Monks, and those who keep the hours of prayer, pray for the world. They sow the day in prayer, not knowing what the day will bring. This old world needs prayer, and the One who hears.
O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that,in
your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (From the Book of Common Prayer.