Let Us Pray…

Prayer is our opening to the embrace by the Holy One. When we pray, we open our hearts & hands to the sacred mystery who continually creates, redeems, & transforms us. Whether we are asking for our needs, or expressing our gratitude, or simply being present we are praying. And as we pray we become more vulnerable and more fully our real selves.

Below are several written prayers, some for special occasions, some to request God’s blessing, some to share our pain, some to ask for forgiveness, some to give praise, and some to express our gratitude. Let us pray for and with one another as we bring our needs and hopes into God’s presence and open ourselves to God’s embrace.

The Koran by Dave Rutt / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Islamic Prayers for Peace

Oh God, You are peace. From you comes peace, To you returns peace. Revive us with a salutation of peace, And lead us to your abode of peace. – Prophet Muhammad اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ السَّلَامُ وَمِنْكَ السَّلَامُ تَبَارَكْتَ ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَالْإِكْرَامِ O Allah, you are Peace and from you is peace....
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For Global Solidarity

A prayer that acknowledges that the one God is known by many different names in all the cultures and religious faiths of the world. It asks that we may learn from each other to know more fully the richness of God and prays that all may be one....

Climate Prayer

Creator God, we give thanks for the gift of creation. We give thanks for its beauty and the joy the beauty brings us. We give thanks for light that shines in the darkness, for the stars and the sun, for the air we breathe and the plants and animals that...

For Victims of Violence

Loving God, Welcome into your arms the victims of violence and terrorism. Comfort their families and all who grieve for them. Help us in our fear and uncertainty, And bless us with the knowledge that we are secure in your love. Strengthen all those who work for peace, And may...

In Time of Violence

With great sadness of heart, we hold in prayer all those killed and wounded in the horrific mass shootings that have become such a tragically standard part of American life.  We pray for their families and loved ones and for all those whose grieving will be unbearably painful for so...