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Commitment for Life Prayers

March – Interfaith Prayers For Peace

A Christian prayer for peace

Jesus said: ‘Love your enemies; do good to

those who hate you; bless those who curse

you. To those who strike you on the cheek,

offer the other also. Give to everyone who

begs from you. And as you wish that others

would do to you, do so to them.’

A Buddhist prayer for peace

May all beings everywhere plagued

with suffering quickly be freed. May the

frightened be at peace, and the bound set

free. May those who find themselves in a

trackless, fearful wilderness – the children,

the aged, the unprotected – be protected

by beneficent celestials, and swiftly attain

Buddhahood.

A Jewish prayer for peace

Come, let us go 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.

A Native American prayer for peace

O Great Spirit of our Ancestors, we raise the

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, to be kind to

each other so that they may grow with peace

in mind. Let us learn to share all the good

things that you provide for us on this Earth.

A Sikh prayer for peace

God judges us according to our deeds,

not by the coat that we wear. Truth is above

everything, but higher still is truthful living.

Know that we attain God when we love, and

only that victory endures in consequence of

which no one is defeated. 

Amen

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