In time of war

O Lord our Creator and Preserver, who hast made of one blood all nations of men to dwell upon the face of the earth; We cry to thee in our distress, and beseech thee to look down in mercy on the terrible conflicts which are destroying the lives and estranging the hearts of thy children. O breathe upon thy people the spirit of thy Son; and grant that the work of righteousness may be peace, and the effect of righteousness quiet and assurance forever. Amen.

  • In Prayers and Thanksgivings upon Several Occasions in Book of Prayer (Universalist Publishing House, 1894), p. 45
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