Prayer for peace

The Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love,
Where there is injury, pardon,
Where there is doubt, faith,
Where there is despair, hope,
Where there is darkness, light,
where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

1- Prayer for peace:

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.

2- Religous song of peace:(harder to translate)

May He who makes peace in Heaven make peace on us and on all of Israel (newer versions read all the world).

3- Shir HaShalom- this was the song PM Rabbin sang before being assasinated.

Even though the sun may rise,
no matter where or when,
Even prayer that death defies
can't bring us back again.
He whose candle was snuffed out
and came home in a sack
Neither bitter cry nor shout
can ever bring him back.
No one can revive the dead
that fell amid the strife.
No, neither songs of joy nor songs of victory
can bring us back to life.
Just sing a song of peace, of shalom,
and let it rend the air!
Better to sing a song of shalom
than murmuring a prayer.

Even though the sun may shine
and pierce the dark at dawn,
Don't look back! What's left behind
is buried, dead and gone.
Lift your eyes with hope once more.
Don't aim. Look up above.
Do not sing a song of war,
but sing a song of love.
Do not say, "It's just a dream
that we won't live to see."
It's not a dream. It's peace that we must work for now
'Til it's reality.
Just sing a song of peace, of shalom,
and let it rend the air!
Better to sing a song of shalom
than murmuring a prayer.

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