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.
God adjudges us according to our deeds,
not the coat 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 consequence of which no one is defeated