|Shalom is more than peace-- it is well-being, completeness, righteousness, and justice.|
Most Merciful God, we bless and praise You,
lifting our hearts to be filled with your grace.
Lord Jesus, you have brought us to this new day
to do the work of love you have set before us.
Bring us to a deeper knowledge of your truths, Lord,
firmly rooted in kindness, joy, and hope.
Help us to put away all rancor and division,
embracing instead the cause of peace and holiness.
Encircle us in your arms of healing and blessing, Lord Christ,
and settle your peace like a mantle on those for whom we pray.