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Posts from the ‘Peace’ Category

Oneness with the Universe

A universe to be at one with

A universe to be at one with

The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.

― Nicholas Black Elk

 

More on Kindness

Every act of kindness, courageously offered, however small, is a small flower sown in a field of peace.
• Wayne Muller in Learning to Pray

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If You Truly Desire Peace . . .

Love it the way it is.
-Thaddeus Golas, The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment

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These sculptures at Chrissy Field are not my favorite, but I still love the place as it is

Finding a Way to Peace

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.

– A.J. Muste

Wherever we walk, let us walk in peace

Wherever we walk, let us walk in peace

We Pray for Peace

Today on United Nations Day we pray for peace.

O Loving Creator,we remember that war and violence continue tomaim, kill and destroy. Hundreds of thousands of human beings look at their sisters and brothers over the barrels of guns, cannons and missiles.Help us to hear your voice that counsels forgiveness,compassion, patience and dialogue. Help us to “thirstafter ever greater justice,” so that we might contributeto a peaceful world. Help us to act on behalf of peace,not only today, but all of the days of our life.
Amen.
United Nations General Assembly Chambers

United Nations General Assembly Chambers

The prayer is adapted from Education for Justice.

The World Prays for Peace

One of the many origami paper cranes from our prayer service in San Rafael in 2012

One of the many origami paper cranes from our prayer service in San Rafael in 2012

The Dominican Sisters of Peace shared with us the following prayer for the International Day of Peace

Gentle Spirit,
Breathe in us the wind
of truth, wisdom and righteousness.
May your Presence inspire us
to create labyrinths of peace.
Compassionate One,
Make our hearts burn with love,
honoring all peoples and creation.
Bless all nations, every family and community
while we seek to work for justice and unity.
Prince of Peace,
Lead us to ways of healing and reconciliation
we pray with those who suffer and struggle.
Bless us with your reconciling love that knows no boundaries
as we seek to live in community, justice and peace.
So be it.

– Rev. Elizabeth S. Tapia, Global Ministries

Be At Peace

Be tough in the way a blade of grass is: rooted, willing to lean, and at peace with what is around it.

– Natalie Goldberg

Be at peace with all who surround you

Be at peace with all who surround you