Thank you, Lord, that our lives may be orderly in this chaotic world. You who brought order to the universe out of the emptiness and shapelessness of our earth bring and desire for us the peace and harmony that exists in heaven.

We praise you for making us creatures who need such orderliness, in order to function well in your realm.

Use us also to bring this same order, in which you reign, to those whose lives are upended by human passions and sins. For where you are, there peace is.