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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old Sojourner's Place ain't got nothing more to say.
19 sojourners hollin' back