Lord in Heaven,
You give to us a world of life and joy,
you make ready a feast, you breathe into our lungs that first breath.
Jesus – on our first day you were there, to shelter, to guide, to love,
along our journey we sin, we fight, we commit abuses against our neighbors,
but Lord … in spite of this, you are prepared to help us heal, to forgive, to welcome us back.
I pray this day that people can learn by your example, as demonstrated in the gospels,
I pray this day that people can heed your wisdom, your guidance.
I pray for my brothers and sisters that we do more than WAIT for PEACE!
I pray we begin building it, with love, compassion, cooperation, and liberty.
I pray we remember our birthright as humans,
I pray we remember our value, our dignity,
I pray we begin to heal,
I pray for peace.