In the midst of conflict and division,
We know it is You
Who turn our minds to thoughts of peace.
Your Spirit changes our hearts:
Enemies begin to speak to one another,
Those who were estranged join hands in friendship,
And nations seek the way of peace together.
Let Your Spirit be at work in us.
Give us understanding and put an end to strife,
Fill us with mercy and overcome our denial,
Grant us wisdom and teach us to learn
From the people of the land,
Call us to justice.
(Australian Catholic Social Justice Council Prayer Card,
adapted from the Preface of the Eucharistic Prayer for Masses of Reconciliation II)
SEE ALSO:ACBC website to read Bishop Wilson’s Pastoral Letter