Prayers in time of war
O Almighty God,
the Father of all humanity,
turn, we pray, the hearts of all peoples and their rulers,
that by the power of your Holy Spirit
peace may be established among the nations
on the foundation of justice, righteousness and truth;
through him who was lifted up on the cross
to draw all people to himself,
your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
Love and fidelity have come together;
Justice and peace join hands
Fidelity springs up from earth
and justice looks down from heaven.
Psalm 85:10-11 (New English Bible)
May it yet be that love and fidelity will have their way with us,
And in Iraq, and to the ends of the earth.
May justice and peace join our hands to others
So that your hope can flow beyond what we can see,
Beyond what we can say.
Source: Lou Sanders