The Goddess Paradigm
(beauty, peace and harmony)
In 1986, Pope John Paul II invited representatives of the world’s 12 major religions to submit and recite a prayer for world peace at Assisi, Italy on October 26, 1986. These prayers are offered on this website, one at a time, as my expression of faith that we all have common ground in hope for a world where our grandchildren and the following generations can live in peace and harmony. I have created what I call a Universal Prayer for Peace by taking a line from each of these 12 prayers and joining them as one. This Universal Prayer for Peace will be posted after the 12 prayers are first presented. Bless us all.
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 swiftly attain Buddhahood.