For the troubles and the sufferings of the world,
God, we call upon your mercy:
the whole creation's laboring in pain!
Lend a ear to the rising cry for help
from opressed and hopeless people.
Come! hasten your salvation, healing love!
We pray for peace,
the blessed peace
that comes from making justice,
to cover and embrace us.
Have mercy, Lord!
We pray for power,
the power that will
sustain your peolple's witness:
until your Kingdom come,
Rodolfo Gaede Neto