Saturday, September 11, 2010

Words...


  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."

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.

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. 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.
How many crimes have been committed, how many wars fought in God's name? 

Go HERE  for more peace prayers from many faiths. Everyone seems to think peace is a fine idea...     






25 comments:

Julienne said...

Perhaps we could rain these from the skies instead of bombs!!!!

Witch of Stitches said...

Over time, more crimes and horror have been committed in the name of religion. Prayers of peace, a joke really, especially from religions that want to convert and/or kill those that don't worship as they do. Those are the real "sins."

Marilyn said...

This is brilliant, all religions want peace, it is the extremists who cause trouble. I agree with you that so much crime is committed in the name of God and that is so wrong, it is not the religious leaders who cause all the trouble.

Joan said...

I love this Vicki. i have felt so upset at all the hatred. I just suggested on my facebook that we build a beautiful mosque beside Ground Zero and get together everyone and love each other and show the world what it is all about!

Joan said...

Unconditional love all the way!!!

Martin H. said...

As a muslim friend of mine once told me, God isn't interested in which label we're wearing, when we arrive at his door.

lettuce said...

amen to all of those

Brian Miller said...

amen.

i was in the air that day...emergency put down in ATL with 10-15K others...we saw the tower go down then they cut the tv...became surreal not knowing what was happening...every once in a while someone would get through on the cell and we would pass information around...tragic loss of life...

jennyfreckles said...

9 years on and I feel I grieve more with each year. I simply don't understand how people can be so wilfully hurtful. That Florida pastor makes me ashamed to call myself a Christian and thus appear to be on the same sheet as him. I'm not! There are no easy answers though.

KarenB said...

Thank you for these lovely words of peace, Vicki. Amen to all of them.

Mel said...
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Mel said...

Thank you for the beautiful words. I needed to read them today.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

I don't get it. Why are folks giving this Florida fanatic the time of day -- lets concentrate on the positive way of life with tolerance and peace. -- barbara

Louise said...

Vicki, thank you for that. I'm in a bit of despair for another reason today, and the prayers you printed lifted me a little.

Kaye Barley said...

thank you, Vicki.

Ms EM said...

I appreciate this post. I speak of these views and prayers ofter to my friends and family of spiritual and religious faith.

Vicki Lane said...

I love this picture because, to me, it says that Liberty endures -- and I hope that it will in spite of those who from fear or revenge would trample the rights of others.

I'm not religious -- having been thoroughly put off by the way extremists of every faith have misused the power of religion. But at their best, all religions seem to have the same aspirations.

tattytiara said...

And how many good works saving lives do we fail to celebrate and publicise? Definitely more good in the world to focus on.

Star said...

I hope we never have to witness anything like this again. However, we do well to remember that our food tastes different depending on which plate we are eating it from.
Blessings, Star

NCmountainwoman said...

Timely and thought-provoking words. Nice to read on this day.

Elora said...

Nor am I religious, Vicki. In almost every language, there is a version of The Golden Rule. If everyone lived by The Golden Rule, treating others as one would want to be treated, we might have a prescription for decency. As it is, lapel pins that proclaim "patriotism' only show disregard for others, and backhandedly declare blindness, nationalism and xenophobia.
Elora

dana said...

You will LOVE my post today.

My husband retired after serving 36 years as the Assistant Chief for our city's fire department. He was in New York on 9/11.

Ever since, we can't help but notice that none of the terrorists, flag burners, bible burners, etc., are Athiests. These actions are NOT a good recommendation for being religious.

dana said...

You will LOVE my post today.

My husband retired after serving 36 years as the Assistant Chief for our city's fire department. He was in New York on 9/11.

Ever since, we can't help but notice that none of the terrorists, flag burners, bible burners, etc., are Athiests. These actions are NOT a good recommendation for being religious.

R. Burnett Baker said...

Far too many have died in the name of the gods of religion. My former minister has always said that we should simply live our lives wishing each other well, in the spirit of kindness, and with an attitude of love.

That is all we need.

Rick

Bernie said...

This is the best post I have read all day......if only all people would read this and and "get it"
Thank you Vicki.....:-)Hugs