Nov 9, 2014

A Prayer for the Courage to Love Our Enemies

God of all creation,
Open our hearts and eyes
so that we might see
the face of our adversary,
and recognize, as you do,
that they are our sister, our brother.

God of Justice,
You call us to live in truth.
Give us the strength
to admit our past transgressions,
and to build new partnerships
with old enemies.

God of Peace,
You call us to love our enemies.
Give us the wisdom to translate
that love into a choice for
dialogue over demonization,
diplomacy over military confrontation.

God of Nonviolence,
lead us on your path to peace
that we might walk humbly with you.

We ask this in the name of the One
whose peace we seek, Jesus the Christ,
who lives and reigns
with You and the Holy Spirit,
now and forever.

~ written by Dave Robinson.  Posted on Pax Christi USA website.