A Prayer from the World Council of Churches
God of all goodness,
You have been our refuge from generation to generation.
Your will is that peace should shine on all people everywhere.
With your spirit, guide the efforts of humankind to bring peace and
justice to the nations of the earth, and give strength to rulers and all
who work to establish peace and justice in the world.
Inspire those who come together in search of ways to bring about
peace, and through your word, change the hearts of all people so that
we shall strive for:
Peace, and not war,
The Common Good, rather than individual wellbeing,
Your Justice, instead of our own glory.
You have given us your peace. Enable us to share that peace with those
around us, so that love and harmony may be always present in our lives,
that all the world may know happiness, that we may live with dignity as
brothers and sisters, and that all may rejoice in your presence. United in
diversity, we call upon your infinite grace, humbly asking you to receive
our prayer and make us instruments of your peace.