Prayer to Our Lady Queen of Peace
May she who experienced the cares
and hardships of earthly life,
the weariness of daily toil, the hardships
and trials of poverty,
and the sorrows of Calvary,
come to aid the needs of the Church and the human race.
May she graciously lend an ear
to the devout pleas of those
all over the world who beg her for peace.
May she enlighten the minds of those who rule nations.
And finally, may she prevail on God,
who rules the winds and storms,
to calm the tempests in men’s warring hearts
and grant us peace in our day.
What we seek is true peace
grounded on the sturdy foundations of justice and love
—on a justice which recognizes the legitimate rights
of the weak as well as those of the strong;
on a love which keeps men from falling into error
through excessive concern for their own interests.
Thus each person’s rights may be safeguarded
without the rights of others being forgotten or violated.