This prayer of Blessed John Paul II written for the World Day of Peace in 2002.
O God, Creator of the universe,
who extends your paternal concern over
and guides the events of history to the goal of
we acknowledge your fatherly love
when you break the resistance
of mankind and,
in a world torn by strife and discord, you make us ready for
Renew for us the wonders of your mercy;
send forth your
Spirit that he may work in the intimacy of hearts,
that enemies may begin to
dialogue, that adversaries may shake hands
and peoples may encounter one
another in harmony.
May all commit themselves to the sincere search
true peace which will extinguish all arguments,
for charity which overcomes
hatred, for pardon which disarms revenge.