Consider these words from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr:
“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”

A reading from Psalm 119:121-126 MSG:
I stood up for justice and the right; don’t leave me to the mercy of my oppressors. Take the side of your servant, good God; don’t let the godless take advantage of me. I can’t keep my eyes open any longer, waiting for you to keep your promise to set everything right. Let your love dictate how you deal with me; teach me from your textbook on life. I’m your servant—help me understand what that means, the inner meaning of your instructions. It’s time to act, God… 


Prayer:
Light of the world, shine in our darkness, illuminate the way of peace.*

*prayer taken from Common Prayer