Prayer for the Making of a Better World
O Thou who compasseth the whole earth with Thy most merciful favour and willest not that any of thy children should perish. I would call down Thy blessing today upon all who are striving towards the making of a better world. I pray, O God especially—
For all who are valiant for truth:
For all who are working for purer and juster laws:
For all who are working for peace between nations;
For all who are engaged in healing disease;
For all who are engaged in the releif of poverty:
For all who are engage in the rescue of the fallen:
For all who are working towards the restoration of the broken unity of Thy Holy Church:
For all who preach the gospel:
For all who bear witness to Christ in foreign lands:
For all who suffer for righteousness’ sake.
Cast down, O Lord, all the forces of cruelty and wrong. Defeat all selfish and worldy-minded schemes, and prosper all that is conceived among us in the spirit of Christ and carried out to the honour of His blessed name. Amen.
~Richard J. Foster’s Prayers From The Heart