We utter our cry: that peace may prevail,
that earth will survive and faith must not fail.
We pray with our life for the world in our care,
for people diminished by doubt and despair.
We cry from the fright of our daily scene
for strength to say 'no!' to all that is mean:
designs bearing chaos, extinction of life,
all energy wasted on weapons of death.
We lift up our hearts for children unborn:
give wisdom, O God, that we may hand on
replenished and tended - this good planet earth,
preserving the future and wonder of birth.
Creator of life, come, share out, we pray
your Spirit on earth, revealing the Way
to leaders conferring round tables for peace,
that they may from bias and guile be released.
Be there with your Love, in protest and march
and help us to fire with passion your Church,
to match all our statements and loft resolve
with being - unresting in action involved.
Whatever the ill or pressure we face,
Lord, hearten and heal, give insight and grace
to think and make peace with each heartbeat and breath,
choose Christ before Caesar and life before death!