O God, whose will is life and peace
for all of your children,
let not our human hates release
the sword's dread power again.
Forgive our narrowness of mind;
destroy false pride, we plead;
deliver us and humankind
from selfishness and greed.
O God, whose ways shall lead to peace,
enlighten us, we pray;
dispel our darkness and increase
the light along our way.
Illumine those who lead the lands,
that they may make at length
the laws of right to guide the hands
that wield the nations' strength.
O God, who callest us to peace,
we join with everyone
who does his part that wars may cease
and justice may be done.
Enable us to take the way
the Prince of Peace hath trod;
create the will to build each day
the family of God.