Prayer for Peace



International Leadership Team
(an adaptation of St. Francis Peace Prayer)


International TeamLord, make me an instrument of your peace.

        Lord, make me an advocate of all those who are discriminated and excluded.

Where people are discriminated because of their race,

        Let me advocate for fraternity;

Where people are disadvantaged or persecuted because of their religion,

        Let me advocate for religious freedom;

Where people are discriminated because of their sexual orientation or gender identity,

        Let me advocate for equality and their dignity;

Where people are treated as slaves,

        Let me advocate for their freedom;

Where people are migrating and seeking refuge,

        Let me advocate for their protection and security;

Where people are evicted from their land and home,

        Let me advocate for compensation;

Where people exploit the resources of the earth for their private interest,

        Let me advocate for justice and solidarity;

Where our mother Earth is damaged and polluted,

        Let me advocate for the protection and respect of Creation,

Where peoples and nations fight against each other,

        Let me advocate for Peace and Reconciliation.


Because it is You, who is present in our Sisters and Brothers.

It is you, who gave us an inalienable dignity as your creatures.

Together with Jesus our Lord and Brother we pray to you:

Your Kingdom come, your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.


Markus Heinze, OFM