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Prayers and Quotes for Peace

 

I do not go to a place of worship nor do I belong to any religion, but do have a sense of God. These prayers are for all of us no matter what religion, country or race. If you have any prayers for peace please contribute.

The following prayer authored by Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy was used in many places in inter-religious worships around the time of the Gulf War in 1991:

Eternal God, Creator of the universe, there is no God but You.
Great and wonderful are your works, wondrous are your ways.
Thank You for the many splendoured variety of Your creation.
Thank You for the many ways we affirm Your presence and purpose,
and the freedom to do so.
Forgive our violation of Your creation.
Forgive our violence toward each other.
We stand in awe and gratitude for Your persistent love for each and all of Your children:
Christian, Jew, Muslim,
as well as those with other faiths.
Grant to all and our leaders attributes of the strong; mutual respect in words and deed, restraint in the exercise of power, and the will for peace with justice, for all.
Eternal God, Creator of the universe, there is no God but You. Amen.

Statue of Peace - Manchester

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Quotes on Peace

 

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Alvin Toffler

 

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all

George Washington

 

In 1989, thirteen nations comprising 1,695,000 people experienced non-violent revolutions that succeeded beyond anyone's wildest expectations . . . If we add all the countries touched by major non-violent actions in our century (the Philippines, South Africa . . . the independence movement in India . . .) the figure reaches 3,337,400,000, a staggering 65% of humanity! All this in the teeth of the assertion, endlessly repeated, that non-violence doesn't work in the 'real' world

Walter Wink

 

What good is a house, if you haven't got a decent planet to put it on?

Henry David Thoreau

 

To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting

Sun Tzu

 

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.

Adlai Stevenson

 

Until he extends the circle of compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.

Albert Schweitzer

 

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.

 E. F. Schumacher

 

A merely fallen enemy may rise again, but the reconciled one is truly vanquished.

Johann Christopher Schiller

 

Someday they'll give a war and nobody will come.

Carl Sandburg

 

One must care about a world one will never see

Bertrand Russell

 

When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?

Eleanor Roosevelt

Comments

 KB  - There is a prayer for peace on his home page - Mattie Stepanek's Personal Website

Alan - Try this site - The Forgiveness Project


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