Prayer for Peace
by St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy 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; 
and 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, 
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. 

Amen. 




SOWING SEEDS OF PEACE
by Michael Teal, Hamilton, Ont. Canada

I am a global gardener Sowing seeds of peace
My love of humanity inspires and nourishes me
We must embrace our sacredness we must be ambassadors of light We must respect the earth

We must savor every breath we must invoke self awareness we must manifest the life we desire
I am a global gardener sowing seeds of peace
My love of humanity inspires and nourishes me

I bless the heart of the world I seek to foster greater harmony I live life in a conscious way I seek the path to belonging I believe in the power of community I honor and celebrate life

I am a global gardener sowing seeds of peace
My love of humanity inspires and nourishes me
You are heaped with blessings you are touched by genius
You are a vessel of expression you are aligned with a higher goal you are a student of truth
You are gentleness and love

I am a global gardener sowing seeds of peace
My love of humanity inspires and nourishes me
To survive we must all see the peace within us all and seek to cultivate a lifetime of joy while creating environments which serve the betterment of humankind. 
To survive we must transcend the ordinary while exploring diverse worlds and recognizing the sacredness in each and every one of us. To survive we must listen to whisperings of our souls while generating joy and harmony. To survive we must acknowledge 
the limitless enrichment of the human spirit while embracing truth and inspiring joy.

I am peace, I am freedom, I am Human, and I am Sacred you are peace, You are freedom, You are human, You are sacred we are peace, We are freedom, We are human, We are sacred

I am a global gardener sowing seeds of peace
My love of humanity inspires and nourishes me
Let us all be gardeners that this may be a world where peace blossoms and freedom is in abundance.

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John Denver, Annie's Song