Prayers For Peace

The Prayer of Saint 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
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

Baha'i Prayer for Peace

Be generous in prosperity,
and thankful in adversity.
Be fair in judgement,
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.

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 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.

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 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 and 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.

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 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."

Native American Prayer for Peace

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.

Zoroastrian Prayer for Peace

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.

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 victory
endures in consequences of which no one is defeated.

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 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.

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 to you,
do so to them.