WE GATHER ONCE AGAIN to do God’s work, the work of peace.
May we seek to renew a right spirit within our own souls,
and a right spirit among our sisters and brothers gathered here today,
so that we might carry the Spirit of the God of Peace into the world,
to relieve the suffering of all sentient beings.
Reaching inward, we prepare our hearts to be at peace,
to work with our colleagues in peace, and to bring peace to the world.
We hear the words of our teachers,
echoing the understanding and wisdom of our many spiritual traditions.
And so now, as we turn to our work at this meeting, mindful of our cosmic companionship,
let us pray with our actions for peace in the nations, and in the cities.
May this be a reflection of the peace that resides in each of our hearts.
May our greatest passion be compassion and our greatest strength be love.
So may it be. Amen. Shalmon. Salaam.

Dennis M. Davidson in For Praying Out Loud: Interfaith Prayers for Public Occasions by L. Annie Foerster