Prayer of Peace


From the time of his enlightenment experience on Moak Mountain in 1980, Ilchi Lee has been a dedicated advocate for peace. Invited to speak at the United Nations Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders, Ilchi Lee originally wrote and read this Prayer of Peace on August 28th, 2000. He wanted to remind those present and everyone who read the prayer thereafter that peace lies beyond the boundaries of nationality and religion.

 

 

 

Then in late December 2010, ilchi.com rolled out an initiative to gather 2,011 people to pledge to read the Prayer of Peace on 1-1-11 as an expression of their intent to create peace in the new year.

 

Two short weeks later, with the goal surpassed and the prayer posted in 16 different languages, 2,125 people read it on New Years Day from all around the world. Here is a short video compilation of the great positive energy shared on 1-1-11:

 

 

 

Ilchi Lee - garland of peace
 

Prayer of Peace

I offer this prayer of peace
Not to the Christian God
Nor to the Buddhist God
Nor to the Islamic God
Nor to the Jewish God
But to the God of all humanity.

 

For the peace that we wish for
Is Not a Christian peace
Nor a Buddhist peace
Nor an Islamic peace
Nor a Jewish peace
But a human peace
For all of us.

 

I offer this prayer of peace
To the God that lives within all of us
That fills us with happiness and joy
To make us whole
And help us understand life
As an expression of love for all human beings.

 

For no religion can be better
Than any other religion
For no truth can be truer
Than any other truth
For no nation can be bigger
Than the earth itself.

 

 

Help us all go beyond
Our small limits
And realize that we are one
That we are all from the earth.
That we are all earth people
Before we are Indians, Koreans, or Americans.  

 

God made the earth
We humans have to make it prosper
By realizing that we are of the earth
And not of any nation, race, or religion,
By knowing that we are truly one
In our spiritual heritage.

 

Let us now apologize
To all humanity
For the hurt that religions have caused,
So that we can heal the hurt
Let us now promise to one another
To go beyond egotism and competition
To come together as one in God.

 

I offer this prayer of peace
To you the almighty
To help us find you within all of us
So that we may stand proudly
One day before you
As one humanity.