O Lord, the games in Sochi, Russia,
began with an amazing spectacle
of drama and dance. Hundreds
took part. As we watched on TV,
we were astonished by one
performance after another.
People are capable of wonderful things.
The games are held to encourage
understanding between nations.
Hopefully appreciation of others
will be fostered. Lord, you who
want all people to love each other
and love God above all things,
may your Spirit of Love
overcome all hostilities
and peace come to all.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”
Hymn: Let There Be Peace on Earth