Tuesday, May 12, 2009
O Lord, Send Us Your Peace
Prayer of Pope Benedict
at the Western Wall
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
May 12, 2009
God of all the ages,
on my visit to Jerusalem, the “City of Peace,”
spiritual home to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike,
I bring before you the joys,
the hopes and the aspirations,
the trials, the suffering and the pain
of all your people throughout the world.
God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
hear the cry of the afflicted, the fearful, the bereft;
send your peace upon this Holy Land,
upon the Middle East,
upon the entire human family;
stir the hearts of all who call upon your name,
to walk humbly
in the path of justice and compassion.
“The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
to the soul that seeks Him” (Lam 3:25)!