions from listeners such as: How can we prayerfully respond to the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut? Why does God allow evil to happen? How can we pray to nullify evil and restore the promise of Christmas and peace on earth? What is one of the most important spiritual messages to focus on during Christmas? And, with all these prayers for peace, what do you see as the ultimate endgame? Do you think that one day there really will be peace on earth?

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