The Hindu Wheel of Life on the Black Pagoda in Konarak

Prayers For Peace





The supreme Self, the still center of your own being,
holds you together when everything else is falling apart.
Good and bad swirl around it like children swirling around a
maypole, but the center holds fast. Unmoving and untouched,
the supreme self is totally unaffected by your ups and downs.
It is eternally blissful and absolutely pure.

Gurumayi, Siddha guru



May there be peace in the higher regions;
may there be peace in the firmament;
may there be peace on earth.
May the waters flow peacefully;
may the herbs and plants grow peacefully;
may all the divine powers bring unto us peace.
The supreme Lord is peace.
May we all be in peace, peace, and only peace;
and may that peace come unto each of us.
Shanti, shanti, shanti.

From The Vedas



The first peace, which is the most important, is that which
comes within the souls of people when they realize their
relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers,
and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the
Great Spirit, and this center is really everywhere -
it is within each of us.

Black Elk



If there is light in the soul,
there will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
there will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony within the home,
there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
there will be peace in the world.

Confucius



If ayone has hurt me or harmed me knowingly or unknowingly
in thought, word, or deed, I freely forgive them.
And I too ask forgiveness if I have hurt anyone or harmed
anyone knowingly or unknowingly in thought, word or deed.

May I be happy
May I be peaceful
May I be free

May my friends be happy
May my friends be peaceful
May my friends be free

May my enemies be happy
May my enemies be peaceful
May my enemies be free

May all things be happy
May all things be peaceful
May all things be free.

A Buddhist prayer



In the Name of God, The Compassionate, The Merciful
By the Token of Time through the Ages,
Verily Man is in loss,
Except such as have faith,
and do righteous deeds,
and join together
in the mutual teaching of Truth,
and of Patience and Constancy.

From The Koran



Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children of God.

From the Christian scriptures



The Lord Bless and keep you;
The Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.

From the Jewish scriptures