God, You are a God of life
and you want that we – men and women
might have life in abundance in your creation.
We come to you full of fear,
helpless and powerless
considering the violence around us and in us.
Convert us in the depths of our hearts
to people which bring Your peace into our world.
Bless with Your Spirit
the creative imagination and the patience
of all people who are with us on the way
to your kingdom of peace.
Send Your Spirit in the hearts of those
which are caught in the web of violence,
– as perpetrators or victims –
and never let us give up the search
for a talk with them.
Thou who art our father and mother
and have exemplified us
how we overcome violence
and can create peace
in our brother Jesus Christ