Peace prayers: words of hope from faiths around the world

Peace prayers: words of hope from faiths around the world

Whether you’re searching for peace for yourself, your community or our world, here are a few prayers from various faiths that might inspire you. These words of hope from faiths around the world were suggested by religious leaders, Facebook friends and by the knowledgeable people in the forums at Beliefnet.com.

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  • Peace prayer 1:
    All shall be well... — Julian of Norwich, a 14th century Christian mystic
    Peace prayers from faiths around the world: All shall be well... Julian of Norwich
  • Peace prayer 2:
    O God of peace... — Book of Common Prayer, 2007 version from The Episcopal Church, Oxford University Press, New York
    Peace prayers from faiths around the world: Book of Common Prayer
  • Peace prayer 3:
    Oh God, you are peace... — The Prophet Muhammad
    Peace prayers from faiths around the world: Oh God, you are peace... — The Prophet Muhammad
  • Peace prayer 4:
    May all the beings in all the worlds be happy... — Hindu prayer from the Rigveda
    Peace prayers from faiths around the world: May all the beings in all the worlds be happy... — Hindu prayer from the Rigveda
  • Peace prayer 5:
    May the frightened cease to be afraid... — Excerpt from Shantideva's Dedication Prayer (Shantideva was an Indian Buddhist scholar from the eighth century)
    Peace prayers from faiths around the world: Shantideva's Dedication Prayer
  • Peace prayer 6:
    HaShem is my shepherd; I shall not want... — Psalm 23: 1-6 Tanakh (Jewish Publication Society, 1917)
    Peace prayers from faiths around the world: Psalm 23: 1-6 Tanakh
  • Peace prayer 7:
    The greatest is one who restrains violence... — Zoroastrian Peace Prayer
    Peace prayers from faiths around the world: The greatest is one who restrains violence... — Zoroastrian Peace Prayer
  • Peace prayer 8:
    O Thou kind Lord! Unite all. Let the religions agree and make the nations one... — Baha’i prayer
    Peace prayers from faiths around the world: Baha’i prayer
  • Peace prayer 9:
    Lord, make me an instrument of your peace... — The Prayer of Saint Francis
    Peace prayers from faiths around the world: Lord, make me an instrument of your peace... — The Prayer of Saint Francis