For Peace

As the fever of day calms towards twilight,
May all that is strained in us come to ease.

We pray for all who suffered violence today,
May an unexpected serenity surprise them.

For those who risk their lives each day for peace,
May their hearts glimpse providence at the heart of history

That those who make their riches from violence and war
Might hear in their dreams the cries of the lost.

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