Prayers for 9/11 Peace
"We Will Remember"
Please join us in affirming peace in the world, peace in the Moslem
religion, and an America of peace on this anniversary of 9/11. We pray for an end
to wars in the name of 9/11.
Happy are those who work for peace; God will call them his children.
- Matthew 5.9
The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with Peace.
- Psalms 29.11
New Testament (King James Version):|
Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
- 1 Peter 3:8-12
Old Testament (Jewish, Catholic, Christian, and Moslem):
The Lord will settle disputes among the nations, among the great powers near and far. They will hammer their swords into ploughs and their spears into pruning hooks. Nations will never again go to war, never prepare for battle again. Everyone will live in peace on their own vineyard and sit under their fig tree, and no one will make them afraid. For the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it. For all people will walk every one in the name of their god and we will walk in the name of the Lord our God forever and ever.
- Micah 4 3-5
Ernest Holmes (new age Christian - Science of Mind):
"Let us, you and me, pray for peace and let us make our hearts fit to accept it when it comes. Let us make our intellect, and our soul, and our will and our feeling ready to receive it and embrace it even before it comes. Let us in the stillness of our own soul go back to that ineffable Presence which is Peace and proclaim It even in the midst of confusion - that peace which is the power at the heart of God."
From the Hindu Scriptures|
om bhur bhuvah svaha
tat savitur veranyam
bhargo devasya dimihi
dhiyo yo nah prachodayat
May there be peace on mortal, immortal and divine planets.
I meditate upon the most brilliant splendor of the Sun God.
May he spark our intellect so that we are inspired to take right action.
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.
This shows the word "Muhammad" written in large calligraphic style, but inscribed inside is a longer Qur'anic text called the Ayat-al Kursi, a prayer for the protection from evil and other purposes. The image serves the purposes of decoration, veneration as well as protection.
- The image and description are from Amir Khusrau, a platform dedicated to peace and cultural pluralism in South Asia.
Moslem 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."
To find a good collection of prayers for peace from Native American, Shinto, Jain, African, and other religions, go to Elan Michaels' MusicWorx site - click here.
Prayers for 9/11 peace hosted by Surrealist.org since 2002.