Lord God, Remember Christ your Son who is peace itself
and who has washed away our hatred with His blood.
Lord Jesus, be that peace which we need in order to rightly live
as the cross bearing body you have desired us to be. You once broke
down a dividing wall of hostility, continue to do so, that we might be one body
united in you.
Spirit of the Living God, You alone can draw us into
what it means to be Christ’s Body, fill our life with that
peace that you make possible. Renew us to life, and frustrate our
cruel intentions that we might truly live for and with one another.
Grant Lord, that we might learn to live together in the peace
that your precious blood makes possible.
Forgive our sins, as we forgive others,
for this is the way of peace.