Relaunching of the “Time Out” for peace

 
Faced with the absurd wars that are causing so much bloodshed, we turn to God who alone can meet humankind’s longing for peace. Each day at midday a moment of prayer, asking God to bless the world with true peace.
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Maria Voce launched the Time Out to the 350 Focolare youth who had gathered from several countries at Castel Gandolfo, Rome, to become the bearers of peace in the world. Encouraged by the news that was arriving from several members of the Focolare in the Middle East, Maria Voce told the audience of her idea.

In the face of “these absurd wars it is only God who can meet the longing for peace that is found in humankind. It would take a truly strong and powerful prayer,” “with a renewed faith that God could do it, that if we were to ask Him in unity, God would come to meet us in our need.”

The proposal: “Why not re-establish the midday Time Out? Chiara Lubich had launched this prayer,” Maria Voce went on to explain, “during the Gulf War in 1991 and, back then God listened to that prayer that came from everyone.”

Let us again take up the practice of the Time Out, with young people on the front lines. “Jesus is called the Prince of Peace,” Maria Voce concluded as she asked Him to give to humankind “that true peace, which would allow everyone – from whatever faith, social condition or country, to live their lives in serenity; that they would share this gift of Peace with all people.”

Young people have already begun to spread the news through the social networks, and have created the Time Out for Peace page on Facebook.

The appointment is for noontime, in each of our cities, asking in unity for the gift of peace.

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  1. Diana Rivera

    Chicos por la Unidad, Amigos de Jesús y estudiantes del Colegio San Ignacio en Puerto Rico se unen al time out por la paz.

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  2. sr Liliane

    Je suis d’accord, je propose que l’on commence tout de suite à l’école de la Villa ste Marcelline.

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  3. Primaria Pieve di Coriano

    Il time out per la pace è bellissimo!!! Noi siamo le classi 4° e 5° della scuola primaria di Pieve di Coriano (MN) in Italia. Siamo i fantastici 14! Ci crediamo anche noi nella pace!

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  4. Juan Carlos

    En Belize también haremos el time out.

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  5. Rocío Ayala

    En Querétaro, México, pediremos por la paz, en la escuela en que trabajo se estarán preparando actividades relacionadas para cerrar el 31 de enero con un evento por el día internacional de la paz, así que propongo en mi sección de preescolar, hacer el Time Out a mediodía.

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  6. Mar Ginés

    También yo me quiero comprometer en hacer este Time Out, Pido por la Paz en el Mundo, y para ello, además de sacar ese minuto de oración al día, le pido a Dios obtenerla en mí para después lograr darla a los demás donde quiera que esté, cada día. Porque como dice el Papa:” El hombre está hecho para la paz, que es un don de Dios”.

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  7. Anita

    HOLA A TODOS. SOY MAESTRA DE PREESCOLAR Y TAMBIÉN ME COMPROMETO A HACER EL TIME OUT CON MIS NIÑOS DEL PREESCOLAR. ESTAS GUERRAS DEBEN TERMINAR, CON MUCHA ORACIÓN LO LOGRAREMOS… ;)

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  8. Alejandro

    Hola! Soy un Mèdico desde hoy me comprometo desde la clìnica donde laboro realizar el time out. Una red de Oraciòn potente porque se hace en Unidad.

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  9. Pascal

    Today in Damascus the snow has covered the city and the mountains arround! may it be a sign from Heaven of peace coming soon.
    here we are commited in praying the time out at 1pm. let us ask the Lord to inspire the political leaders to agree into a ceasefire and accept to dialogue.

    Pascal Bedros

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  10. aurilene

    que o time out seja sentido profundamente em cada coração!!!

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  11. Sr. Susan m Greene, diGA-RDC

    COUNT ME IN AT NOON…..NEW YORK TIME….AT 75 years, I am glad to unite with the youth for PEACE. THANK YOU FOR RESTARTING THIS TIME. ALL MY UNITY, Susan

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  12. Gio Francisco

    It truly gives us great joy to have the “Time-Out for Peace” re-launched. In our world today, conflicts exist between nations, groups of people and even among individuals. With this, we must defend and promote peace. Besides the Time-Out, we ourselves must establish peace within our neighbors. Besides prayer, living the Word of Life for this month will surely restore the peace that the world thirsts. Let us entrust everything to our Peace, God!

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  13. irene m. de los angeles

    Kailangan natin ito! Samasama nating gawin kasama na rin si Chiara at lahat sa langit. Gagawin ko at ikakalat sa lahat ng maaari upang ang dasal na ito sa ngalan ni Hesus na “Principe ng Kapayapaan”, kapayapaan na DNA sa puso ng lahat ng tao ay maging katotohanan!

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  14. paola

    Ci sto,,,,x me mezzogiorno è orario critico al lavoro ma ci provo …10 minuti x una preghiera cerco di trovarli…

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  15. Liria

    O sino da nossa paróquia bate pontualmente todos os dias e o pensamento e intenção será este: “Time Out” pela paz.

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  16. Cristina

    Também eu me uno a todos vocês e a todos do mundo, pedindo o dom da paz!! Comprometo-me a vivê-la no meu dia a dia e que Ele a faça crescer no coração de cada homem!

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  17. Amaris

    Sí, es cierto
    hay cosas que solo con la ayuda del cielo,
    las podremos alcanzar…
    La paz es uno de esos dones que podemos pedir juntos.

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  18. Lina

    Ci sto in questa sfida per la pace nel mondo… tutti giorni a le 12 prego per essa …..

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  19. MARIA CRISTINA

    SÍ, ME COMPROMETO A DIFUNDIR ESTA PROPUESTA!! ME PARECE QUE SOLO DIOS PUEDE HACERLO.

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  20. anna andreina gatti

    ok riprendo con fede la pratica del Time Out for peace, perché si arrivi a quella condizione…. “che permetta a tutti, di qualsiasi fede, condizione, Paese, di vivere serenamente la vita; ….”

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  21. Maricris

    Ci voleva… ci sono!! Con la certezza che anche questo porterà a fare dell’ umanità un’ unica famiglia

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  22. LUIS GHIANO

    Me parece una muy buena idea relanzar el time Out,me agregare a la lista de los que rezamos por la Paz y agradecemos a dios su Intervención para cambiar el corazón de los hombres.

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    • M. Pia

      Sì, ci sto. E’ indispensabile un impegno + forte di ciascuno in questa battaglia d’amore, per essere profondamente uniti ai nostri fratelli che stanno vivendo situazioni di guerra.

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      • Sheila

        Time out its just what we need,Count me in at noon in Cameroon