In honor of world peace

September 21, 2019, is World Peace Day. Now more than ever, we need peace. We live in a world of strife, conflict and cruelty. We see dueling ideologies play out on the world stage.

Today, let us focus our attention on peace with one another and with ourselves. Peace brings with it a quiet, comforting energy from which we can all benefit.

To honor the day, here is a beautiful Celtic prayer/blessing for your consideration. May there be peace with you.

This traditional Gaelic blessing is both meditation and prayer to me. The cadence and rhythm of the words moves me into a place of stillness and expansiveness.

In our conflicted world, may I offer you this bouquet of soulful words.

Deep peace, deep peace of the running wave to you;
Deep peace of the flowing air to you;
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you;
Deep peace of the shining stars to you;
Deep peace of the gentle night to you;
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you.
Deep peace to you.
Deep peace to you.

—Traditional Gaelic Blessing

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3 Responses to In honor of world peace

  1. Adele Ryan McDowell September 28, 2019 at 5:35 pm #

    Thank you so much, Sandra! ?

  2. Sandra Johnson September 21, 2019 at 3:42 pm #

    Thank you for that prayer. We often sang that in our church as the final blessing before ending the service. John Rutter has written a beautiful arrangement.

  3. Na'ama Yehuda September 20, 2019 at 4:40 pm #

    Same to you, dear Adele. Same to you.
    XOXO Na’ama