Prayers For Peace
“Emerson said, ‘Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life
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.
Be a breath of life to the body of humankind
A dew to the soil of the human heart
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
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
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
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Can always be superseded by a superior one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
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
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
Native African Prayer for Peace
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
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.
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.
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.
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
I only earnestly wish
That the wind will soon puff away
All the clouds which are
Hanging over the tops of mountains.
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
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.
Not just sweetness
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,
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,
to which our essential selves are tuned —
If we but look to, listen to, open our selves to
Venus, the Goddess of Love,
as she manifests
Laurie Corzett –