The gift of peace

May God give wisdom and courage

to those who work for peace.

we pray that their efforts may be blessed,

that they may bring an end to violence

and solace and stability to suffering peoples.

may the gift of peace permeate all troubled souls,

convert all who live by violence

and comfort all children who live in menacing situations,

that the freedom to enjoy life and grow in safety may be theirs.

and may each one of us know

peace of mind and heart,

peace of body and spirit,

peace of community and world.

holy spirit of peace, grant our prayer.

amen.

sr bridgetta rooney/cafod >