Pope Francis says that “To pray is to bring the beating heart of current affairs into God’s presence so that his gaze will shine out upon history".

Shane Taylor
Head of Faith and Mission

Pope Francis’ tweet on 11 March

As Mercy people, let us pray for peace and be agents of peace.

God of Mercy,
We pray for Ukraine, and all places of war.
For all of humanity distorted by war.
For all the lives lost, homes seized and peace broken.
May the Spirit of comfort and compassion envelop all who dwell in fear.
May the Spirit of wisdom and humility enliven our global leaders.
May we affirm the dignity and rights of all.
May we seek peace.