God of peace:
Come, we pray, to places torn by endless violence,
to families driven far from home,
to the powerful, bent on war,
and bring, we beg you,
Teach us to be the makers of peace.
Strengthen those who work for peace.
By the power of your love,
remove immovable obstacles, and
make a way, where there is no way.
Thanks to Rev. Dr. Deborah Ann Taylor, Bethel Lutheran Church, Camrose, Alberta, for contributing our prayer for the third Sunday of Advent.