What is a Spiritual Peacemaker
A spiritual peacemaker focuses on Peace by following a pathway in Peace. A spiritual peacemaker remembers that what we focus on grows, everything we say is a prayer, and in fact, thought itself is a prayer! So as we focus on peace by thinking it, saying it and acting it, peace is created in our world. If you want to experience peace – become Peace.
Peace is always present, although it is sometimes hidden. The act of focusing on Peace brings it into our experience through the law of attraction. By automatically forgiving those that disturb your peace the experience persists and grows. So when your neighbor is playing his music very loud, ask them politely to turn it down while in your mind thinking Peace, looking for peace, for that which you have in common, and holding a vision of your desired outcome. Maintaining our thoughts of peace in times of turmoil seems difficult, however if we can detach from the experience (seeing beyond “you”, whatever is happening is not all about you) and see it from the outside, we will not be feeding into it and peace will come back into focus. Spiritual Peacemakers operate through surrender, trust and gratitude that we will always be guided by Great Spirit to act in peaceful ways and to do the things that grow Peace. The process works like this, we surrender our lives to Holy Spirit and trust that we are guided to act in the Highest Good of everyone all the while being grateful for all the gifts (experiences) we are given.
Love is the only force in the Universe, all else is illusion. The world is perfection manifest given the thoughts you are having and location of your focus. When you look with your eyes for a building 100 miles away you may not see it, even if you have been there and know that it exists. However, you can visualize the building and see it in your mind; it is just your physical eyes that don’t see. Use this same skill and some creative thought to visualize a world that is vibrant, productive, balanced, and peaceful. See a world where everyone understands "we are one", where Peace is normal and expected, and where all that we experience is Love in its many forms. Now you are home; you are a Spiritual Peacemaker!
In this journey of Peace we have tools that help us along the way. Three of these tools are music, prayer and meditation. We can combine all three by meditating on the peace prayers as they are being sung with music. James Twyman has put the prayers to music and he sings these songs all over the world as he travels for Peace.
James Twyman, who founded the Spiritual Peacemakers, often says that the foundation of his work is based in the peace prayers from the twelve major religions of the world. On October 28, 1986, the leaders of these religions came to Assisi, Italy, the home of St. Francis, to offer the Prayers of Peace from their traditions. As Spiritual Peacemakers we vow to uphold these prayers daily and to focus on three specific vows. Here are The Prayers of Peace for your reading, meditating and spiritual pleasure.
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.
O 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.
Buddhist Prayer for Peace
May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed from their illnesses.
May those frightened cease to be afraid
and may those bound be free.
May the powerless find power,
and may people think of befriending one another.
May those who find themselves in trackless,
fearful wildernesses - the children, the aged, the unprotected - be guarded by beneficent celestials,
and may they quickly attain Buddhahood.
Zoroastrian Prayer for Peace
We pray to God to eradicate all the misery in the world:
that understanding triumph over ignorance,
that generosity triumph over indifference,
that trust triumph over contempt, and
that truth triumph over falsehood.
Jainist Prayer for Peace
Peace and Universal Love is the essence of the Gospel preached by all the Enlightened Ones.
The Lord has preached that equanimity is the Dharma.
Forgive do I, creatures all,
and let all creatures forgive me.
Unto all have I amity, and unto none enmity.
Know that violence is the root cause of all miseries in the world.
Violence in fact, is the knot of bondage.
"Do not injure any living being."
This is the eternal, perennial, and unalterable
way of spiritual life.
A weapon, howsoever powerful it may be,
can always be superseded by a superior one;
but no weapon can, however,
be superior to non-violence and love.
Jewish Prayer for Peace
Come let us go up 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.
Nations 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.
Shinto Prayer for Peace
Although the people living across the ocean surrounding us, I believe, are all our brothers and sisters, why are there constant troubles in this world?
Why do winds and waves rise in the ocean surrounding us?
I only earnestly wish that the wind will soon puff away all the clouds which are hanging over the tops of the mountains.
Native African Prayer for Peace
Almighty God, the Great Thumb
we cannot evade to tie any knot:
The Roaring Thunder that splits mighty trees;
the all-seeing Lord up on high who sees
even the footprints of an antelope on a rock mass here on earth.
You are the one who does not hesitate to respond to our call.
You are the cornerstone of peace.
Native American Prayer for Peace
O Great spirit of our Ancestors, I raise my pipe to you;
To your messengers in the four winds, and
to Mother Earth who provides for your children.
Give us the wisdom to teach our children to love, to respect, and to be kind to each other, so that they may grow with peace in mind.
Let us learn to share all good things that you provide for us on this Earth.
Muslim 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."
Baha'i Prayer for Peace
Be generous in prosperity and thankful in adversity.
Be fair in thy judgment, and guarded in thy speech.
Be a lamp unto those who walk in darkness, and a home to the stranger.
Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring.
Be a breath of life to the body of humankind, a dew upon the soil of the human heart, and a fruit upon the tree of humility.
Sikh prayer for Peace
God adjudges us according to our deeds, not the clothes that we wear;
That truth is above everything, but higher still is truthful living.
Know that we attain God when we love, and only that victory endures in consequences of which no one is defeated.
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 to do you, do so to them.
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