God of reconciliation,
passionate for your whole creation,
impel us by the love of Christ
to see your guiding hand
in leading us
to forgiveness, pardon and peace.
Give us the courage to hear
every story of every person
with dignity and respect.
Give us hope in the blood of the cross.
Help us by your grace
in the ministry of reconciliation
you have given us to do:
to heal and to make whole,
and that we might work to remove
every structure that provokes, promotes
and sustains violence.
Let your word of reconciliation
be in our mouths and in our hearts
that your peace
might by present to all.
Do not count our sins against us,
but build us up
into the body of Christ,
a living temple.
We pray at the table of the Lamb
and at the foot of the cross.
We are washed
in your Precious Blood.
We pray in the name of Jesus.