Prayers for Peace
from various faith traditions
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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
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 they may grow with peace in mind.
Let us learn to share all the good things that you provide for us on this Earth.


Native 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 them.
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 historic pain,
The dispossession and
Oppression,
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 Real
O God lead us from justice to light.
O God, lead us from death to immortality.
Shanti, Shanti, Shanti unto all.
O Lord, God Almighty,
May there be peace in celestial regions.
May there be peace in 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 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.
Hindu prayer for peace
In the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful.
Praise 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.
If the 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.
And the 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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