Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Jewish prayer for peace

Continuing a general theme this week inspired by the Memorial Day holiday, allow me to present another prayer for peace. This one comes from the Jewish tradition, specifically a quote from the prophet Micah (Micah 4:2-5). This particular version of that scripture comes from The Peace Abbey, whose website also has inspiring versions of common peace prayers from many different traditions. [Here is some context for those who are new to reading my perspective or who have forgotten my approach to things like "God", "religion", etc.]

Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, that we may walk the paths of the Most High. And we shall beat our swords into ploughshares, and our spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation - neither shall they learn war any more. And none shall be afraid, for the mouth of the Lord of Hosts has spoken.

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