Prayer For All People
In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate and the Most Merciful
Our God, our Creator, our Sustainer, and our Maintainer, who possesses Love, Compassion, and Forgiveness, bring peace to your people by showing us how to love each other. Do not lay on us a burden greater than our capacity to bear. Open our hearts and minds, so that all humanity strives to develop your attributes that You ingrained in us when you made us in your image. Teach us how to care for each other in times of pain, suffering, and illness. Give us courage to embrace all the residents of this great city of Santa Clara, and help us to reconcile with people of all colors, races, and religious identities. Let patience, perseverance, and prayer be our means of reaching your highest ideals.
Our Lord, forgive all those who have erred intentionally or unintentionally. Give us the wisdom and compassion to undo the damage that we have done to our fellow human beings and to our mother earth that sustains all humanity. Create in us a sense of family – of sisterhood and brotherhood with those people whom we have never met nor known. Let not the unknown to us be the cause of any distrust or injustice to anyone.
Create in us bonds of genuine friendship, where we can uphold each other’s rights and stand up for justice, even if we are to be witnesses against ourselves, against our children, and against our parents. Let not nationalism of one nation be the cause of injustice to any nation. Give us the courage to stand up for righteousness with the people who are rich and powerful and who possess compassionate and loving hearts to work for the poor, the destitute, the hungry, and the homeless of not only this country but of any country in any part of this world. Give us family values and a sense of responsibility to fight the crimes and drug abuse that are harming our youths and neighborhoods.
Give spiritual guidance and blessings to California state legislators who assemble in Sacramento. Bless this country and its people who live as Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and people of other faiths and no faiths. Our Lord, show us how to work for the common good of all humanity and give us the wisdom to maintain peace and tranquility for the people of this great nation. Let every homeless person in each city find home and a safe place to eat and sleep in our blessed nation, the United States of America. Amen.
There will never be peace among nations without peace among religions & There will never be peace among religions without dialogue among religionsRev. Huns Kung