ROME - Faced with the tragedy that the inhabitants of the Holy Land are experiencing at this moment, the Grand Master suggests a special prayer written by him that we publish here.
The members of the Order and their friends are all invited to recite this prayer by Cardinal Filoni every day and spread it as much as possible in a spirit of communion and hope:
"Queen of peace,
Chosen daughter of a land still devastated by wars, hatred, violence.
We Knights and Dames of the Holy Sepulchre confidently address our plea to you:
Do not allow that Jesus' cry at the sight of the Holy City which did not understand the gift of peace
may, once again, fall into indifference and political calculation.
Look at the afflictions of so many mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, children, victims of destructive energies that are blind and without a future.
Inspire ways of dialogue, a vigorous will in solving problems and a collaboration of certain hope.
Don't let us ever get used to oppression, to consider the struggles as 'inevitable' and the victims they produce as 'collateral'.
Make sure that the logic of aggression does not prevail over goodwill and that the solution of many problems is not considered impossible.
Just like with Your prayer in the midst of the Disciples on Pentecost, obtain from the Almighty that situations, even if apparently insurmountable in the Holy Land, find ways of happy solution.