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.
Native American Prayer for Peace
O Great Spirit of our Ancestors,
I raise my pipe to you,
To your messengers 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 the peace of mind.
Let us learn to share all good things
that you provide for us on this earth.