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Tuesday, 17 January 2023 15:28

Interfaith Prayers

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Peace, Justice, Healing

 

Bring us out of darkness into light

O my God,

bring us out of darkness into light.

Illumine our hearts with your wisdom.

Give us light to guide us to you.

 

O my God,

shine light into our hearts…

light into our ears,

light into our eyes,

light on our tongues,

light at our right hand,

light at our left hand,

light above us,

light beneath us,

light before us,

light behind us.

 

Shine light into our souls.

Flood us with light.

Lord, expand our hearts,

and prosper our work.

(A Prayer during the Mecca pilgrimage. In: Noticias del Arca, summer 2005)

from  https://www.oikoumene.org/resources/prayer-cycle 


Sufi Prayer for Peace

Send Thy peace, O Lord, which is perfect and everlasting,

that our souls may radiate peace.

 

Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may think, act,

and speak harmoniously.

 

Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may be contented

and thankful for Thy bountiful gifts.

 

Send Thy peace, O Lord, that amidst our worldly strife

we may enjoy thy bliss.

 

Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may endure all,

tolerate all in the thought of thy grace and mercy.

 

Send Thy peace, O Lord, that our lives may become a

divine vision, and in Thy light all darkness may vanish.

 

Send Thy peace, O Lord, our Father and Mother, that we

Thy children on earth may all unite in one family.

 - Sufi Prayer

 (from http://www.worldhealingprayers.com/6.html)


 

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. 

 - U.N. Day of Prayer for World Peace 

(from https://news-archive.hds.harvard.edu/news/prayers-peace-and-justice)


   THE  RAINBOW  PRAYER 

Dear Loving Lord, Creator of all,

you created us all in your own image,

one image – many colours,

one image – many cultures.

You made us come together like a rainbow,

Separate parts but coming together in one creation.

Help us to see the beauty you have created in each and every one of us.

 

Dear Loving Lord, we are your creation,

hear the cries of your people.

You gave us ears to hear and eyes to see,

open our eyes to what you want us to see,

help us always to look to you to see the wisdom of your ways.

 

Dear Loving Lord, Creator of all,

you gave us hearts to love and minds to reason.

Help us to understand our differences and grow in love for each other.

Help us to come together as the rainbow comes together,

many colours, shining as one creation over all the earth

as you intended us to be.

 

In the name of your dear Son, Jesus Christ.

Amen.

 

(c) Rev Robyn Davis, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican Council.

In Pilgrim Prayer 2021, WCC Publications, p 199.

 

 

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