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WORLD MEDITATION PRAYERS FOR PEACE
(from: http://www.greatdreams.com/prayers2.htm)

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The Prayer of St Francis

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Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred . . . let me sow love
Where there is injury . . . pardon
Where there is doubt . . . faith
Where there is despair . . .hope
Where there is darkness . . . light
where there is sadness . . .joy
O Divine Master,
grant that i may not so much seek
To be consoled . . .as to console
To be understood . . .as to understand,
To be loved . . . as to love
For it is in giving . . .that we receive,
It is in pardoning, that we are pardoned,
It is in dying . . .that we are born to eternal life

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Baha'i Prayer for Peace

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Be generous in prosperity,
and thankful in adversity.
Be fair in 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,
a dew to the soil of the human heart,
and a fruit upon the tree of humility.

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Buddhist Prayer for Peace

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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 one another.
May those who find themselves in trackless, fearful wilderness---
the children, the aged, the unprotected--
be guarded by beneficial celestials,
and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood

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Jewish Prayer for Peace

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Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
that we may walk the paths of the Most High.
And we shall beat our swords into ploughshares,
and our spears into pruning hooks.
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation-
neither shall they learn war any more.
And none shall be afraid,
for the mouth of the Lord of Hosts has spoken.

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Hindu Prayer for Peace

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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.

Oh Lord God almighty, may there be peace in celestial regions.
May there be peace on Earth.
May the waters be appeasing.
May herbs be wholesome, and may trees plants bring peace to all.
May all beneficent beings bring peace to us.
May thy Vedic Law propagate peace all 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.

The Peace Seeds

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Jainist Prayer for peace

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Peace and Universal Love is the essence
of the Gospel preached by all Enlightened Ones.
The Lord has preached that equanimity is the Dharma
Forgive do I creatures all,
and let all creatures forgive me.
Unto all have I amity,
and unto none enmity.
Know that violence is the root cause
of all miseries in the world.
Violence, in fact, is the knot of bondage.
"Do not injure any living being."
This is the eternal, perrinial, and
unalterable way of spiritual life.
A weapon, howsoever powerful it may be,
can always be superseded by a superior one;
but no weapon can, however,
be superior to non-violence and love

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Muslim Prayer for Peace

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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 that we may despise each other.
If the enemy incline towards peace,
do thou also incline towards peace,
and trust 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."

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Native African Prayer for Peace

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Almighty God,
the Great Thumb
we cannot evade to tie any knot;
the Roaring Thunder
that splits mighty trees:
the all-seeing Lord up on high
who sees even the footprints
of an antelope on a rock mass
here on Earth.
You are the one who does
not hesitate to respond to our call.
You are the cornerstone of peace.

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Native American Prayer for Peace

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Oh 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 that they may grow
with peace of mind
Let us learn to share all good things
that you provide for us on this Earth.

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Shinto Prayer for Peace

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Although the people living across the ocean
surrounding us, I believe are all our brothers and sisters,
why are there constant troubles in this world?
Why do winds and waves rise in the oceans
surrounding us?
I only earnestly wish
that the wind will soon puff away
all the clouds which are
hanging over the tops of mountains.

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Zoroastrian Prayer for Peace

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We pray to God to eradicate all the misery in the world:
that understanding triumph over ignorance,
that generosity triumph over indifference,
that trust triumph over contempt,
and that truth triumph over falsehood.

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Sikh Prayer for Peace

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God judges us according to our deeds,
not the coat that we wear:
that Truth is above everything,
but higher still is truthful living.
Know that we attaineth God
when we loveth,
and only victory endures in consequences
of which no one is defeated.

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Christian Prayer for Peace

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Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS,
for they shall be known as the Children of God.
But I say to you that hear,
love your enemies,
do good to those who hate you,
bless those who curse you
pray for those who abuse you
To those that strike you on the cheek,
offer the other one 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 for them again.
And as you wish that others would do to you,
do so to them.

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