O God, You made us in Your own image
and redeemed us through Jesus Your Son.
Look with compassion on the whole human family;
take away the arrogance and hatred
which infect our hearts;
break down the walls that separate us;
unite us in bonds of love;
and work through our struggle and confusion
to accomplish your purposes on earth.
That, in Your good time, all nations
and races may serve You in harmony
around your Heavenly throne.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
- A Columban Missionary