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The death of Benazir Bhutto today may bring out difficult emotions.  As we carry on in our quest for peace, here are some words of prayer from different religions, to aid us in bringing comfort  and hope to ourselves and others…


Islam:                                                                                                                                               O God! We call you with your beautiful names: the One, the Holy, the Sovereign, the Just, and the Peace. We call with love and sincerity to bring peace to our world and guide our steps to do what is right and what pleases You.

O the Eternal and Compassionate Lord!
Fill our hearts with your Love, and help us to love one another, and show compassion to your servants throughout the world and your creation.

O God! We ask you in submission and humility to allow wisdom to triumph over vanity, truth over falsehood, and love over hate.


Buddhist                                                                                                                                        Now this triple world
All is my domain;
The Living Beings in it
All are my children
But now this place
Abounds with illness and calamity;
And I alone
Am able to save and protect them.

Christian                                                                                                                                        God of perfect peace,
violence and cruelty can have no part with you.
May those who are at peace with one another
hold fast to the good will that unites them;
may those who are enemies forget their hatred and be healed.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever.

Baha’i                                                                                                                                                O Lord!  Draw up the people from the abyss of the ocean of hatred and enmity, and deliver them from the impenetrable darkness.  Unite their hearts, and brighten their eyes with the light of peace and reconciliation.  Deliver them from the depths of war and bloodshed, and free them from the darkness of error.  Remove the veil from their eyes, and enlighten their hearts with the light of guidance.  Treat them with Thy tender mercy and compassion, and deal not with them according to Thy justice and wrath which cause the limbs of the mighty to quake.  

Jewish                                                                                                                                                You who make harmony
in the ultimate reaches of the universe,
teach us to make harmony
within ourselves, among ourselves — 
and peace for the Godwrestling folk,
the people Israel; 
for our cousins the children of Ishmael; and for all who dwell upon this planet.
(Cong: Amein) 

Hindu                                                                                                                                                Oh 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
plants bring peace to all. May all beneficent
beings bring peace to us.

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.

Native American                                                                                                                              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.


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