It is truly right and just
that we should give you thanks and praise, O God,
almighty Father, for all you do in this world,
through our Lord Jesus Christ.
For though the human race is divided by dissension and discord,
yet we know that by testing us
you change our hearts to prepare them for reconciliation.
Even more, by your Spirit you move human hearts
that enemies may speak to each other again,
adversaries join hands, and peoples seek to meet together.
By the working of your power it comes about, O Lord,
that hatred is overcome by love,
revenge gives way to forgiveness,
and discord is changed to mutual respect.
Therefore, as we give you ceaseless thanks with the choirs of heaven,
we cry out to your majesty on earth,
and without end we acclaim: