Prince of Peace,
You were born into a world
where terror reigned and fear ruled
and live today in a world crucified by war.
Fill us with your passion for justice
that wherever we see evil abound
we may live to disturb its path
and strive to build bridges of reconciliation.
In the darkness, beckon us with your kindly light
that we never lose sight of your vision of peace
in which the lion lies down with the lamb. Amen.
~ Written by Annabel Shilson-Thomas, an Anglican priest in Cambridge (UK) who has also worked in the field of overseas aid and development. Used with permission.