I PRAY FOR PEACE IN THE MINDS AND HEARTS OF ALL BEINGS.
World peace begins with me. Before I pray for peace in the world, I first center myself and align my mind and heart with the presence of God. Like a still, placid lake, this peaceful presence rests quietly and is available whenever I need it. As I ease in, my mind becomes quiet, my body stills, and I feel a deep sense of peace. I breathe in deeply, melting the tension in my body and dissolving the worries in my mind.
From this calm place, I imagine the hearts and minds of all people reflecting the same way, shimmering like sunlight on the water’s surface. I visualize this peace shining out from each individual and spreading throughout the world, softening all hearts. I affirm peace within, and peace increases in the world.
Let them turn away from evil and do good; let them seek peace and pursue it.—1 Peter 3:11