Invocation for peace

We have been shattered into pieces

divisive patter has demeaned us

Let’s commit to redeem peace around us.

In this room

In this city,

Let our faith bloom in the gritty places

Among all creeds and races.

Let our Rotary service

shine to all who observe us.



For free use within Rotary.  Please give acknowledge Shawn Bird of Shuswap Rotary as the author when you present the invocation.  Please also leave a message for her in the comments so others know where and when this invocation has been used.

(First published on November 9, 2016)

4 thoughts on “Invocation for peace

  1. Thankyou Shawn! in this time of uncertainty throughout the world I find this invocation to be perfect for not only our Rotary Club of Yankalilla changeover luncheon (28th June 2020) but our group celebration of the joining of district 9520 and 9500 to become District 9510. Regards Tracy

  2. This is beautiful. Thank you! I will be using it at the Rotary Club of Tualatin’s meeting today, June 3, 2020, via zoom in Tualatin, Oregon.

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