When we asked “What Do You Do To Transform Fear? ( Using Automatic Writing To Release Fear) 110 of you shared your tools and techniques.
And many of you told us of the power of prayer…
The following 12 Prayers for Peace represent Major Religions around the World.
Today these prayers (or longer versions) are shared twice a day by the Members of The World Community of Saint Francis, the first inter-religious order of men and women dedicated to following the example of the St. Francis of Assisi.
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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.
May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed from their illnesses.
May all beings swiftly attain Buddhahood.
We pray to God that understanding will triumph over ignorance, that generosity will triumph over indifference,
that trust will triumph over contempt,
and that truth will triumph over falsehood.
Peace and universal love is the essence of all the Gospels.
Forgive do I creatures all,
and let all creatures forgive me.
Oh come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
that we may walk the paths of the Most High.
And we will beat our swords into ploughshares
and our spears into pruning hooks.
We earnestly wish that the wind will soon puff away
all the clouds hanging over the tops of the mountains.
Native African Prayer
For you are one who does not hesitate to respond to our call, you are the cornerstone of peace.
Native American Prayer
Give us the wisdom to teach our children to love,
to respect and to be kind to one another,
so that we may grow with peace in mind.
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 despise each other.
Be a breath of life unto the body of humankind,
a dew upon the soil of the human heart,
and a fruit upon the tree of humility.
Know that we attain God when we love,
and only that victory endures in consequence of which
no one is defeated.
Love your enemies,
do good to those who hate you,
bless those who curse you,
pray for those who abuse you.
Blessed be the Peacemakers,
for they are called the Children of God.
Lewis Randa, of The Peace Abbey is the Steward of these prayers.
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