God of life
Every act of violence,
Between myself and others
Destroys a part of your creation
Stir in my heart
A renewed sense of reverence
For all life
Give me vision to recognize your spirit
In every human being,
However they behave towards me
Make possible the impossible
By cultivating in me
The fertile seed of healing love
May I play my part
In breaking the cycle of violence
By realizing that
Peace begins with me.

St. Ethelburga's Center for Reconciliation and Peace in A World of Prayer: Spiritual Leaders, Activists, and Humanitarians Share their Favorite Prayers by Rosalind Bradley