Oh God, lead us from the unreal to the real.
Oh God, lead us from darkness to the 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, 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 plough-shares
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 the 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,
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.
Om Shanti Shalom Sala’am Peace