Prayers from the June 8, 2014 Invocation for Peace
Prayer of Nahman of Breslav
Lord of Peace,
Divine Ruler, to whom peace belongs!
Maker of Peace, Creator of all things!
May it be Your will to put an end to war and bloodshed in the world,
and to spread a great and wonderful peace over the whole world,
so that nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war anymore.
Help us and save us all,
Let us merit to cling tightly to the virtue of peace.
Let there be a truly great peace
between every person and his fellow, and between husband and wife,
and let there be no division among people not even in the heart.
Let every person love peace and pursue peace
Always in truth and integrity
Let us never cling to division
Not even when it comes to those who do not agree with us.
Let us never shame any person on earth, great or small
And may we merit to truly keep the commandment
to “love your neighbor as yourself,”
with an entire heart, body, soul and possessions.
And let what is written be fulfilled in us:
“I will grant peace in the land,
and you shall lie down, and no one shall make you afraid;
I will remove dangerous animals from the land,
and no sword shall go through your land.”
God who is peace, bless us with peace!
Prayer for Peace from the Daily Service
Grant peace, goodness, blessing, grace, lovingkindness, and mercy;
on us and all your people Israel and on the world.
Bless us all as one by the light of Your countenance our Father.
For by the light of Your countenance,
You have given us O Lord our God, a Torah of Life, loving kindness,
and righteousness and blessing and mercy and life and peace.
May it be Your will to bless us all with Your Peace.
Scripture of the Day
If this day you only knew what makes for peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. — Jesus’ lament as he makes his triumphant entry into Jerusalem, Luke 19:42
Quote of the Day
But without regular water, without electricity, and the big problem is the economic situation; there are no jobs and 80% of the people are without a job. … Work is dignity. … we have lost our dignity; everybody has become poor and asking for food aid to live.
…I think the West has lost faith in God and in Christ so it is not able to have the sensitivity to respect the other; everything is power, everything is finance, everything is strategies and there is no future for these politics.
— Bishop Audo of Aleppo, Syria