Venite et videte opera Domini, quantas posuerit solitudines in terra,conpescuit bella usque ad extremum terrae. Arcum confringet et concidet hastam plaustra conburet igni.
"Come and behold ye the works of the Lord: what wonders he hath done upon earth, making wars to cease even to the end of the earth. He shall destroy the bow, and break the weapons: and the shield he shall burn in the fire."
O God, from whom all holy desires, all right counsels and all just works do proceed, give to Thy servants that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be disposed to obey Thy commandments, and the fear of enemies being removed, our times, by Thy protection, may be peaceful. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thjee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen. -- Collect from the traditional Votive Mass for Peace
Almighty, everlasting God, in whose hand are the power and the government of every nation, look to the help of the Christian people, that the heathen nations, who trust in their own fierceness, may be crushed by the power of Thy right arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen. -- Collect from the traditional Votive Mass against the Heathen
-- For the intentions of Christ's Vicar, Pope Francis, for peace in Syria and throughout the Middle East: FULL TEXT OF THE POPE'S HOMILY ON SEPTEMBER 7, IN ENGLISH