A Prayer for Peace

God of infinite mercy, we trust in your good purposes of peace for all your children. We pray for those who at this time face danger in defense of justice.

Watch over those in peril; support those who are anxious for loved ones; gather into your eternal purpose those who will die.

Remove from the hearts of all people the passions that keep alive the spirit of war, and in your goodness restore peace among us; for the sake of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Adapted from the Book of Common Order, Church of Scotland