Prayer for Peace
We can no longer think exclusively of carving out space for our personal or national interests; instead, we must think in terms of the common good, recognizing that we belong to a greater community, and opening our minds and hearts to universal human fraternity. We cannot continue to focus simply on preserving ourselves; rather, the time has come for all of us to endeavour to heal our society and our planet, to lay the foundations for a more just and peaceful world, and to commit ourselves seriously to pursuing a good that is truly common. We must promote actions that enhance peace and put an end to the conflicts and wars that continue to spawn poverty and death.
(Pope Francis. 1 January 2023. World Day of Peace Message.)