Prayer for United Nations International Day of Peace

God, who never “teaches to the test,”
help me embrace your requirement
as an invitation to community —

that I may do just peace and just economy,
just environment and just eating,
just medicine and just politics,
just faith and just interfaith,

love kindness enough
to listen to and be in dialogue with
those who do not think or live
or vote or pray the way I do,

and walk humbly under every sky,
as if it were mine,
because it is yours. amen

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5 Responses to Prayer for United Nations International Day of Peace

  1. Cheryl Hoffman says:

    Love this, thank you. (I shared it!)

    Cheryl

  2. revfelicity says:

    A beautiful and thoughtful prayer.

  3. Jessica McArdle says:

    I read this again just now, Maren, and decided that I need to make this prayer a daily one. To remember that kindness means “listening and being in dialogue with those who do not think, or live, or vote, or pray,” the way I do – is a necessary exercise in waking the path of humility. Bless you for this and your other work.

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