Peace Prayers


Sikh prayer for peace

God adjudges 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 that victory
endures in consequences of which no
one is defeated.


Prayer of St. Francis

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
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


Native African Prayer

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.


Christian Prayer for Peace

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 for you,
do so to them.


Muslim Prayer for Peace

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 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


Hindu Prayer for Peace

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
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 and plants bring
peace to all.
May all beneficient beings
bring peace to us.
May the Vedic Law propagate
peace all through the world.
May all things be a source of
Peace to us.


Buddhist Prayer for Peace

May all beings everywhere plagued
with sufferings of body and mind
quickly be freed from their illnesses.
May those frightened cease to be
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 beneficient celestials,
and may they swiftly attain


Native American Prayer for Peace

Oh Great Spirit of our
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.


Jewish Prayer for Peace

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 forks.
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.


Jainist Prayer for Peace

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, perennial,
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
nonviolence and love.


Zorastrian Prayer for peace

We pray to God to
eradicate all the
misery in the world:

that understanding triumph

that generosity triumph

that trust triumph
over contempt,

that truth triumph


Shinto Prayer for Peace

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

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Ellen Bass

revised 12-18-09

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