Hidden, eternal, immeasurable God, rich in mercy,
there is no other God than you.
You are great and worthy of all praise.
Your power and grace sustain the universe.
God of truth without falsity, righteous and true,
you chose Abraham your submissive servant
to be the father of many peoples
and spoke through the prophets.
Hallowed and praised be your name in all the world,
and let your will be done wherever people live.
Living and gracious God, hear our prayer:
our guilt has become great.
Forgive us children of Abraham our wars,
our enmities, our misdeeds against one another.
Redeem us from all distress and give us peace.
Guide of our destiny,
bless the leaders and rulers of the states,
that they do not lust after power and glory
but act responsibly for the well-being of their subjects
and peace among all.
Guide our religious communities and their leaders,
so that they not only proclaim the message of peace
but live it out themselves.
And to all of us, and those who are not of us,
give your grace, mercy and all good things,
and lead us, God of the living,
on the right way to your eternal glory.
Amid the tensive currents that underlie the recent brouhaha over certain islamophobic comments made by Singaporeans on Facebook, let this prayer be the desire of every spiritual descendant of Abraham in Singapore - jew, christian or muslim.
The above prayer was composed by the great catholic theologian, Hans Kung.