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PEACE TO THE WORLD

Updated on June 9, 2011

Prayers are poetry of human souls, the way how we communicate with our own creative forces, which we can call Divine within. By doing that we are connected with our spiritual source, our Beginning and the End, with everything and everybody.

While being one with the universal source, we become connected with the power of endless love and our senses bath in the ocean of peace and joy.

Peace is one of the highest human values and ideals, nothing can progress and prosper without peace. Future, full of promises can be created by power of peace only: peace is the basis of all other qualities, the highest expression of unconditional love.

Our outside world is just materialized expression of our inner reality. That is why is so important to find the peace within in the depth of our hearths and minds and give it to the world.

Precious moments of peace change our lives, precious moments of peace change the lives of the others whom we touch with the sacred energy of peace. Peace heals all wounds because it carries the seeds of life and all creative possibilities within.

While praying for peace we become one with the energy of peace and give it to ourselves and this world who needs it so much!

Mahatma Gandhi

When I despair,
I remember that all through history
the ways of truth and love have always won.
There have been tyrants, and murderers,
and for a time they can seem invincible,
but in the end they always fall.

Think of it - always.

Sri Cinmoy about peace:

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If you have inner peace, nobody can force you to be a slave to the outer reality.

Lovely sunset in Zadar (Diklo) by Tatjana-Mihaela Pribic
Lovely sunset in Zadar (Diklo) by Tatjana-Mihaela Pribic

Prayer of St. Francis


Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is Hatred, let me sow Love.
Where there is Injury, Pardon.
Where there is Doubt, Faith.
Where there is Despair, Hope.
Where there is Darkness, Light, and
Where there is Sadness, Joy.

O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much
seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
And it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

Island Pag, St. Nicholas church, from 12.th century, Croatia, photo by Tatjana-Mihaela
Island Pag, St. Nicholas church, from 12.th century, Croatia, photo by Tatjana-Mihaela

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 in 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."

Sunset in Zadar (Diklo) by Tatjana-Mihaela Pribic
Sunset in Zadar (Diklo) by Tatjana-Mihaela Pribic

Jainist Prayer for Peace

Peace and Universal Love is the essence of the Gospel preached by all the Enlightened Ones.

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
.

Sunset on island Pag, Croatia
Sunset on island Pag, Croatia

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 wilderness--

the children, the aged, the unprotected--

be guarded by beneficent celestials,

and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood.

River Krka, Croatia, photo by Tatjana-Mihaela Pribic
River Krka, Croatia, photo by Tatjana-Mihaela Pribic

Native American Prayer for Peace

 O Great Spirit of our Ancestors, I raise my pipe to you.
To your messengers 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 the good things you provide for us on this Earth.

Krka river, Croatia, photo by Tatjana-Mihaela Pribic
Krka river, Croatia, photo by Tatjana-Mihaela Pribic

Jewish Prayer for Peace

 

Come let us go up 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.

Mt. Velebit, Croatia, photo by Tatjana-Mihaela
Mt. Velebit, Croatia, photo by Tatjana-Mihaela

Sufi Prayer for Peace

 

O Almighty Sun, whose light clears away all clouds,
We take refuge in you.
Guide of all people, God of all deities, Lord of all angels,
We pray you to dispel the mists of illusion from the hearts of the nations
And lift their lives by your all-sufficient power,
Your ever shining light, your everlasting life,
Your heavenly joy and your perfect peace.

 

Hindu Prayers 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.
Peace, peace, peace unto all.

Oh 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.

Island Vir, Croatia, photo by Tatjana-Mihaela Pribic
Island Vir, Croatia, photo by Tatjana-Mihaela Pribic

Baha'i Prayer for Peace

 

 

Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity.
Be fair in thy judgement, 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 to the soil of the human heart,
and a fruit upon the tree of humility.

Island Ugljan, Photo by Tatjana-Mihaela
Island Ugljan, Photo by Tatjana-Mihaela

The following prayer authored by Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy was used in many places in inter-religious worships around the time of the Gulf War in 1991:

Eternal God, Creator of the universe, there is no God but You.
Great and wonderful are Your works, wondrous are your ways.
Thank You for the many splendoured 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:
Christian, Jew, Muslim,
as well as those with other faiths.
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.

BE AT PEACE WITH YOUR OWN SOUL

Be at peace with your own soul
then heaven & earth will be at peace with you.

Enter eagerly into the treasure
house that is within you,

And you will see the things that are in heaven,
for there is but one single entry to them both.

The ladder that leads to the Kingdom
is hidden within your soul...

Dive into yourself and in your soul
and you will discover the stairs
by which to ascend.

 Saint Isaac of Syria (circa 7th century)
Nestorian monk from Beth Abhe on the Persian Gulf
Bishop of Nineveh (circa 660-680)

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thank you, Tiarekhalo.

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      tiarekhalo 7 years ago

      This is real coo. Thanks

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thank you so much, Kelly.

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      KellyEngaldo 7 years ago

      Awesome - 5 stars! Some of my favorite poems and some new poems to ponder! Wonderful!

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thank you for the visit and comment Beata.

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      Beata Stasak 7 years ago from Western Australia

      I was not happy when I lived life on a surface once. Now I try to follow my heart and seek a connection at some deeper level. There is a kindness and empathy about people that makes it a haven in a sometimes confronting world. Increasingly, I’m becoming aware that what the wisest of teachers tell us is true.We can onlybe hapy when we are following our heart. It’s all about shining the soft inner light and turning away from the harsh spotlight of a more material world. When we sacrifice too much on the altar of ambition and material trappings that we lose our way. Now is the time to heed that inner voice and take the risk and go where your heart leads you. Thank you for showing me the way. The most important thing we need in the world now is peace and love.

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thank you very much, Jone, enjoy the positivity.

      Thanks for the comment and visit.

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      JonTutor 8 years ago from USA

      I'm getting such positive vibes from you.. you're really a spiritual person... wanna learn more about so many things... cool videos.

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Peace is blessing for everybody, but our reality is only one from many, so....every person will achieve the peace here or somewhere else.

      I like to take photos, I started last summer, but I love this nature so much, that is not difficult to take good ones....

      Thanks for the visit, comment and compliments.

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      metaphysician 8 years ago

      Every world religions aim for the world peace, it is the greed of man that create havoc. IF every human BEINGS think at the same thing, peace, the world will transform into heaven. That's the place where purest beings are.

      Thanks for this Tatjana, really love the photos you posted. The photo of Island Vir seemed to be taken by a pro, hmm, you are good in photography.

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thanks ratnaveera for the visit and comment. Wehn I was writting this Hub I felt such peace for days....

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      ratnaveera 8 years ago from Cumbum

      You have done a great job bringing prayers of different religions and people into one place. All of them are giving really peace to our mind.

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Namaste, Dolores, thanks for the compliments, peace is the best.

      Love & Light

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      Dolores Monet 8 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Namaste, Tatjana, may peace be with you, dear. I love this beautiful peace hub, the photoes, the music (I am listening to the Egyptian now), and all the prayers for peace. I am linking this to my own peace hub, yours is better.

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Hi, CSA, many thanks for your visit and comment. I wish a lot of peace to you....

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      C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana

      Tatjana,

      Peace is the Place Love is the Vehicle......righteous share you put together here.

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Peace is nice! Thanks for your comment.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      nice hub.thanks for share.

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Dear PP, thanks for your comment.

      I cannot agree more with you: religions can give the best values to the world but they can be excuse for hate and violence. It has nothing to do with religion actually - it is fear from somebody who is different, united with hate - as an expression of fear which produces violence. This would happen with religion or without it.

      When humanity does something "in the name of God", it can be good or bad. When humanity does something "in the name of science", or anything else - is the same- sometimes good, sometimes bad.

      The person who has tolerant nature will be tolerant with religion or without it.

      Many thanks for visit, peace with you...

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thanks, Suzanne, for your kind comment.

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      Om Prakash Singh 8 years ago from India, Calcutta

      Never thought that we can have a collection of peace prayers too. Very good job as always TM. You seem to have covered almost all the major religion of the world but I guess you missed Sikhism. But never mind that you have always been brilliant, actually brilliant even now, it is just that you missed it.

      Now back to the Hub, I really so good that all of them teach us to love and live with peace. All have a pray for the peace of world and humanity. Felt really good but it is really irony that it is religion which has been the cause of so many violance around the world.

      Good job TM, keep it up!

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      justmesuzanne 8 years ago from Texas

      What a nice collection and beautiful pictures! Thank you! :)

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Let peace, love and joy be with you always, Paper Moon.

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      Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

      Thank you for being a part of the Peace hubs around the world project and thank you for such a great hub!

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Hi, Paper Moon,

      while being from Croatia, it means I learned the lesson what is better between war and peace: I would always vote for peace.

      Thanks for great idea.

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thanks Anjali, for your kind words.

      Om Shanti!

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      Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

      What a beautiful expression for peace :)

      And coming from Croatia, it is special indeed. Thank you for sharing and thank you for linking. :D

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      anjalichugh 8 years ago from New York

      This was amazing. I couldn't believe the effort you have put in here. Bringing out similarities regarding the core reality of different religions and spiritual codes is incredible and worthy of commendation. A big thumbs up.

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Yes Theresa, there is no reson to be afraid of our Creator. Fear is the worst human enemy, so often it creates violence and agressor-victim game between the people.

      A lots of peace and joy.

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thank you very much, Lisa, peace is beautiful and inspiring, this world is so beautiful, so I try to catch this beauty with my photos and share with the people.

      Peace to you, thanks for visit.

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      Sheila 8 years ago from The Other Bangor

      -- "and none shall be afraid."

      Thank you very much, Tatjana-Mihaela --

      T.

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      Lisa HW 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      Needless to say, what a peaceful Hub. :) I particularly like the peaceful photos. Your peace Hub is very beautiful.

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thanks Tom for your nice words. Let peace be with you. Shalom!

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Hi, Shannon, at last you are back. Welcome!

      Love, peace and many hugs....

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thanks Melody, fo stopping by. A lots of peace----

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      Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States

      Thank you, Tatjana. This is very moving and beautiful.

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      Shannon 8 years ago from New York

      Great hub Tatjana. I love the Egyptian music!

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      Shannon 8 years ago from New York

      Great hub Tatjana. I love the Egyptian music!

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      Shannon 8 years ago from New York

      Great hub Tatjana. I love the Egyptian music!

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      Melody Lagrimas 8 years ago from Philippines

      Peace be to you, such a lovevely hub. Fantastic photos too, thanks for sharing.

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thanks Dori, for the compliments and for your visit.... Peace and love to you....

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      How beautiful and peaceful. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! Your words of peace are always so needed. Thank you for all that you do.

      dori

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      We willl one day, Shalini, we will.

      Thanks for your nice comment, peace to you...

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thank you Tatjana for the many messages of peace which are the same underneath. If only we could see the similarities and not the differences!

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thanks Mary, for your kind comment. I am going out right now, but will ckeck PM hub as soon as I come back.

      Wow, you  lived near Sri Chinmoy, special blessing for you...

      Love, light and peace to you from all my heart.

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Tatjana: This is a very visually beautiful hub- don't know if you are aware but Paper Moon has created a Hubs unite for Peace and yours would be a nice addition.

      https://hubpages.com/politics/hubs-unite-for-peace

      By the way, I used to live near Sri Chinmoy's NY home. His vegetarian restaurant was unbelievably good and cheap. One would actually feel that there was meat in the sandwiches, but it was tofu. Never could duplicate their cooking. Ah, the memories. :)

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Wow, quicksand, I am receiving the peace from you with full pleasure. It is never too much of peace.

      Thanks for stopping by... writting this Hub helped me so much: since I started to collect the prayes, I just felt becoming so balanced and peacefull.

      Thanks for your nice verses...

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      quicksand 8 years ago

      Peace to you and peace to me

      Peace is just what can set us free

      It is only peace

      that can put us at ease

      blessed are the peacemakers they say

      with peace to start the day

      Tanja, thanks for this hub

      again you have done a great job

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      I am so glad, you like it AIDY. Let peace and joy be with you always.

      Thank you for your kind words.

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      Am I dead, yet? 8 years ago

      Clicked your link directly from my email, and I have to say, what a welcomed sight to behold. The music videos are a wonderful addition, so peaceful. Beautiful Hub. Your photography is also a beautiful addition as well.

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thanks, Cris, a lot of peace to you...

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      tatjana

      Great prayers from various faiths and yet singing of the same thing. Tthanks for sharing this inspiring and inspirational hub :D