Grace and Peace to you.
Twenty-five years ago today, October 27, 1986, in Assisi, Italy, the home of St Francis, Pope Paul II declared the first World Day of Prayer for Peace. He was joined by religious leaders representing over a dozen faith traditions from around the world. Today again we join with people of all faiths to pray for peace.
In the beginning you created all things with a single word.
Each moment you re-create all things with a single breath.
We are all expressions of your one desire,
all members of one body,
all created in the deep peace of your love.
Each breath we take is your peace,
your one peace for all living things.
May your holy peace illumine our hearts,
fill our bodies and transform our minds,
heal our communities,
mend your world,
and re-create all things,
new in the breath of your love.