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blogblast for peace: dona nobis pacem  

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Today, bloggers in 35 countries and 46 states have joined in this movement to speak in one voice for peace.

BlogBlast for Peace,a semi-annual event, was launched in fall 2006 by blogger, Mimi Lenox, with a simple post.

Dona Nobis Pacem, Latin for Grant Us Peace, provides the foundation on which Sojourner's Place joins this movement with the presentation of Global Prayers for Peace.

Global Prayers for Peace

Christian
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.

Christian
Love your enemies,do good to those who hate you,bless those who curse you,pray for those who abuse you. Blessed be the Peacemakers,for they shall be called the Children of God.

Hindu
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.

Jewish
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.

Native American
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
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."

Muslim
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 despise each other.

Zoroastrian
We pray to God that understanding will triumph over ignorance, that generosity will triumph over indifference, that trust will triumph over contempt, and that truth will triumph over falsehood.

For Peace in Iraq
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.

The above 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.

...and Let the Church Say: Amen


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19 sojourners hollin' back

What a wonderful post you have here!!
Hello from Speedcat Hollydale :-)

June 4, 2008 at 3:43 AM

Good to see you on board and a great contribution!

Mine is up too :-)

June 4, 2008 at 3:50 AM

Beautiful globe - powerful prayers

Peace be with us all

My Peace Post

June 4, 2008 at 3:55 AM

I love your Peace Globe. May your prayers be answered. Peace to you and all you love.

June 4, 2008 at 5:50 AM

Great post and peace globe. Dona Nobis Pacem.

June 4, 2008 at 9:05 AM

Oh my this is a most wonderful Peace post indeed.

How very wise of you to post the various prayers from so many different faiths.

It really shows that though many follow different faiths. Truly there is so much that we all have in common.

Dona Nobis Pacem!

June 4, 2008 at 9:35 AM

You've created a beautiful blog here and this is a wonderful peace post. May we all find peace in our hearts and may that spread until there is peace on earth.

June 4, 2008 at 10:56 AM

Wishing you, me, all of us, peace.

June 4, 2008 at 11:29 AM

What a wonderful post! Peace to you and to all the people of the world!

June 4, 2008 at 11:37 AM

"Words have power ... If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little."

Tom Stoppard

May we all say together: PEACE

June 4, 2008 at 11:38 AM

Peace to you my friend - I love your Peace Globe and the quotes you have chosen. :)

June 4, 2008 at 11:51 AM

Hello again SJP,
I think I just figured out how to use Mr. Linky.

I would be so very honored if you would be the first to drop back by and let me know if it is working.

Blessings to you!!

June 4, 2008 at 12:10 PM

Let there be peace. :)

June 4, 2008 at 2:48 PM

A very powerful post that i wish every one can read. it conveys what we always pray for PEACE.

June 4, 2008 at 2:50 PM

I've never seen these prayers presented in quite this manner before. Inspiring.

Thank you for blogging for peace today in our world. Peace to you and yours,

Mimi Lenox

Dona Nobis Pacem ~ A Revolution of Words

June 4, 2008 at 6:52 PM

It's interesting that in every religion there is a message of peace, and what it takes to achieve it. Yet, so many conflicts happen between people of different faiths in the name of religion. My hope is that each of us learn to leave the peaceful tenets of our own faiths so that we can live in peace with people of all faiths.

Peace.

June 4, 2008 at 8:04 PM

ashay and hotep

June 4, 2008 at 11:03 PM

The overwhelming mystery of different faiths is religious conflicts have played a major role in almost every war for the past 2,000 years while each faith has a similar message of peace.

Hopefully, all the faithful of different religions will read your post and realize we have more in common than their minor religious differences!

June 5, 2008 at 12:43 AM

Now that is a true celebration of diversity.

Peace to you and yours.

June 5, 2008 at 8:01 PM
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