The Lord Jesus prayed: "May they all be one."

Let us pray...

O God of all the nations, 
the One God who is and was  
and always will be, 
in your providence  
you willed that your Church 
be united to the suffering of your Son. Look with mercy on your servants 
who are persecuted for their faith in you. Grant them perseverance and courage 
to be worthy imitators of Christ. 
Bring your wisdom upon leaders of nations to work for peace among all peoples. May your Spirit open conversion 
for those who contradict your will, 
that we may live in harmony. 
Give us the grace to be united  
in truth and freedom, 
and to always seek your will in our lives. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. 
Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us. 


Prayer composed by  
Archbishop William E. Lori, Baltimore