Prayer for Reconciliation

In the midst of conflict and division,
We know it is you who turns our minds to thoughts of peace.

Your spirit changes hearts:
Enemies begin to speak to one another,
Those who were estranged join hands in friendship,
And nations seek the way of peace together.

Let your spirit be at work in us.

Give us understanding and put an end to strife,
Fill us with your mercy and overcome our denial.

Grant us wisdom and teach us to learn from the people of the land.

Call us to justice.


(Adapted from the Preface of the Eucharistic Prayer for the Mass of Reconciliation 11)
Australian Catholic Social Justice Council