Our Father in heaven,
We pray that You save us from ourselves.
The world that You have made for us, to live in peace, we have made into an armed camp.
We live in fear of war to come. We are afraid of “the terror that flies by night, and the
arrow that flies by day, the pestilence that walks in darkness and the destruction that
wastes at noon-day.”
We have turned from You to go our selfish way. We have broken Your Commandments
and denied Your truth. We have left Your altars to serve the false gods of money and pleasure and power.
Forgive us and help us.
Now, darkness gathers around us, and we are confused in all our Counsels. Losing faith in You, we lose in ourselves.
Inspire us with wisdom, all of us of every color, race, and creed, to use our wealth, our strength to help obrother, instead of destroying him. Help us to do Your will as it is done
in heaven and to be worthy of Your promise of peace on earth. Fill us with new faith, new strength and new courage, that we may win the Battle for Peace.
Be swift to save us, dear God, before the darkness falls.