Give comfort to those who suffer
because of the violence.
Give comfort to those who mourn their dead,
and strength to neighboring countries
to welcome the refugees.
Convert the hearts of those who resort to arms
and protect those who work to promote peace.
God of hope, inspire leaders to choose peace
instead of violence
and to seek reconciliation with enemies.
Inspire compassion in the universal Church
for the Ukrainian people
and give us hope for a future of peace
based on justice for all.
We ask this through Jesus Christ,
Prince of Peace and Light of the world. Amen.