O Lord, open our eyes that we may see the needs of others; open our ears that we may hear their cries; open our hearts so that they need not be without care.
Let us not be afraid to defend the weak because of the anger of the strong, nor be afraid to defend the poor because of the influence of the rich. Show us where love and hope and faith are needed, and by your grace, use us to love, hope, and faith to all the places we live, work, and play.
Open our eyes and our ears so that we may be peacemakers today. We offer ourselves to you in the name of the Prince of Peace, Jesus. Amen.