Prayers for Peace




The Peace Rose
Let There Be Peace On Earth

Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be.
With God as our Father,
Brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me,
Let this be the moment now.
With ev'ry step I take
Let this be my solemn vow;
To take each moment
and live Each moment
in peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.


a prayer from the Baha'i Faith
the Baha'i 9-pointed Star

A Prayer from the Baha'i Faith


"We will pray that the ensign of international peace
may be uplifted
and that the oneness of the world of humanity
may be realized and accomplished." 1



the Christian symbol of the Cross

A Prayer from the Christian Faith
a prayer from the Christian Faith


"Let us pray for eyes to see and ears to hear,
and for hearts that long for peace."2


a prayer from the Jewish Faith
the Jewish symbol of the Minora

A Prayer from the Jewish religion


"It is my earnest prayer that
spirituality may ever grow and increase in the world,
so that customs may become enlightened
and peace and concord may be established."3


the symbol of fire

A Prayer from the Zoroastrian Faith
a prayer from the Zoroastrian Faith


a prayer from the Native American traditions
the Peace Pipe

A Prayer from the Native American traditions


the Dome of the Rock

An Islamic Prayer
a prayer from Islam


We have enjoined upon all mankind
to establish the Most Great Peace
—the surest of all means for the protection of humanity.
The sovereigns of the world should, with one accord,
hold fast thereunto, for this is the supreme instrument
that can ensure the security and welfare of all peoples and nations.4


a prayer from the Native American traditions
the Antelope

A Prayer from the Native American traditions


the

A Prayer from the Shinto religion
a prayer from Shintoism


Let not a man glory in this, that he loves his country;
let him rather glory in this, that he loves his kind. ...”5


a prayer from the Baha'i Faith
from the Baha'i Faith

A Prayer from the Baha'i Faith


".....and all men as brothers; that the bonds of affection
and unity between the sons of men should be strengthened;
that diversity of religion should cease, and
differences of race be annulled — what harm is there in this?
... Yet so it shall be; these fruitless strifes, these ruinous wars
shall pass away, and the ‘Most Great Peace’ shall come." 6


the Star of Bethlehem

A Prayer from the Christian religion
a prayer from Christianity


a prayer from the Buddhist religion
the Buddah

A Prayer from Buddhism


Shiva consciousness of Hinduism

A Prayer from the Hindu religion
a prayer from Hinduism


a prayer from Jainism
from the Jainist religion

A Prayer from Jainism


the Peace Rose

A Prayer from the Jewish religion
a prayer from the Jewish religion


a prayer from the Sikh religion
a symbol from Sikhism

A Prayer from the Sikh religion


the Dove of Peace

A Prayer from Islam
a prayer from Islam


a prayer from the Native American traditions
the Dove of Peace

A Prayer from the Native American traditions


War has been defined by some as "the disruption of peace"
and it ends "when peace is restored".7


the Shinto Gates

A Prayer from Shintoism
a prayer from Shintoism


a prayer from Zoroastrianism
the Peace Rose

A Prayer from Zoroastrianism


the Dove of Peace

A Prayer from the Native American traditions
a prayer from<br>Native American traditions


552. In the divine Holy Books there are unmistakable prophecies
giving the Glad Tidings of a certain Day
in which the promised One of all the Books would appear,
a radiant Dispensation be established,
the banner of the Most Great Peace and reconciliation be hoisted,
and the oneness of the world of humanity proclaimed.
Among the various nations and peoples of the world
no enmity or hatred would remain.
All heart were to be connected one with another.
These things are recorded in the Taurat or Old Testament,
in the Gospel, in the Qur’án, in the Zend Avesta,
in the Books of Buddha and in the Book of Confucius.
In brief, all the Holy Books contain these Glad Tidings.
. In all of them it is announced that after
the world has been surrounded by darkness,
then radiance shall appear.
For just as the night, when it becomes excessively dark,
precedes the dawn of a new day,
so likewise when the darkness of religious apathy
and heedlessness overtakes the world,
when human souls become negligent of God,
when materialistic ideas overshadow idealism and spirituality,
when nations become submerged in the world of matter
and forget God—
at such a time as this shall the Divine Sun shine forth
and the Radiant Morn appear.8



NOTES:
1. “The Promulgation of Universal Peace: Talks Delivered by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
       during His Visit to the United States and Canada in 1912”, pp. 36-37
2. Abdu'l-Baha, "Paris Talks", p. 56
3. Abdu'l-Baha, "Paris Talks", p. 108
4. Baha'u'llah, "Tablets of Baha'u'llah", p. 125
5. Esslemont, "Baha'u'llah and the New Era", p. 40
6. Esslemont, "Baha'u'llah and the New Era", p. 40
7. Esslemont, "Baha'u'llah and the New Era", p. 40
8. Compilations, Baha'i Scriptures, p. 268


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