Prayer for Peace
Prayer for Love
Some time ago a reader, Debra, shared with me the wonderful prayer of Saint Francis which reflects the desire of those of us who wish all hearts everywhere to be filled with peace and love. During this season where we recognize Jesus Christ who was a great example of love and forgiveness, I thought it would be a great time to share this payer with all of you as well.
An interesting aspect of yoga practice, which I always enjoyed, was the extra 1 minute we would add to various exercises and sets, and devote that effort to others. This aspect was a reminder that we not only practice for our wellbeing, but that our practice is ultimately aimed at uplifting and healing the world around us as well.
Also, there is a technique which is dedicated to the expression of such love and sacrifice and it is called Jesus Pose. A picture of that pose is below and you can get more details on it in the following article: Jesus Pose for Love and Sacrifice. This exercise is great for including into your practice as well, especially towards the end of sets, to build your inner strength and retain the attitude of love and forgiveness.
Jesus Pose for Love and Sacrifice
The Prayer of Saint Francis will be added to our collection of prayers, mantras and chants which is available to you at the following link – Free Online Mantra MP3 Downloads. There you will find many more prayers and chants to express your feelings of love and devotion for the world.
Other prayers you might also enjoy, which are dedicated to promoting peace and love in the world are…
Prayer of Saint Francis
Prayer for Peace and Love
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred- let me sow love.
Where there is injury- pardon.
Where there is discord- harmony.
Where there is despair- hope,
Where there is darkness- light.
Where there is sadness – joy.
Oh Divine Master, grant that I may not seek so much 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 into eternal life.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy and peaceful new year. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om.