Our words and thoughts have an impact. Here are two very meaningful and potent prayers:
A Channel for Peace
As I live every day, I want to be a channel for peace.
May I bring love where there is hatred, and healing where there is hurt;
Joy where there is sadness and hope where there is fear.
I pray that I may always try to understand and comfort other people,
As well as seeking comfort and understanding from them.
Wherever possible, may I choose to be a light in the darkness,
a help in times of need, and a caring, honest friend.
May justice, kindness and peace flow from my heart forever. Amen.
Based on the Prayer of St. Francis of Assissi, and expanded by
A Prayer of Affirmation
The Reverend Greta Vosper, West Hill United Church, Toronto
Divine light shines in me
Divine life permeates and heals every atom of my being.
I am the resurrection of life.
St. Johnís Retreat Centre