In the midst of conflict and division,
We know it is you
Who turns our minds to thoughts of peace.
Your spirit changes hearts:
Enemies begin to speak to one another,
Those who were estranged join hands in friendship,
And nations seek the way of peace together.
Let your spirit be at work in us.
Give us understanding
and put an end to strife,
Fill us with your mercy
and overcome our denial.
Grant us wisdom and teach us to learn
from the people of the land.
Call us to justice.
(Adapted from the Preface of the Eucharistic Prayer for the Mass of Reconciliation 11)
Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, Prayer Card, 2006
Permission for use granted by ACSJC.