Prayer of Intercession for Today's World

Here’s a prayer of petition and intercession for our world. 

Prayer for Today’s World

O God
You love justice and establish peace on earth.
We bring before you the disunity of today's world:
The absurd violence, and the many wars, which
are breaking the courage of the people of the world:
militarism and armaments race, which are threatening life on the planet:
human greed and injustice, which breed hatred and strife.

Send Your Spirit and renew the face of the earth:
Teach us to be compassionate towards the whole human family:
Strengthen the will of all those who fight for justice and for peace; 
lead all nations into the path of peace, 
and give us that peace which the world cannot give. Amen

~ from Prayers for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2008, posted on the World Council of Churches website.