Lord, we pray for the power to be gentle;
the strength to be forgiving;
the patience to be understanding;
and the endurance
to accept the consequences
of holding to what we believe to be right.
May we put our trust in the power
of good to overcome evil
and the power of love to overcome hatred.
We pray for the vision to see and
the faith to believe
in a world emancipated from violence,
a new world where fear shall no longer
lead men to commit injustice,
nor selfishness make them
bring suffering to others.
Help us to devote our whole life
and thought and energy
to the task of making peace,
praying always for the inspiration
and the power
to fulfill the destiny for which
we and all men were created.