A sister-blogger offered this prayer on the Fifth Anniversary of the war along with some suggestions on promoting peace. Apparently the anniversary of the war falls on the Catholic Feast of St. Joseph, who was certainly an example of peace. Thanks to Sister Susan Rose Francois and may we all, in our various traditions, pray for peace in our world.
God of Peace, grant peace to the people of Iraq, the United States and the entire world. Give us the strength and wisdom to follow the path of peace. May Joseph's life of faith inspire us to trust in your abiding love, especially in times of struggle and uncertainty. We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.