A Prayer for Peace

We pray, O Lord our God, for all those who suffer from acts of war [in .............]. We pray for Your peace and Your mercy in the midst of the great suffering that people are inflicting on each other. Accept the prayers of Your Church, so that by Your goodness peace may return to all peoples.

Hear us and have mercy on us.

O Lord our God, remember and have mercy on our brothers and sisters who are involved in civil conflict. Remove from their midst all hostility, confusion and hatred. Lead everyone along the path of reconciliation and peace, we pray you.

Hear us and have mercy on us.

Let all believers turn aside from violence and do what makes for peace. By the strength of Your mighty arm save Your people and Your Holy Church from all evil oppression; hear the supplications of all who call to You in sorrow and affliction, day and night. O merciful God, let their lives not be lost, we pray You.

Hear us and have mercy on us.

But grant, O Lord, peace, love and speedy reconciliation to your people whom you have redeemed with you precious blood. Make your presence known to those who have turned away from you and do not seek you, so that none of them may be lost, but all may be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth, so that everyone, in true love and harmony, O long-suffering Lord, may praise your all holy Name. Amen.