Friday, August 14, 2015

Prayer: Pope Leo XIII

O Lord, restore to humankind the true peace of your name, that peace which the world cannot give, and the calm of social harmony. Under your favor and inspiration, may people overthrow the rule of greed and bring back again the love of God, justice, charity toward neighbor, and temperance in all desires. May your kingdom come. May all recognize that they are subject to you and must serve you who are truth and salvation – that without you they labor in vain. In your law is reasons and kindness: you are ever at hand with our strength and your copious power to help us to keep it. The weak you sustain; the victor you crown.