ORATIO IMPERATA FOR PEACE
Lord of Peace, we come to You in our need
Create in us an awareness of the massive forces of violence and terrorism that threatens our world today.
Grant us a sense of urgency to activate the forces of goodness, of justice, of love and of peace in our communities.
Where there is armed conflict, let us stretch out our arms to our brothers and sisters.
Where there is abundance and luxury, let there be simple lifestyle and sharing.
Where there is poverty and misery, let there be dignified living and
constant striving for justice structures.
Where there is selfish ambition, let there be humble service.
Where there is injustice, let there be humble atonement.
Where there is despair, let there be hope in the Good News.
Where there are wounds of division, let there be unity and wholeness.
Where there are lies and deceit, let your Truth set us all us free.
Where there are thoughts of vengeance, let there be healing and forgiveness.
Help us to be committed to the Gospel of peace. In spite of our differences
In faith traditions and ethnic roots, teach us Your spirit of mercy and compassion.
For it is only in loving imitation of you, Lord of Peace, that we can
discover the healing springs of life
That will bring about new birth to our earth a new era of peace and
a new harmony among all
Forever and ever. Amen.
The above is a prepared presentation for the Global Peace Convention 2017. Changes in actual delivery may not be reflected.