AS FRANCISCANS DEDICATED TO MAKING PEACE, LET US PRAY:
God of love and peace,
we hold the people of Ukraine in our hearts
during these horrible days of war.
We join with all the peoples of the world
who choose respect over terror,
life over death,
plowshares over swords,
methods of mass peacemaking over weapons of mass destruction.
Guide national and world leaders as they make difficult decisions.
Enfold the people of Ukraine in your loving embrace —
especially the children whose terror is unimaginable.
Let peace prevail in our hearts,
in our world,
in our universe. Amen.