10 Nov

Interfaith Nondenominational Peace Prayer

I recently used this prayer at a prayer, meditation, and discussion service.

Eternal God, Creator of the universe
Great and wonderful are Your works, wondrous are your ways.
Thank You for the many-splendored variety of Your creation.
Thank You for the many ways we affirm Your presence and purpose,
and the freedom to do so.
Forgive our violation of Your creation.
Forgive our violence toward each other.
We stand in awe and gratitude for Your persistent love
for each and all of Your children of all faiths, beliefs, and understandings.
Grant to all and our leaders attributes of the strong:
mutual respect in words and deed,
restraint in the exercise of power, and
the will for peace with justice, for all.
Eternal God, Creator of the universe, there is no God but You. Amen.

(modified slightly from the prayer found here: http://ploughshares.ca/publications/worship-resources/interfaith-resources/)