Consider these words from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr:
“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”

A reading from Psalm 119:121-126 MSG:
I stood up for justice and the right; don’t leave me to the mercy of my oppressors. Take the side of your servant, good God; don’t let the godless take advantage of me. I can’t keep my eyes open any longer, waiting for you to keep your promise to set everything right. Let your love dictate how you deal with me; teach me from your textbook on life. I’m your servant—help me understand what that means, the inner meaning of your instructions. It’s time to act, God… 

Light of the world, shine in our darkness, illuminate the way of peace.*

*prayer taken from Common Prayer