Thoughts To Live By…

Prayer For Peace

Posted on: January 2, 2009

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More than 10,000 Buddhist monks gather near Lopburi in Thailand to pray for peace.


“May He banish from the hearts of all men and women whatever might endanger peace.

May He transform them into witnesses of truth, justice and love.

May He enkindle the rulers of peoples so that in addition to their solicitude for the proper welfare of their citizens, they may guarantee and defend the great gift of peace.

May He enkindle the wills of all so that they may overcome the barriers that divide, cherish the bonds of mutual charity, understand others, and pardon those who have done them wrong.

May all peoples of the earth become as brothers and sisters, and may the most longed-for peace blossom forth and reign always among men and women.”

Source: Pacem in Terris, Pope John XXIII, 4/11/63

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