Good our Father, Great and Merciful, Father of all. Your plan is one of peace and not of affliction. You sent your Son, Jesus, to announce peace to those far and near, to reunite people of all races and origins as one family.
Listen to the cry of all your people, the supplication, full of sadness, of all humanity;
never again war, an aimless adventure without return,
never again war, spiral of grief and of violence;
no to war that threatens all your creatures in heaven, on earth and in the sea.
Speak to the hearts of those responsible for the future of all, Stop the logic of reprisals and revenge, Inspire, through your Spirit, new solutions, generous and honorable acts, dialogue and patient waiting, which are more fruitful than the rapid decisions to war.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, let me sow harmony.
where there is doubt, faith;where there is despair, hope;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love.
St. Francis of Assisi
“ Hold firm, the coming of the Lord is near."