Prayer for Peace

God, you are the source of life and peace.
Praised be your name forever.
We know it is you who turn
our minds to thoughts of peace.
Hear our prayer in this time of crisis.

Your power changes our hearts.
Countless people on earth remember
and profoundly affirm,
that they are followers of one God,
children of Abraham, brothers and sisters
to each other in this world.
May enemies begin to speak with one another;
those who are estranged join hands in 
friendship; and nations seek the way of
peace together.

Strengthen our resolve to give witness
to these truths by the way we live.
Give all people:
Understanding that puts an end to strife;
Mercy that quenches hatred and
Forgiveness that overcomes vengence.
O God, of many names, empower
humankind to live in peace.