Lord Jesus Christ,
make us instruments of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let us sow love.
Where there is injury, let us offer pardon.
Where there is discord, let us build peace.
Oh Divine Lord, you taught us that those who work for peace are called the children of God.
Help us to persist in establishing justice and truth as firm and lasting foundations of peace.
Lord, you offer us peace as a gift and peace as a responsibility that we must realize with your help.
Give us the grace to reach for peace, to have attitudes of peace, that our words may be of peace, and that our works be works of peace.
Then may we build the peace that we and our nations need.
(Monseñor Pedro Rubiano Sáenz Cardinal of Colombia and Archbishop Emeritus of Bogotá)