INTERFAITH PRAYER IN RESPONSE TO HATE

 

Perceiving world sound reveals world suffering.

Perceiving world suffering reveals the compassionate heart.

 

We are thankful for all the rich and abundant blessings that are bestowed on us;

 

We pray for religious freedom throughout the world;

 

We pray for those who practice their faith under conditions of fear, oppression, and persecution; We pray for the sick and the suffering, and for the less fortunate of this world;

 

We pray for peace and mutual understanding;

 

We pray for those who have experienced violence, racism, and acts of hate;

 

We ask for comfort, guidance and strength in times of trial, tribulation, unrest, and distress; We ask for protection from all influence and temptation of evil;

 

We pray for those who hate out of ignorance, that they may have a change of heart, to a spirit of

love and compassion;

 

Perceiving world sound reveals world suffering.

Perceiving world suffering reveals the compassionate heart.

 

Peace, Shanti, Shalom, Salaam, Pax, Eirene, Pyung Wha

This prayer was authored by the New Haven Interreligious Community of Sharing Sacred Spaces.