Lord, God, Creator of all the peoples of the world,
You call us to Your peace, to Your love
We know that peace will come when we all learn to live together as Your family.
Bless us with a creative and healing gift of compassion.
When hunger persists, help us find and eliminate its causes while sharing our blessings.
When injustice affects our sisters and brothers, let our voices be heard for change.
When differences divide us as nations, families and individuals, help us to use reason and
goodwill to build, not to destroy.
Inspire in all of us, especially through our work in the National Council of Catholic Women a
respect for all You have created and an awareness of our call to act with justice, love tenderly,
serve one another, and to walk humbly with You, our God. Amen.