A Prayer for World Peace


A Prayer for World Peace

—by Ernest Holmes, 1950

I know there is but One Mind, which is the Mind of God,
in which all people live and move and have their being.

I know there is a divine pattern for humanity and within this pattern
there is infinite harmony and peace, cooperation, unity and mutual helpfulness.

I know that the mind of humankind, being one with the Mind of God,
shall discover the method, the way and the means best fitted
to permit the flow of divine love between individuals and nations.
Thus harmony, peace, cooperation, unity and mutual helpfulness
will be experienced by all.

I know there shall be a free interchange of ideas, of cultures,
of spiritual concepts, of ethics, of educational systems and scientific discoveries,
for all good belongs to all alike.

I know that, because Divine Mind has created us all,
we are bound together in one infinite and perfect unity.

In bringing about world peace, I know that all people and all nations
will remain individual but united for a common purpose
of promoting peace, happiness, harmony and prosperity.

I know that deep within every person, the divine pattern
of perfect peace is already implanted.

I now declare that in each person and in leaders of thought everywhere
this divine pattern moves into action and form,
to the end that all nations and all people shall live together
in peace, harmony and prosperity forever.

So it is now.