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Mahatma Gandhi’s Prayer for Peace

During 2016, we will occasionally feature the peace prayers of the 12 classical world religions, and several other prominent peace prayers. Today’s post is the fifth of this series.

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In 2016 I believe we will see peace on earth, or at least more meaningful movement toward it. But when we look at our world, especially as reflected in the mainstream news media, peace on earth might seem like an impossible dream.

I’ve chased impossible dreams all my life. Most of them have come true. I believe the dream we all have for world peace will also come true.

Today’s post features two short peace prayers. First is the Jewish Prayer for Peace and second is the Christian Prayer for Peace.

But first we’re repeating a few of Spirit’s words from an earlier month’s Prayers for Peace.

For those of you who work with numerology, 2016 is a most significant year. The four digits add up to 9, which signifies completion.

To follow up on John’s words, we see this calendar year as the completion of a centuries-long cycle.

While we do not make predictions, we see this calendar year heralding the most meaningful progress toward peace on earth that has ever been made in human history.

That is why your prayers for peace are so critical—to continue the energy and power that has been building for centuries.

Each of you, standing alone in your own light and love, is a powerful force—far beyond what most of you can imagine. All of you, standing together in unity and love, are an invincible force.

The so-called battle between good and evil, between light and dark, is over. Dark is defeated Evil never existed. Light and love prevail.

However, like evil, dark also never really existed. Dark is only the absence of light. As you all move closer to your true selves, your perception of dark just dissolves. That’s all dark has ever been—your perception, not reality.

Only light and love are real. Only God is real. You are all part of that oneness, that divine energy, you might call God.

This is as close as we have ever come to making a prediction: You will see peace on earth in 2016.

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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.

Christian Prayer for Peace

Blessed are the Peacemakers,
for they shall be known as the Children of God
But I say to you that hear, love your enemies,
do good to those who hate you,
bless those who curse you,
pray for those who abuse you.
To those who strike you on the cheek, offer the
other also,
and from those who take away your cloak,
do not withhold your coat as well.
Give to everyone who begs from you,
and of those who take away your goods,
do not ask them again.
And as you wish that others would do to you,
do so to them.

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Here are the lyrics of the song, Peace on Earth, sung by U2. I’d never heard it before. It’s pretty powerful.

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Related posts:

January 2016 Prayers for Peace
February 2016 Prayers for Peace
March 2016 Prayers for Peace
April 2016 Prayers for Peace

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