As we stand with the people of Ukraine, we also remember the people of Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria, Ethiopia and all war-torn nations.
The Gift of peace
May God give wisdom and courage
to those who work for peace.
We pray that their efforts may be blessed,
that they may bring an end to violence
and solace and stability to suffering peoples.
May the gift of peace permeate all troubled souls,
convert all who live by violence
and comfort all children who live in menacing situations,
that the freedom to enjoy life and grow in safety may be theirs.
And may each one of us know
peace of mind and heart,
peace of body and spirit,
peace of community and world.
Holy Spirit of Peace, grant our prayer.
Sr Bridgetta Rooney/CAFOD
Catholic Agency for Overseas Development