“I make a heartfelt appeal to all people of goodwill to raise prayers to Almighty God that all political actions and initiatives may be at the service of human brotherhood rather than partisan interests.” Pope Francis
Let us join together in prayer:
God of peace,
You come to us in quiet and in stillness;
help us to know that you are there.
May your gentleness surround us when we are afraid,
and when we are weary and tired, may we seek
refuge in Your gentle and loving arms.
Grant us peace this day, and help us to know that we are safe,
that we are loved, and that you hold us all in the palm of your hand.
Adapted from: Prayer Service for Peace Welcome and Greeting