Prayer of Dependence

O Lord, God of life, who cares for all creation, give us your peace.
May our security not come from arms, but from respect.
May our force not be of violence, but of love.
May our wealth not be in money, but in sharing.
May our path not be of ambition, but of justice.
May our victory not be from vengeance, but in forgiveness.
Open and confident, we want to defend the dignity of all creation, sharing, today and forever, the bread of solidarity and peace.
In the name of Jesus, your holy son, our brother, who, as victim of our violence, even from the heights of the cross gave us all forgiveness.

(Source: A prayer from an ecumenical conference in Brazil)