Prayers for Peace
from various faith traditions
So many prayers for peace from so many different religions, from so many different
corners in this World and from so many different periods in our history.
What does this mean?
This means that all human beings from all periods of our history were
desiring for Peace, for Rest and for Love.
It is not in our nature to always have fear and to desire to quarrels and
Why do we still get our guns and why do we still run to the battlefields?
Why do we still fire our guns and why do we still kill our neighbours? Why are
we still fighting and killing for a peace of land and for the idea of just one single
man, for the idea of just one single leader?
That is not what we desire for.
We still do bear the burden of the mass consciousness or the collective consciousness.
We still will be crushed by this weight and we are still not able to free
ourselves, to get awake and to realise that there is no seperateness from the
chain of Life, but that there is only oneness, there is only unity of all that
There is no seperated you and there is no seperated me.
We all have to awake and we all have to spread our wings, we all must rise
and fly like the mighty eagle.
We must spread our wings and fly away, to free ourselves from this mass
consciousness. Do not listen what they are trying to tell you (inclusive your
own ego) about the truth but do listen to your own voice, deep inside yourself.
Listen to your own conscience and ask
advice to your own conscience. Foolow just the words of your own conscience.
At the moment that you will fly and will rise above the mass consciousness,
you will know and feel that all the battles in this World will lead to nothing
and that it has to change, a change which will lead to the end of all the
If I watch the English language and when I see the next sentence, then just
one character will make an enormous difference:
"Instead of killing each other, we better could start kissing each other".
Then we can change this World from the battlefield which it is now and which
it is for already a very long period into a new paradise.
Fly like an eagle, do rise and start to understand the Change.
Prayers for Peace
If there is
to be peace in the world
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities
There must be peace between neighbours.
If there is to be peace between neighbours
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home
There must be peace in the heart.
Century Chinese philosopher
beings be filled with joy and peace.
May all beings everywhere,
The strong and the weak,
The great and the small,
The mean and the powerful,
The short and the long,
the subtle and the gross:
May all beings everywhere,
Seen and unseen,
Dwelling far off or nearby,
Being or waiting to become:
May all be filled with lasting joy.
Let no one deceive another,
Let no one anywhere despise another,
Let no one out of anger or resentment
Wish suffering on anyone at all.
Just as a mother with her own life
Protects her child, her only child, from harm,
So within yourself let grow
A boundless love for all creatures.
Let your love flow outward through the universe,
To its height, its depth, its broad extent,
A limitless love, without hatred or enmity.
Then as you stand or walk,
Sit or lie down,
As long as you are awake,
Strive for this with a one-pointed mind;
Your life will bring heaven to earth.
Almighty God and Creator,
the Father of all people on the earth.
pray all the nations and their leaders
ways of justice and peace.
us from the evils of injustice,
exploitation, conflict and war.
to put away mistrust, bitterness and hatred.
to cease the storing and using of implements of war.
to find justice, peace and freedom.
in the making and creating of the tools of peace
ignorance, poverty, disease and oppression.
that we may grow in harmony and friendship as brothers and sisters created in
Your image, to Your honor and praise.
From an Orthodox Christian prayerbook
O Lord, grant us to love Thee;
that we may love those that love Thee;
that we may do the deeds that win Thy love.
love of Thee be dearer to us than ourselves,
families, than wealth, and even than cool water.
Those Intoxicated with War
God of peace;
God of shalom;
God of salaam:
Save us from intoxication with war.
Turn down the media's frenzy and
unquestioning assumption that war will come.
Pull all peoples back from unstable international
Deliver the nations from going out of control as the
solution to conflict.
Bring us to sobriety of spirit.
Turn our hearts to peacemaking.
Give wisdom and light to our leaders, that they may
choose the way to peace.
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
May those who find themselves in trackless,
the children, the aged, the unprotected--
be guarded by beneficent celestials
Zoroastrian Prayer for Peace
to God to eradicate all the misery in the world:
understanding triumph over ignorance,
generosity triumph over indifference,
trust triumph over contempt, and
truth triumph over falsehood.
Prayer for Peace
to the Lord of the
who has created us and
into tribes and nations,
may know each other, not that
despise each other.
enemy incline towards peace, do
incline towards peace, and
God, for the Lord is the one that
and knoweth all things.
servants of God,
Gracious are those who walk on
in humility, and when we
them, we say "PEACE."
Be generous in prosperity,
and thankful in adversity.
Be fair in thy 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, and a dew to the soil of
the human heart, and a fruit upon the tree of humility.
Bahaií prayer for peace
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 they may
grow with peace in mind.
Let us learn to share all the good things that you
provide for us on this Earth.
American prayer for peace
Come, let us go up to the mountain of
the Lord, that we may walk in the paths of the Most High. And we shall beat our
swords in ploughshares, and our spears into pruning hooks. Nations shall not
lift up sword against nation - never shall they learn war any more. And none
shall be afraid, for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken.
Jewish prayer for peace
Blessed are the peace makers, for they
shall be known as children of God. But I say to you who hear, love your
enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for
those who abuse you. To those who strike you on the cheek offer the other 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 them again. And as you wish that others would do to you so you do to
Christian prayer for peace
Let us pray
for peace with planet Earth
Deep peace of the running wave to you
Deep Peace of the flowing air to you
Deep Peace of the quiet Earth to you
Deep Peace of the shining stars to you
Deep Peace of the gentle night to you
Moon and stars pour forth their healing light on you.
Deep Peace to you. Deep Peace!
We pray for
peace between cultures and indigenous people
Praise to you, O Creator God,
For the indigenous peoples
Of your world.
Those who have sought
Your spirit of truth
In the ancient cultures,
And who have walked gently
Upon the earth.
In our acknowledgement of their
The dispossession and
We seek to live more justly,
Long to love more tenderly,
And yearn to walk in greater
Humility with them.
Help us to cross the bridge of
opportunity built by Aboriginal people in this land under the Southern Cross.
Grant us a new experience of
Their many gifts
Through your healing grace.
Come, holy spirit, renew your
whole creation and bring your peace to all cultures in the richness of their
diversity. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
O God, lead us from the unreal to the
lead us from justice to light.
lead us from death to immortality.
Shanti, Shanti unto all.
be peace in celestial regions.
be peace in Earth.
waters be appeasing.
be wholesome, and may trees and plants bring peace to all.
beneficent beings bring peace to us.
Vedic Law propagate peace through the world.
things be a source of peace to us.
thy peace itself, bestow peace on all, and may that peace come to me also.
Hindu prayer for peace
In the name of Allah, the beneficent,
indeed to the Lord of the Universe who has created us and made us tribes and
nations, that we may know each other, not that we may despise each other.
enemy incline towards peace, do thou also incline towards peace and trust in
God, for the Lord is the one that heareth and knoweth all things.
servants of God, Most Gracious, are those who walk on the earth in humility,
and when we address them, we say "peace".
Muslim prayer for peace
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