O Sorrowful One,
lament with us the shadow cast by our special gifts.
The strength of identity that becomes unlistening;
the passion of faith that becomes certain;
the tolerance that become intolerant;
the power that becomes corrupt;
the history that becomes a battlefield.
I think of places of conflict and grief this day...
Grant us a peace that is wise and sustaining
and values our different stories.
-Tess Ward, The Celtic Wheel of the Year: Celtic and Seasonal Prayers