Most merciful and compassionate God,
Father of peace.
You call us to live as your sons and daughters
Open the hearts and minds of all people that
We might work together for an end to violence
Anywhere in our human family.
May our prayers and penance and whatever
Suffering we endure, help us to become
Instruments of your peace and healing.
Protect all who give their lives for freedom
And keep us all from harm.
We ask all this through the intercession of
Our Lady, Queen of Peace, Mother of your
Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and
Reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God
Forever and ever. Amen