PRAYER FOR PEACE
May we see the day when war and bloodshed cease,
when a great peace will embrace the whole world.
Then nation will not threaten nation,
and mankind will not again know war.
For all who live on the earth shall realize
we have not come into being to hate or to destroy.
We have come into being to praise, to labor, and to love.
Compassionate God, bless the leaders of all nations
With the power of compassion
Fulfill the promise conveyed in Scripture:
I will bring peace to the land,
And you shall lie down and no one shall terrify you.
I will rid the land of vicious beasts
And it shall not be ravaged by war.
Let love and justice flow like a mighty stream
Let peace fill the earth as the waters fill the sea
And let us say: Amen