God of peace,

we pray for those who have served our nation,

who laid down their lives

to protect and defend our freedom…

We pray for those who have fought,

whose spirits and bodies are scarred by war

and whose nights are haunted by memories

too painful for the light of day…

We pray for those who serve us now,

especially for those in harm’s way:

shield them from danger

and bring them home,


Turn the hearts and minds

of our leaders and our enemies

to the work of justice and a harvest of peace…

Spare the poor, Lord, spare the poor!

May the peace you left us,

the peace you gave us,

be the peace that sustains,

the peace that saves us.

Christ Jesus, hear us!

Lord Jesus, hear our prayer!


Catholic. Basilian. Teaching Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge since 1900.