Prayer for Peace

The following prayer was written in response to the events of 11 September 2001:
Father of all mankind,
   you look with great love on all your people
   of whatever race, culture and religion.
We ask you to bless us this day
   and send your Holy Spirit upon us
   and upon all the diverse peoples of our world:
   the Spirit of peace and justice,
   of understanding and reconciliation.
May people of violence
   allow themselves to be touched
   by the plight of those who suffer,
   and may your Spirit help broaden the horizons
   and deepen the understanding of us all.
We make this our prayer
   through Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen. 

Nicholas Hutchinson, FSC
in Volume 1 of 'Walk In My Presence', a book of prayer services
ISBN 1-898366-60-8
(Matthew James Publishing, Chelmsford, England)