Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Prayer for Peace

Dear Divine, Life-Giving Being,

We call to you from the silence of despair over our war-torn world.

You gave us the gift of peace, and we have never known what to do with it; it passes our understanding. Because we have no blueprints with which to define how peace is to be lived, we need you to guide us to new ways. Open for each of us the wisdom eye, and show us how to remove war from our thoughts, remove war from our words, remove war from our hearts. Fill our minds and our words and our hearts with new ways of communication and cooperation, for the sake of all people.

But, meanwhile, be with the children, be with the mothers, be with the fathers, and all the brothers and sisters, for that is indeed what we all are to one another; be with us and fill us with the understanding of peace that you meant for us to have. Lead us to know that peace is an action verb dictating the right way to life. 


© 2011 by Elisabeth T. Eliassen

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