Leader: “With all our heart and all our mind we pray to you O Lord:”
People: “Make us instruments of your peace.”

Leader: “For the peace of the world, that a spirit of respect and forbearance may grow among nations and peoples, we pray to you O Lord:”
People: “Where there is hatred, let us sow Love.”

Leader: “For our enemies and those who wish us harm, and for all whom we have injured or offended, we pray to you O Lord:”
People: “Where there is injury, let us sow pardon.”

Leader: “For all who believe in God in your many names, that our divisions may cease and all may be one, as you and the Father are one, we pray to you O Lord:”
People: “Where there is discord let us sow union.”

Leader: “For those who do not yet believe, for those who have lost their faith, and those in despair and darkness that they may receive the power of your love, we pray to you O Lord:”
People: “Where there is doubt let us sow faith.”

Leader: “For the poor, the persecuted, the sick and all who suffer; for refugees, prisoners, and all who are in danger; that they may be relieved and protected, we pray to you O Lord:”
People: “Where there is despair, let us sow hope.”

Leader: “For all who live in places where there is evil among men and bigotry and prejudice cast their dark shadow; that the yoke of oppression shall be lifted, we pray to you O Lord;”
People: “Where there is darkness let us sow light.”

Leader: “For those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit; that they may be comforted and healed; give then courage and hope in their troubles, and bring them the joy of salvation, we pray to you O Lord:”
People: “Where there is sadness let us sow joy.”

(other prayers and petitions may be added silently or aloud)

All: “Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand to be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born into eternal life.

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