Lord, we pray for the power to be gentle;
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
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
May Christ support us all the day long,
till the shadows lengthen,
and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over
and our work is done.
Then in his mercy
may he give us a safe lodging,
and holy rest and peace at the last.
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