“Peace, peace,”
we pray.
“Peace, as best we can.”
A wish and a confession,
all in one prayer:
That you will bring about
a wholeness
beyond our imagining;
That you will forgive us
for not believing
that peace is possible.

O Prince of Peace,
O Restless Spirit,
O Holy Silence,
we pray that you will
lead us
in a pursuit of peace
that leaves no stone unturned.
Not in ourselves.
Not in our world.
And definitely not
where justice is concerned.

May peace–
wholeness, serenity,
community, shalom–
keep us grounded
in you
in this moment
even as we wrestle
with our past(s)
in hope of a more peaceful

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