September 10, 2022

Prayers for Peace from Unity of Bon Air World Day of Prayer Service on 09/07/2022

Celtic prayer

Peace between nations,
Peace between neighbors,
Peace between lovers,
In love of the God of life.

Peace between man and woman,
Peace between parent and child,
Peace between brother and sister,
The peace of Christ above all peace.
Bless, O Christ, my face,
Let my face bless everything.
Bless, O Christ, my eyes,
Let my eyes bless all they see.
(-Celtic prayer from Iona)

Buddhist Prayer

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 wildernesses - the children, the aged, the unprotected - be guarded by beneficent celestials, and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood.
(- U.N. Day of Prayer for World Peace 2)

Christian Prayer

Almighty God,
from whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed,
kindle in the hearts of all men the true love of peace,
and guide with Your pure and peaceable wisdom
those who make decisions for the nations of the earth;
that in tranquility Your kingdom may go forward,
till the earth be filled with the knowledge of Your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
( - Christian Prayer)

Hindu Prayer

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 the 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.
( - U.N. Day of Prayer for World Peace 2)

Native American Prayer

O Great Spirit of our Ancestors, I raise my pipe to you.
To your messengers the 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 in mind.
Let us learn to share all the good things you provide for us on this Earth.
( - U.N. Day of Prayer for World Peace 2)

Islamic Prayer

Send Thy peace, O Lord, which is perfect and everlasting,
That our souls may radiate peace.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may think, act,
And speak harmoniously.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may be contented
And thankful for Thy bountiful gifts.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that amidst our worldly strife
We may enjoy thy bliss.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may endure all,
Tolerate all in the thought of thy grace and mercy.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that our lives may become a
Divine vision, and in Thy light all darkness may vanish.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, our Father and Mother, that we
Thy children on earth may all unite in one family.
( - Sufi Prayer)

Jewish Prayer

Come, let us go 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 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.
- U.N. Day of Prayer for World Peace 2

Science of Mind Prayer

I know there is but One Mind, which is the mind of God, in which all people live and move and have their being.

I know there is a divine pattern for humanity and within this pattern there is infinite harmony and peace, cooperation, unity, and mutual helpfulness.

I know that in the mind of humankind, being one with the mind of God, shall discover the method, the way and the means best fitted to permit the flow of divine love between individuals and nations. Thus harmony, peace, cooperation, unity, and mutual helpfulness will be experienced by all.

I know there shall be a free interchange of ideas, of cultures, of spiritual concepts, of ethics, of educational systems and scientific discoveries - for all good belongs to all alike.

I know that, because Divine Mind has created us all, we are bound together in one infinite and perfect world.

In bringing about world peace, I know that all people and all nations will remain individual but united for a common purpose of promoting peace, happiness, harmony, and prosperity.

I know that deep within every person the divine pattern of perfect peace is already implanted.

I now declare that in each person and in leaders of thought, everywhere this divine pattern moves into action and form, to the end that all nations and all people shall live together in peace, harmony, and prosperity, forever.

So it is now.

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