Ed Hale and the Transcendence

Prayers For Peace


“Emerson said, ‘Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life
from the highest point of view.’
In learning how to pray,
we practice letting go of our attachment to the outcome we have
imagined, and trust God to have the highest point of view.”

Manin Morrissey


Prayer for Peace

Be generous in prosperity

And thankful in adversity

Be fair in judgment

And guarded in thy speech

Be a lamp unto those who walk in darkness

And a home to the stranger.

eyes to the blind

a guiding light unto the feet of the erring

Be a breath of life to the body of humankind

A dew to the soil of the human heart

a fruit upon the tree of tranquility.

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Christian prayer for peace

Blessed are the Peacemakers

For they shall be known as the Children of God

But I say to you that hear

Love your enemies

Do good to those who hate you

Bless those who curse you

Pray for those who abuse you

To those that strike you on the cheek

Offer the other one also

And from those who take away your cloak

Do not withhold your coat as well

Give to everyone who begs from you

And of those who take away your goods

Do not ask for them again

And as you wish that others would to do you

Do so to them

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Buddhist Prayer for Peace

May all beings everywhere

Plagued with sufferings of body and mind

Quickly be freed from their illnesses.

May those frightened cease to be afraid

And may those bound be free.

May the powerless find power

And may people think of befriending one another

May those who find themselves in trackless, fearful wilderness

The children, the aged, the unprotected

Be guarded by beneficial celestials

And may they swiftly attain Buddha hood

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Hindu Prayer for Peace

Oh God, lead us from the unreal to the Real

Oh God, lead us from darkness to light

Oh God, lead us from death to immortality

Shanti, Shanti, Shanti unto all

Oh Lord God almighty, may there be peace in celestial regions.

May there be peace on Earth

May the waters be appeasing

May herbs be wholesome, and may trees plants bring peace to all

May all beneficent beings bring peace to u

sMay thy Vedic Law propagate peace all through the world.

May all things be a source of peace to us.

Any may the peace itself, bestow peace on all

And may that peace come to me also.

The Peace Seeds

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Jainist Prayer for Peace

Peace and Universal Love is the essence

Of the Gospel preached by all Enlightened Ones.

The Lord has preached that equanimity is the Dharma

Forgive do I creatures all

And let all creatures forgive me.

Unto all have I amity

And unto none enmity

Know that all violence is the root cause

Of all miseries in the world

Violence, in fact, is the knot of bondage.

Do not injure any living being

This is the eternal, perennial.

And Unalterable way of spiritual life

A weapon, howsoever powerful it may be,

Can always be superseded by a superior one

But no weapon can, however,

Be superior to nonviolence and love

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Jewish Prayer for Peace

Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord

That we may walk the paths of the Most High

And we shall beat our swords into ploughshares

And our spears into pruning hooks

Nation shall not lift sword against nation

Neither shall they learn war anymore

And none shall be afraid

For the mouth of the Lord of Hosts has spoken

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Muslim Prayer for Peace

In the name of Allah,The beneficent, the merciful.

Praise be to the Lord of the Universe

Who has created us and Made us into tribes and nations

That we may know each other.

Not that we may despise each other.

If the enemy incline towards peace

Do thou also incline towards peace

And trust God, for the Lord is the oneThat heareth and knoweth all things.

And the servants of God,

Most gracious are those who walk on the Earth in humility

and when we address them,

we do say PEACE

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Native African Prayer for Peace

Almighty God

The Great Thumb

We cannot evade to tie any knot

The Roaring Thunder

That splits mighty trees

The all-seeing Lord up on high

Who sees even the footprints

Of an antelope on a rock mass

Here on Earth

You are the one who does not hesitate

to respond to our call

You are the cornerstone of peace

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Native American Prayer for Peace

Oh Great Spirit of our Ancestors,

I raise my pipe to you

To your messengersThe four winds,

And to Mother Earth

Who provides for your children

Give us the wisdom

To teach our children to love

To respect, and to be kind to each other.

So that they may grow

With peace of mind

Let us learn to share all good things

That you provide for us on this Earth.

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Prayer for Peace

We pray to God to eradicate all the misery in the world:

That understanding triumph over ignorance

That generosity triumph over indifference

That trust triumph over contempt

And that truth triumph over falsehood.

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Sikh Prayer for Peace

God judges us according to our deeds

Not the coat that we wear

That Truth is above everything

But higher still is truthful living

Know that we attaineth God

When we loveth

And only victory endures in consequences

Of which no one has defeated.

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Shinto Prayer for Peace

Although the people living across the ocean

Surrounding us, I believe are all our brothers and sisters,

Why are there constant troubles in this world?

Why do winds and waves rise in the ocean

Surrounfing us?

I only earnestly wish

That the wind will soon puff away

All the clouds which are

Hanging over the tops of mountains.

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The prayer
of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace

Where there is hatred…let me sow love

Where there is injury…pardonWhere there is doubt…faithWhere
there is despair…hopeWhere there is darkness…lightWhere there
is sadness…joy

O Divine MasterGrant that I may not so much seek

To be consoled…as to console

To be understood…as to understand

To be loved…as to love

For it is in giving…that we receive

It is in pardoning, that we are pardoned

It is in dying…that we are born to eternal life.

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Guide Us to Peace

a meditative

Not just sweetness
and light

There is a strength; there is conviction —

there is a vibrant dedication to true worth.

If we can but believe again

in all the humane virtues —

Love is sharing,

in kindness, understanding, supportive regard.

Love is forgiving and being forgiven,

when it is clear that malice was not intended

or malice has been exorcised

— an acceptance of the positive power

of change, of growth in spirit.

Love is the assumption of “we.”

We are doing being going having creating

We are able to exchange our labor, knowledge,

possessions, positions

We are able to take in more than I — to synergize

our fortunes into wealth and integral well being.

Love is not just a song — a pretty set of symbols

Love is a power and a glory

and an all encompassing truth.

Love is addition and multiplication,

not division or subtraction.

Love enriches and inspires us.

Love is not blind, not foolish.

Love is not denying the self or self interest.

Love is seeing clearly, knowing wisely,

understanding and expanding the self —

expanding outward to take in the universe

of interconnected, interdependent being.

Love sees the ugliness; and loves sees the beauty.

The ugliness saddens; the beauty invigorates.

Love is to peace as music is to harmony.

But how are we to love in a discordant world?

It is within us to pick out the true,

enduring melody

to which our essential selves are tuned —

If we but look to, listen to, open our selves to

Venus, the Goddess of Love,

Peace, Justice,

as she manifests
within us all.

Laurie Corzett –



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