Peace with my Family

O Lord,

You made us in love; you made us for love. But envy to the point of hatred split Cain and Abel and also Esau and Jacob; it was there between James and John; it can divide our own families.

Cleanse us, we pray, from the sins that rob us of the peace you meant for us, and grant us the gift of cultivating peace wherever we are, beginning with those closest to us.

In the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.