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Welcome To our Global Peace Family!

 

Rev. Dr. Dee A. and Susan A. Hahn

Church Office: 157 W. Elkhorn Ave.

Estes Park, Colorado

Mailing Address: 606 County Rd. 84, W.

Allenspark, CO 80510





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“Blessed are the peacemakers,

 
       for they will be called children of God.”

              Today’s New International Version  Matt. 5:9

 

 

 

 

“Peace and love and joy are tied to each other. If you are longing for peace in your life, you probably will realize that you are not expressing joy or love at high levels either. If you can feel and understand the sensation of expressing all three qualities at a high level, you are in tune, or in the flow, or experiencing your unity with me. You are God in expression. God is good. God is joy and peace and love. You are good in expression. You are joy and peace and love in expression. Accept this reality. Live it and enjoy it.”  Lessons From The Source, Jack Armstrong

At Hidden Valley Peace Church, we teach practical applications of universal principles toward a life of joy, prosperity, and fulfillment. And we believe in our ability to express the divine potential within each of us through compassion, patience, forgiveness, acceptance, and love.

We celebrate our oneness with God, our connection with the wisdom of many spiritual cultures and beliefs, and our presence in one of Earth’s most beautiful and spiritual places. Please join us in our celebration, as we experience the blessings of life together as a grand and wonderful spiritual adventure.

 

It is not the objective proof of God’s existence that we want but the experience of God’s presence. That is the miracle we are really after, and that is also, I think, the miracle that we really get.
— Frederick Buechner


   

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Prayers for Peace from Around the World 

Hindu Prayer for Peace 

Oh God, lead us from the unreal to the Real.
Oh God, lead us from darkness to light.
Oh God, lead us from death to immortality.
Shanti, Shanti, Shanti unto all.
O 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 and plants bring peace to all.
May all beneficent beings bring peace to us.
May thy Vedic Law propagate peace all through the world.
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.

Buddhist Prayer for Peace

May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed from their illnesses.
May those frightened cease to be afraid
and may those bound be free.
May the powerless find power,
and may people think of befriending one another.
May those who find themselves in trackless,
fearful wildernesses – the children, the aged, the unprotected – be guarded by beneficent celestials,
and may they quickly attain Buddhahood.

Zoroastrian Prayer for Peace

We pray to God to eradicate all the misery in the world:
that understanding triumph over ignorance,
that generosity triumph over indifference,
that trust triumph over contempt, and
that truth triumph over falsehood.

Jainist Prayer for Peace

Peace and Universal Love is the essence of the Gospel preached by all the Enlightened Ones.
The Lord has preached that equanimity is the Dharma.
Forgive do I, creatures all,
and let all creatures forgive me.
Unto all have I amity, and unto none enmity.
Know that violence is the root cause of all miseries in the world.
Violence in fact, is the knot of bondage.
“Do not injure any living being.”
This is the eternal, perennial, and unalterable
way of spiritual life.
A weapon, howsoever powerful it may be,
can always be superseded by a superior one;
but no weapon can, however,
be superior to non-violence and love.

Jewish Prayer for Peace

Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, that we may walk the paths of the most high.
And we shall beat our swords into ploughshares, and our spears into pruning hooks.
Nations shall not lift up sword against nation – neither shall they learn war any more.
And none shall be afraid, for the mouth of the Lord of Hosts has spoken.

Shinto Prayer for Peace

Although the people living across the ocean surrounding us, I believe, are all our brothers and sisters, why are there constant troubles in this world?
Why do winds and waves rise in the ocean surrounding us?
I only earnestly wish that the wind will soon puff away all the clouds which are hanging over the tops of the mountains.

Native African Prayer for Peace

Almighty God, the Great Thumb
we cannot evade to tie any knot:
The Roaring Thunder that splits mighty trees;
the all-seeing Lord up on high who sees
even the footprints of an antelope on a rock mass here on earth.
You are the one who does not hesitate to respond to our call.
You are the cornerstone of peace.

Native American Prayer for Peace

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.

Muslim Prayer for Peace

In the name of Allah the beneficent, the merciful. Praise be to the Lord of the Universe, who has created us and made us into tribes and nations that we may know each other, not that we may despise each other.
If the enemy incline towards peace, do thou also incline towards peace, and trust God, for the Lord is the one that heareth and knoweth all things.
And the servants of God, most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in Humility, and when we address them, we say “PEACE.”

The Baha’i Prayer for Peace

Be generous in prosperity and thankful in adversity.
Be fair in thy judgment, and guarded in thy speech.
Be a lamp unto those who walk in darkness, and a home
to the stranger.
Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring.
Be a breath of life to the body of humankind, a dew upon the soil of the human heart,
and a fruit upon the tree of humility.

Sikh prayer for Peace

God adjudges us according to our deeds, not the clothes that we wear;
That truth is above everything, but higher still is truthful living.
Know that we attain God when we love, and only that victory endures in consequences of which no one is defeated.

Christian Prayer for Peace

Blessed are the Peacemakers
for they shall be known as the Children of God.
But I say to you that hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.
To those who strike you on the cheek offer the other also, and from those who take away your cloak, do not withhold your coat as well.
Give to everyone who begs from you, and of those who take away your goods, do not ask them again.
And as you wish that others would to do you,
do so to them.

 

1. We affirm the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent and omniactive loving Presence we call God and we celebrate this Presence in spirit and in truth.

2. We affirm that God is personal to all who acknowledge this indwelling Presence.

3. We affirm that there is only one power, one presence and one source for all life; therefore all humanity forms one family and one life.

4. We affirm that whatever thoughts we hold in consciousness manifest and become our life experiences and that these thoughts create our heaven or hell.

5. We affirm with Jesus of Nazareth that the Kingdom of Heaven is present and within us and that we experience this kingdom of all good to the degree that we become conscious of it.

6. We affirm that God is love and that love unites everyone of us.

7. We affirm that Jesus of Nazareth, as the living Christ, represents the perfect spiritual self of every human being.

8. We affirm that Jesus the Christ, through his life, teachings, death and resurrection, made the great demonstration that revealed we are victors and not victims of our circumstances.

9. We affirm that prayer is not begging or trying to change God but is a positive way for expanding, changing and transforming ourselves.

10. We affirm that through faith, truth and understanding we can heal ourselves spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically and that we can live an abundant life.

11. We affirm that the Aramaic translation of Holy Scripture provides a clearer understanding of the characters, culture and events of the times and a meaningful metaphysical application for our lives.

12. We affirm the direct revelation of Truth through our intuitive and spiritual natures and that anyone reveal Truth who lives in close union with the indwelling presence – God.

13. We affirm that  all of God is present everywhere all of the time, the omnipresence of God.

 

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Duty to Warn:

The Sure-fire Way to Prevent Combat-related Traumatic Brain Injury, Gulf War Syndrome or Combat-induced PTSD:
Become a Conscientious Objector
 
Gary G. Kohls, MD
 
“War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.”–John F. Kennedy
 
“Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.”–WWII General George Patton
 
“We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we do about peace – more about killing than we do about living.”—WWII General Omar Bradley
 
Those three quotes, all by men who have known war intimately but have also been willing to speak the unwelcome and sobering truths about the realities of war and killing, have helped to guide my own philosophical, theological and political beliefs as they have evolved over the decades since the war of my maturing years, the Vietnam War.
 
My beliefs are similar to many other patriotic citizens who love their country so much that they are willing to have a lover’s quarrel with it when they see it engaging in activities such as torture and other covert and overt activities that are, by definition, international war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes against the peace.
 
Some of us love our country so much that we are willing to speak out when its leaders engage in policies that are highly likely to lead to financial and moral bankruptcies.
 
Some of us who are citizens of the United States love it so much that we cannot, in good conscience, participate in activities that are making it a pariah state and lately even a laughing stock of the world, with serious loss of respect in the international community.
 
In the endless war-mongering doctrines that were artificially unleashed during the Cheney/Bush/Rumsfeld rule of the past 8 years, an increasing number of people of good will have become courageous objectors to war and killing on the basis of their conscience -the definition of a conscientious objector.
 
Conscientious objectors (COs) to war take seriously their duty to warn others about the psychological, spiritual, neurological and physical dangers that are never part of the discussions that nations have prior to going to war. COs are never allowed to air the many valid reasons young people should consider before enlisting or being conscripted into the military.
 
Never given a place at the table when national, or even local policies are formulated, they must resort to going to the streets to express their deeply felt beliefs. And when they do that, they risk being arrested (“detained”, taken into “protective custody”) and punished under laws designed to silence dissent. There are many examples of such courageous and unjustly maligned prisoners of conscience in the history of our so-called democratic nation.
 
People of conscience are rarely invited to “balance” media discussions about war, and therefore are, in effect, censored out of such important national debates. Thus, in our militarized nation, no one is allowed to warn the citizenry about the dangers of being an active part in the organized violence called war.
 
I am a conscientious objector to war and killing partly on the basis of my experience as a practitioner of holistic mental healthcare. In my practice I have witnessed countless examples of the despair-inducing suffering of depressed and sleep-deprived war veterans as they re-experience their daily flashbacks, their nightly nightmares, the guilt and the psychological and spiritual damage that results from training for and then engaging in the killing operations of war, consequences they were not warned about ahead of time.
 
Another part of my commitment to nonviolence and antiwar activism is my understanding of the teachings and ethics of Jesus of Nazareth, who, in so many words said: “violence is forbidden to those who wish to follow me” and proved the logic and practicality of living a life committed to the unconditional love of friend, neighbor and enemy.
 
But for me, the strongest reason for committing to a life lived as nonviolently as possible is that violence breeds more violence. Families who have fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and other father figures in their families who have been trained in military violence are often afflicted by intrafamily domestic violence that almost seems hereditary. Such familial violence is actually contagious and learned and is not hereditary. Nations and their armies commonly display this “violence begetting violence” reality by their need to avenge the last lost war and regain their “military honor” by engaging in another cycle of violence. (Witness the Hatfields and McCoys; the France vs. Germany wars; Hitler’s willingness to start WWII after Germany’s humiliating loss in WWI; and the US’s need to get rid of “the Vietnam-loser Syndrome” by “kicking butt” in Iraq.)
 
Here is another testimonial from someone who knew war up close and personal. Nearing the end of his life, Hermann Goering, Adolph Hitler’s right-hand man, speaks:
 
“Why of course the people don’t want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”– Hermann Goering, head of the Nazi army’s equivalent of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Head of the Luftwaffe, April 18, 1946
 
The most deeply spiritual and courageous people that I know are people like my friends, Duluthians Rodger and Penny Cragun, nonviolent conscientious objectors to war who live out their values by protesting war and risking arrest, exercising their Constitutional right to dissent wherever and whenever they feel they can make a difference.
 
The CO Manifesto below summarizes nicely the reasons behind my professional duty to warn others about the potential for spiritual death and destruction that happens whenever anyone is involved in homicidal violence.
 
We Will Not Kill
So, for the record, here is what conscientious objectors object to:
We object to killing.
We object to killing in the name of capitalism.
We object to killing in the name of communism.

And we object to killing in the name of religion.

We object to being forced to register for war and killing.

We object to being forced to participate in the preparations for war and killing.

We object to killing innocent civilians.

We object to killing soldiers.

We object to nuclear weapons for killing.

And we object to conventional weapons for killing.

If war comes, many of us will perform peaceful alternative service.

And many of us will go to jail rather than compromise deeply held beliefs.
But we will not fight,

Because we will not kill.

Dr. Kohls is a recently retired physician from Duluth, MN whose practice dealt extensively with posttraumatic stress disordered (PTSD) patients, many of whom were military veterans and all of whose serious neurological and psychological disabilities were preventable. 

 

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NCC welcomes Obama Cairo speech,
calls for continued dialogue with Muslims

New York, June 4, 2009 –  Senior staff of the National Council of Churches praised President Obama’s address to the Muslim world today, and renewed the Council’s commitment to friendship and dialogue with Muslim people of faith.

The Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, NCC General Secretary, and Dr. Antonios Kireopoulos, Senior Program Director for Interfaith Relations, said they were gratified by the President’s declaration in Cairo that Muslims share with all Americans common principles of “justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”

In a letter to Dr. Ingrid Mattson, President of the Islamic Society of North America, and Dr. Sayyid Syeed, ISNA’s national director of interfaith and community alliances, the NCC leaders said they were “moved to contact you old friends to express a similar recommitment to friendship and dialogue.”

“The 35 member communions of the National Council of Churches, representing millions whose devotion to God is expressed through their faith in Jesus Christ, have long recognized the commonalities we share as children of Abraham with Muslims and Jews,” the NCC letter said. “As President Obama said today, God’s vision is that the people of the world can live together in peace. Allow us to respond by declaring that we share his view, and we echo his sense of calling: ‘Now, that must be our work here on earth.’

The text of the letter:

June 4, 2009 

Dr. Ingrid Mattson, President
Dr. Sayyid Syeed,
National Director for the Office of Interfaith and Community Alliances
Islamic Society of North America

Plainfield, Ind.

Dear Ingrid and Sayyid, 

I am sure you share our gratification over President Obama’s call in Cairo today for “a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world.” 

The President called for a relationship based on the reality that Islam and the United States share common principles of “justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.” 

Particularly gratifying to us was the fact that Mr. Obama testified to his own experience as a Christian with Muslim communities around the world, and paid tribute to civilization’s debt to Islam.  

Of course, these are not new sentiments or a new American policy. Mr. Obama’s declaration that “Islam is a part of America” was recognized and often stated by other U.S. Presidents. But Mr. Obama’s decision to make America’s relationship with Islam the topic of a major address in a major Arab capital has amplified the message around the globe. 

As we listened to the President’s address this morning, we were moved to contact you old friends to express a similar recommitment to friendship and dialogue.  

The 35 member communions of the National Council of Churches, representing millions whose devotion to God is expressed through their faith in Jesus Christ, have long recognized the commonalities we share as children of Abraham with Muslims and Jews. As President Obama said today, God’s vision is that the people of the world can live together in peace. Allow us to respond by declaring that we share his view, and we echo his sense of calling: “Now, that must be our work here on earth.” 

May God’s blessings be on us all. 

Sincerely,

Michael Kinnamon
General Secretary 

Antonios Kireopoulos
Senior Program Director for Interfaith Relations

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 


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A Prayer to The Great Spirit

Oh Great Spirit,
Whose voice I hear in the winds,

And whose breath gives life to all the world,
hear me!
I am small and weak,
I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes
ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have made
and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand the
things you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden
in every leaf and rock.
I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy – myself.
Make me always ready to come to you with
clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset
my spirit may come to you
without shame.
–Chief Yellow Lark, Lakota Tribe

 

 




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Once Again, Fear Not

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On December 23 I wrote a meditation here titled “Fear Not.”  The recent political and media frenzy over the attempt to sabotage a plane reminds us why Jesus repeatedly warned us not to be driven by fear.

     Jesus knew that people driven by fear do not make good decisions, and it goes without saying, are not happy.  The angels who announced the birth of Jesus with the words “Do not be afraid!” went on to give reason for not being afraid.  It is well for us, having just come through another Advent and Christmas season, to reflect on this counsel to live above fear.

     People driven by fear are easy targets for political and military demagogues.  Leaders who obtain power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace know how to use current events to further their agenda.  We live in a nation which has accepted irrational militarism, nuclear terrorism,  permanent war, and arbitrary arrest, imprisonment and torture as the “price of freedom” or “the American way of life,” (a slippery thing mainly defined by greed and unwarranted claims on the resources of the earth).  “Incidents” of “threat” are needed, and skillfully exploited, to sustain public support for irrational militarism, nuclear terrorism,  permanent war and arbitrary arrest.  

     One commentator gave us some useful reflections on fears of terrorism (oh, not ours, but theirs) this week, and I commend the article to you.  Read  “The Degrading Effects of Terrorism Fears” by Glenn Greenwald at
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/01/02



 

Welcome To our Global Peace Family!

Rev. Dr. Dee A. and Susan A. Hahn

Church Office: 157 W. Elkhorn Ave.

Estes Park, Colorado

Mailing Address: 606 County Rd. 84, W.

Allenspark, CO 80510

 

 

“Blessed are the peacemakers,

 
       for they will be called children of God.”

              Today’s New International Version  Matt. 5:9

 

Prayers for Peace from Around the World 

Hindu Prayer for Peace

Oh God, lead us from the unreal to the Real.
Oh God, lead us from darkness to light.
Oh God, lead us from death to immortality.
Shanti, Shanti, Shanti unto all.
O 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 and plants bring peace to all.
May all beneficent beings bring peace to us.
May thy Vedic Law propagate peace all through the world.
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.

Buddhist Prayer for Peace

May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed from their illnesses.
May those frightened cease to be afraid
and may those bound be free.
May the powerless find power,
and may people think of befriending one another.
May those who find themselves in trackless,
fearful wildernesses – the children, the aged, the unprotected – be guarded by beneficent celestials,
and may they quickly attain Buddhahood.

Zoroastrian Prayer for Peace

We pray to God to eradicate all the misery in the world:
that understanding triumph over ignorance,
that generosity triumph over indifference,
that trust triumph over contempt, and
that truth triumph over falsehood.

Jainist Prayer for Peace

Peace and Universal Love is the essence of the Gospel preached by all the Enlightened Ones.
The Lord has preached that equanimity is the Dharma.
Forgive do I, creatures all,
and let all creatures forgive me.
Unto all have I amity, and unto none enmity.
Know that violence is the root cause of all miseries in the world.
Violence in fact, is the knot of bondage.
“Do not injure any living being.”
This is the eternal, perennial, and unalterable
way of spiritual life.
A weapon, howsoever powerful it may be,
can always be superseded by a superior one;
but no weapon can, however,
be superior to non-violence and love.

Jewish Prayer for Peace

Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, that we may walk the paths of the most high.
And we shall beat our swords into ploughshares, and our spears into pruning hooks.
Nations shall not lift up sword against nation – neither shall they learn war any more.
And none shall be afraid, for the mouth of the Lord of Hosts has spoken.

Shinto Prayer for Peace

Although the people living across the ocean surrounding us, I believe, are all our brothers and sisters, why are there constant troubles in this world?
Why do winds and waves rise in the ocean surrounding us?
I only earnestly wish that the wind will soon puff away all the clouds which are hanging over the tops of the mountains.

Native African Prayer for Peace

Almighty God, the Great Thumb
we cannot evade to tie any knot:
The Roaring Thunder that splits mighty trees;
the all-seeing Lord up on high who sees
even the footprints of an antelope on a rock mass here on earth.
You are the one who does not hesitate to respond to our call.
You are the cornerstone of peace.

Native American Prayer for Peace

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.

Muslim Prayer for Peace

In the name of Allah the beneficent, the merciful. Praise be to the Lord of the Universe, who has created us and made us into tribes and nations that we may know each other, not that we may despise each other.
If the enemy incline towards peace, do thou also incline towards peace, and trust God, for the Lord is the one that heareth and knoweth all things.
And the servants of God, most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in Humility, and when we address them, we say “PEACE.”

The Baha’i Prayer for Peace

Be generous in prosperity and thankful in adversity.
Be fair in thy judgment, and guarded in thy speech.
Be a lamp unto those who walk in darkness, and a home
to the stranger.
Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring.
Be a breath of life to the body of humankind, a dew upon the soil of the human heart,
and a fruit upon the tree of humility.

Sikh prayer for Peace

God adjudges us according to our deeds, not the clothes that we wear;
That truth is above everything, but higher still is truthful living.
Know that we attain God when we love, and only that victory endures in consequences of which no one is defeated.

Christian Prayer for Peace

Blessed are the Peacemakers
for they shall be known as the Children of God.
But I say to you that hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.
To those who strike you on the cheek offer the other also, and from those who take away your cloak, do not withhold your coat as well.
Give to everyone who begs from you, and of those who take away your goods, do not ask them again.
And as you wish that others would to do you,
do so to them.



  

Welcome To our Global Peace Family!

Rev. Dr. Dee A. and Susan A. Hahn

Church Office: 157 W. Elkhorn Ave.

Estes Park, Colorado

Mailing Address: 606 County Rd. 84, W.

Allenspark, CO 80510

 

 

“Blessed are the peacemakers,

 
       for they will be called children of God.”

              Today’s New International Version  Matt. 5:9


1. We affirm the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent and omniactive loving Presence we call God and we celebrate this Presence in spirit and in truth.

2. We affirm that God is personal to all who acknowledge this indwelling Presence.

3. We affirm that there is only one power, one presence and one source for all life; therefore all humanity forms one family and one life.

4. We affirm that whatever thoughts we hold in consciousness manifest and become our life experiences and that these thoughts create our heaven or hell.

5. We affirm with Jesus of Nazareth that the Kingdom of Heaven is present and within us and that we experience this kingdom of all good to the degree that we become conscious of it.

6. We affirm that God is love and that love unites everyone of us.

7. We affirm that Jesus of Nazareth, as the living Christ, represents the perfect spiritual self of every human being.

8. We affirm that Jesus the Christ, through his life, teachings, death and resurrection, made the great demonstration that revealed we are victors and not victims of our circumstances.

9. We affirm that prayer is not begging or trying to change God but is a positive way for expanding, changing and transforming ourselves.

10. We affirm that through faith, truth and understanding we can heal ourselves spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically and that we can live an abundant life.

11. We affirm that the Aramaic translation of Holy Scripture provides a clearer understanding of the characters, culture and events of the times and a meaningful metaphysical application for our lives.

12. We affirm the direct revelation of Truth through our intuitive and spiritual natures and that anyone reveal Truth who lives in close union with the indwelling presence – God.

13. We affirm that  all of God is present everywhere all of the time, the omnipresence of God.



1. We affirm the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent and omniactive loving Presence we call God and we celebrate this Presence in spirit and in truth.

2. We affirm that God is personal to all who acknowledge this indwelling Presence.

3. We affirm that there is only one power, one presence and one source for all life; therefore all humanity forms one family and one life.

4. We affirm that whatever thoughts we hold in consciousness manifest and become our life experiences and that these thoughts create our heaven or hell.

5. We affirm with Jesus of Nazareth that the Kingdom of Heaven is present and within us and that we experience this kingdom of all good to the degree that we become conscious of it.

6. We affirm that God is love and that love unites everyone of us.

7. We affirm that Jesus of Nazareth, as the living Christ, represents the perfect spiritual self of every human being.

8. We affirm that Jesus the Christ, through his life, teachings, death and resurrection, made the great demonstration that revealed we are victors and not victims of our circumstances.

9. We affirm that prayer is not begging or trying to change God but is a positive way for expanding, changing and transforming ourselves.

10. We affirm that through faith, truth and understanding we can heal ourselves spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically and that we can live an abundant life.

11. We affirm that the Aramaic translation of Holy Scripture provides a clearer understanding of the characters, culture and events of the times and a meaningful metaphysical application for our lives.

12. We affirm the direct revelation of Truth through our intuitive and spiritual natures and that anyone reveal Truth who lives in close union with the indwelling presence – God.

13. We affirm that  all of God is present everywhere all of the time, the omnipresence of God.

Prayers for Peace from Around the World 

Hindu Prayer for Peace

Oh God, lead us from the unreal to the Real.
Oh God, lead us from darkness to light.
Oh God, lead us from death to immortality.
Shanti, Shanti, Shanti unto all.
O 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 and plants bring peace to all.
May all beneficent beings bring peace to us.
May thy Vedic Law propagate peace all through the world.
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.

Buddhist Prayer for Peace

May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed from their illnesses.
May those frightened cease to be afraid
and may those bound be free.
May the powerless find power,
and may people think of befriending one another.
May those who find themselves in trackless,
fearful wildernesses – the children, the aged, the unprotected – be guarded by beneficent celestials,
and may they quickly attain Buddhahood.

Zoroastrian Prayer for Peace

We pray to God to eradicate all the misery in the world:
that understanding triumph over ignorance,
that generosity triumph over indifference,
that trust triumph over contempt, and
that truth triumph over falsehood.

Jainist Prayer for Peace

Peace and Universal Love is the essence of the Gospel preached by all the Enlightened Ones.
The Lord has preached that equanimity is the Dharma.
Forgive do I, creatures all,
and let all creatures forgive me.
Unto all have I amity, and unto none enmity.
Know that violence is the root cause of all miseries in the world.
Violence in fact, is the knot of bondage.
“Do not injure any living being.”
This is the eternal, perennial, and unalterable
way of spiritual life.
A weapon, howsoever powerful it may be,
can always be superseded by a superior one;
but no weapon can, however,
be superior to non-violence and love.

Jewish Prayer for Peace

Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, that we may walk the paths of the most high.
And we shall beat our swords into ploughshares, and our spears into pruning hooks.
Nations shall not lift up sword against nation – neither shall they learn war any more.
And none shall be afraid, for the mouth of the Lord of Hosts has spoken.

Shinto Prayer for Peace

Although the people living across the ocean surrounding us, I believe, are all our brothers and sisters, why are there constant troubles in this world?
Why do winds and waves rise in the ocean surrounding us?
I only earnestly wish that the wind will soon puff away all the clouds which are hanging over the tops of the mountains.

Native African Prayer for Peace

Almighty God, the Great Thumb
we cannot evade to tie any knot:
The Roaring Thunder that splits mighty trees;
the all-seeing Lord up on high who sees
even the footprints of an antelope on a rock mass here on earth.
You are the one who does not hesitate to respond to our call.
You are the cornerstone of peace.

Native American Prayer for Peace

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.

Muslim Prayer for Peace

In the name of Allah the beneficent, the merciful. Praise be to the Lord of the Universe, who has created us and made us into tribes and nations that we may know each other, not that we may despise each other.
If the enemy incline towards peace, do thou also incline towards peace, and trust God, for the Lord is the one that heareth and knoweth all things.
And the servants of God, most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in Humility, and when we address them, we say “PEACE.”

The Baha’i Prayer for Peace

Be generous in prosperity and thankful in adversity.
Be fair in thy judgment, and guarded in thy speech.
Be a lamp unto those who walk in darkness, and a home
to the stranger.
Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring.
Be a breath of life to the body of humankind, a dew upon the soil of the human heart,
and a fruit upon the tree of humility.

Sikh prayer for Peace

God adjudges us according to our deeds, not the clothes that we wear;
That truth is above everything, but higher still is truthful living.
Know that we attain God when we love, and only that victory endures in consequences of which no one is defeated.

Christian Prayer for Peace

Blessed are the Peacemakers
for they shall be known as the Children of God.
But I say to you that hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.
To those who strike you on the cheek offer the other also, and from those who take away your cloak, do not withhold your coat as well.
Give to everyone who begs from you, and of those who take away your goods, do not ask them again.
And as you wish that others would to do you,
do so to them.



  

Welcome To our Global Peace Family!

 

“Blessed are the peacemakers,

 
       for they will be called children of God.”

              Today’s New International Version  Matt. 5:9