With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as G-d gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in,to bind up the nation's wound, to care for him who shall have bourne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan-to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace amoung ourselves and with all nations.
........Abraham Lincoln, 2nd Inaugural address
Almighty G-d, Who has given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will. Bless our land with honorable ministry, sound learning, and pure manners.
Save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitude brought hither out of many kindreds and tounges.
.............Thomas Jeffeerson, March 4 1805 A National Prayer for Peace