O one God of all peoples and nations,

you created the earth and the cosmos,

in their beauty and in their frailty.

All that is loving and good points to your glory,

For you are the origin of all creation.

You want all to be for one another not a threat,

but a blessing.


Our one world should be, by your will,

a peaceful home for all.

As Christian men and women, we thank you

for our Lord and brother Jesus Christ.

He is our Peace, he is our reconciliation.

He came to knock down walls and to give to all,

without distinction, life and a future.


We beseech you:

Have mercy on all the victims and all the offenders.

Put an end to spirals of violence and hatred.

Let all of us, especially those who bear responsibility,

be ever more convinced that the way to peace

is not that of war and violence,

but of building peace through tolerance, solidarity and justice.

Let your peace flow like a river through all our deserts.


Lord give us strength and endurance

to pull down the mountains of misunderstanding and intolerance,

to fill in the trenches of hatred

and to level the paths towards a more just and a more peaceful world.


Let the melody of peace and reconciliation resound throughout your entire creation

And make us all instruments of your peace,

for this we ask your blessing, o God with many names,

we ask (+) You, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.


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