Creator, as we fix our minds on You, grant us shalom, we pray. Lead us onto pathways that draw peace—into our lives and into the lives of others. We are weak and weary with helplessness as innocent lives are taken and livelihoods are devastated. Keep us in perfect peace, that we may be instruments of Your kingdom to usher peace into this chaotic world when and where we are able. “Great is Peace, for all other blessings are comprehended in it.” Amen.
Rev. Olivia M. Cloud
Consultant, National Council of Churches