Lord, we pray for the power to be gentle

September 15, 2011

Lord, we pray for the power to be gentle; the strength to be forgiving;
The patience to be understanding; and the endurance to accept the consequences
of holding to what we believe to be right.
May we all put our trust in the power of good to overcome evil and the power of
love to overcome hatred.
We pray for the vision to see and the faith to believe in a world
emancipated from violence,
a new world where fear
shall no longer lead us to commit injustice,
nor selfishness
make us bring suffering to others,
and prejudice
will slide away as we grow to know and appreciate
the uniqueness of each community of faith.
Help us to devote our whole life and thought and energy
to the task of making peace,
praying always for the inspiration and the power
to fulfill the destiny
for which we and all people were created.

Amen.