In Response to War

Lyrics from a hymn by Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. This was written as the world braced for this morning’s news.

We Pray for Peace

We pray for peace, we pray for love and justice,
as once again, we face a time of war.
The meek and humble try — amid the crisis —
to love and build, to nurture and restore.
May leaders hear the truth the prophets teach us —
that gifts of peace are well worth struggling for.

We pray for peace, Spirit who calmed the waters —
Spirit who stills the storm, who stills the peoples’ fear.
Speak with love and with amazing power;
be with us now when trouble is so near.
May leaders see the miracle you offer —
that words and deeds can calm the nations here.