What Eastern Icons to Pray With for Peace?
Religious icons are a source of faith and connection to the spiritual world. When dreadful events occur in the world, many Orthodox believers turn to icons with prayers for peace, tranquility, and the resolution of all conflicts. If you would like to ask for help for all the people forced to fight for peace, here are some Eastern icons you can pray with.
What Eastern icons to pray with for peace?
Icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Icons of the Blessed Virgin Mary are powerful relics that have more than once helped believers cope with difficulties. Many of them are recognized by the Orthodox Church as miraculous. The Virgin symbolizes peace on earth, so she is often asked to protect the homeland from enemies and disasters. Besides, you can pray with the icon of the Mother of God for the health of relatives who left for the army or on a long journey.
Some of the most important icons of the Mother of God are the Vladimir icon of the Mother of God (according to the legend, it saved Moscow from enemies three times), the Smolensk icon of the Mother of God, the Pochaev icon of the Mother of God, which is located in the Pochaev Lavra in Ukraine, and others.
Icon of Jesus Christ
One can pray for peace with icons of Jesus Christ. For example, Eastern icons of the Transfiguration, antique icons of the Savior Not Made by Hands, icons of Christ Pantocrator, and others are considered powerful images.
Icon of St. George the Victorious
St. George the Victorious is especially revered among the military and everyone facing various threats. The saint is considered a symbol of evil resistance and is often depicted slaying the dragon that represents the devil. You can turn to the icon of St. George the Victorious with prayers for victory over enemies, peace, protection of yourself and your loved ones, and the strengthening of health.
Icon of the Guardian Angel
Angels are God’s messengers who are called to protect people from the evil forces and to proclaim His word. Eastern icons of your guardian angel would be an excellent choice for praying for serenity in your family, country, and the world.
If you want to ask God or the saints to help end the war and proclaim peace on earth, these icons can serve you well.
May God’s peace be with us all!