A Prayer for Peace

A Prayer for Peace September 16, 2011

My son had his first confirmation class, a joint parent/student meeting.  At it, we prayed the following beautiful prayer that I want to share:

To you, Creator of nature and humanity, of truth and beauty, I pray.  Hear my voice for it is the voice o the victims of all wars and violence among individuals and nations.

Hear my voice for it is the voice of all children who suffer and will suffer when people put their faith in weapons and wars.

Hear my voice, when I beg you to instill into the hearts of all human beings the wisdom of peace, the strength of justice and the joy of fellowship.

Hear my voice for I speak for the multitudes in every country and every period of history who do not want war and are ready to walk the road of peace. 

Hear my voice and grant me insight and strength so that we may always respond to hatred with love, to injustice with a total dedication to justice, to need with a sharing of self, to war with peace.

Oh God, hear my voice and grant unto the world your everlasting peace.

Amen.

 

 

 

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