When I was a child, heavenly Father,

I knew nothing of wars, injustice, upheaval.

My world was so small and still, peaceful and secure.

Now that I am grown,

I realize how distant our world is from this ideal.

Through the power of your Holy Spirit,

send the healing balm of your love

into this fracture world and restore our lost innocence,

not because we have merited it,

but out of the bouty of your unconditional goodness.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord,

the Price of Peace.