24 February 2007

Blog Your Blessing : Middle East Peace


Eternal God, Creator of the universe, there is no God but You.
Great and wonderful are Your works, wondrous are your ways.
Thank You for the many splendoured variety of Your creation.
Thank You for the many ways we affirm Your presence and
purpose,
and the freedom to do so.
Forgive our violation of Your creation.
Forgive our violence toward each other.
We stand in awe and gratitude for Your persistent love
for each and all of Your children:
Christian, Jew, Muslim,
as well as those with other faiths.
Grant to all and our leaders attributes of the strong;
mutual respect in words and deed,
restraint in the exercise of power, and
the will for peace with justice, for all.
Eternal God, Creator of the universe, there is no God but You. Amen.

This prayer was written by Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy and was used in many places in inter-religious worships around the time of the Gulf War in 1991. I thought it might be worthwhile to post it so that we could try again for peace in the Middle East.

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7 comments:

MsDemmie said...

Vital strong sentiment - well illustrated too. Mayb we need to send the leaders in the current conflict a copy?

Happy BYB Sunday

Blue Panther said...

Nice Blessing!

Let us hope and pray for peace and prosperity all across the globe.

Kuanyin said...

Beautiful photo and blessings!

Sue said...

Peace I think would be the ultimate blessing. Thank you for posting this.

stev said...

amen to that.

Recovering Lutheran said...

Thanks for sharing that. Did you see the clip on the Oscars of the movie that won for best short? "West Nile Story" is about Jews and Palestinians -- they were dancing around a la the gangs in West Side Story. The acceptance speech from the producer was amazing and the movie looks like a very funny flick with a wonderful message.

RL raises a glass to peace!

Whatever said...

Peace in the Middle East may be a dream, but it's a dream worth trying to make real.

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