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12 Prayers For Peace

1. Native American Prayer for Peace

Oh Great Spirit of our Ancestors,
I raise my pipe to you.
To your messengers the four winds,
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.

2. 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 Buddhahood

3. Baha'i 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.

Be eyes to the blind,
and 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,
and a fruit
upon the tree of humility.

4. Sikh Prayer for Peace

God adjudges us
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
in consequences of which
no one is defeated.

5. 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.

6. 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 and plants bring peace to all.

May all beneficent beings
bring peace to us.

May thy Vedic Law propagate peace
all through the world.
May all things be a source of peace to us.

And may thy peace itself,
bestow peace on all
and may that peace
come to me also.

7. Jewish Prayer for Peace

let us go up
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 up sword
against nation--
neither shall they
learn war any more.

And none shall be afraid,
for the mouth of the Lord of Hosts
has spoken

8. 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,
trust God,
for the Lord is the one
that 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 say "PEACE."

9. 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 do to you,
do so to them.

10. 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
oceans surrounding us?

I only earnestly wish
that the wind will soon puff away
all the clouds
which are hanging
over the tops of mountains.

11. 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 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 non-violence and love.

12. Zoroastrian 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,
that truth triumph over falsehood.

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,
that truth triumph over falsehood.


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