Dear God, the heavens are telling of Your glory and the wonders of Your love. Yet, as clouds will cover your sky in gloom, as the ceilings of men's buildings hide the sky from my sight, so the cares of this existence block your majesty from my mind. You are our peace and to You we ascribe glory.
Grant peace to Your servants. Implant in them the fear of You and confirm in them love one for another. Extinguish every dispute and banish all temptations to disagreement.
I pray for Your peace and Your mercy in the midst of the great suffering that people are now inflicting on each other. I look with hope to the day when my knowledge of Your glory will never be hidden by the concerns of the world. Hear us and have mercy on us.