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SACRED TEXT

Text included in the Skywheel Satellite:

The following is a partial list of sacred text submissions we have received. Some entries are excerpts of longer submissions, and others are reproduced in their entirety. While the text used in the Skywheel Satellite will be written in its language of origin whenever possible, most text on this page is recorded in English

May peace prevail on Earth.
-- International Peace Prayer

Om Mani Padme Hum (the jewel in the lotus).
-- Tibetan Buddhist mantra

Beings are numberless, I vow to save them. Delusions are inexhaustible, I vow to end them.
Dharma-gates are boundless, I vow to enter them.
Buddha's Way is unsurpassable, I vow to become it.
-- Zen Buddhist Mantra

Behave with good character, take care of [your] wife, to take care of [your] children, you will see me no more, but I will abide with you and whatever you do to me will determine how orderly your life will be. May it be so.
-- excerpt from Invocation for Good Character, Yoruba praise song, Ifa tradition.

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done, On Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us Not into temptation, But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the Kingdom, And the power and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
-- Jesus of Nazareth

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
-- Book of Psalms 51:10

Heavenly Father, open our hearts to the silent presence of the spirit of your Son. Lead us into that mysterious silence where your love is revealed to all who call. Maranatha*...Come, Lord Jesus.
-- Fr. John Main OSB

He is one. He is Omkar, the supreme truth. He is creator, beyond fear, beyond rancor.
He is the timeless form. Never born, self- creating. He is attained by the Guru's Grace.
He was the truth before ages and as time ran its course.
Nanak says: Now is he truth eternal, and forever will he be.
-- The Mool Mantra: the first lines of the Japji Sahib Sikh Holy text (Translation by Osho)

Om sada sivaya vidmahe sahasraksaya dhimahe tanno sambho pracodayat om.
We meditate upon the Perfect, Full, Complete, Always Continuing,
Consciousness of Infinite Goodness; contemplate He Whose Thousand Eyes
see everywhere. May that Giver of Bliss grant us increase.
-- Shiva Dhyanam Prayer

We repent, O God most merciful, for all our sins; for every thought that was false or unjust or unclean;
for every word spoken that ought not to have been spoken; and for every deed done that ought not to have been done;
We repent for every deed and word and thought inspired by selfishness, and for every deed and word and thought inspired by hatred. We repent most specially for every lustful thought and every lustful action; or every lie; for all hypocrisy;
for every promise given but not fulfilled, and for all slander and backbiting.
Most specially also, we repent for every action that has brought ruin to others,
for every word and deed that has given others pain; and for every wish that pain should befall others.
In Your unbounded mercy, we ask you to forgive us, O God, for all these sins committed by us,
and to forgive us for our constant failures to think and speak and act according to Your will.
-- Prayer of Repentance, Meher Baba – 1951

We ask you, our Lord, the Granter of security, to bless us and our families, friends, neighbors, communities and the whole worlds with everlasting peace and security.
O' God! You are the Creator of heavens and earth and what is in them. You have created human beings male and female and made us nations and tribes so that we may know one another and live in harmony, and you told us that the best among us in Your Sight are the most pious.
O' our Loving God! Reconcile our hearts; remove from them hatred or grudges and instill in them the seeds of love and mercy for one another. Fill our hearts, O our Lord with love, mercy and compassion for everyone even our worst enemies.Ameen.
-- excerpt from Islamic Supplications, Imam Sameh Asal

Send Thy peace O Lord, which is perfect and everlasting, that our souls may radiate peace.
Send Thy peace O Lord, that we may think, act and speak harmoniously.
Send Thy peace O Lord, that we may be contented and thankful for Thy bountiful gifts.
Send Thy peace O Lord, that amidst our worldly strife, we may enjoy Thy bliss.
Send Thy peace O Lord, that we may endure all, tolerate all, in the thought of Thy grace and mercy.
Send Thy peace O Lord, that our lives may become a Divine vision and in Thy light, all darkness may vanish.
Send Thy peace O Lord, our Father and Mother, that we Thy children on Earth may all unite in one family.
-- Prayer for Peace on Earth, Hazrat Inayat Khan (Sufi) 

The heavens recount the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims His handiwork;
Day by day speech is expressed , and night by night knowledge is declared;
There is no speech and there are no words, neither is their voice heard.
Throughout the earth their line extends, and their words to the end of the world.
In them hath He set a tent for the sun,
which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
rejoicing as a strong man to run his course.
From one end of the heavens is its rising, and its circuit to the other ends of it;
and there is no escape from its heat.
--excerpt from Tehilim (Psalm 19)

Let the earth bless the Lord, Praise and exalt God above all forever!
Mountains and hills, bless the Lord, Everything growing from the earth, bless the Lord,
You springs, bless the Lord, Seas and rivers, bless the Lord,
You dolphins and all water creatures, bless the Lord,
All you birds of the air, bless the Lord,
All you beasts, wild and tame, bless the Lord, praise and exalt God above all forever.
-- Daniel 3:74-81

I will trust and be not afraid.
-- Isaiah

Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on the earth and lean to hear my feeble voice. You lived first, and you are older than all need, older than all prayer. All things belong to you- the two-legged, the four-legged, the wings of he air, and all green things that live.

You have set the powers of the four quarters of the earth to cross each other. You have made me cross the good road, and the road of difficulties, and where they cross, the place is holy. Day in, day out, forevermore, you are the life of things.
– Prayer by Black Elk, Oglala Sioux

If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities, there must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors, there must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart.
-- Prayer for Peace, Lao-Tse

We affirm that peace is an idea whose time has come.
We call upon humanity to stand united, responding to the need for peace.
We call upon each individual to create and foster a personal vision for peace.
We call upon each family to generate and nurture peace within the home.
We call upon each nation to encourage and support peace among its citizens.
We call upon each leader, be they in the private home, house of worship or place of labor, to be a living example of peace for only in this way can we expect peace to move across the face of the earth.
-- excerpt from the Universal Peace Covenant, School of Metaphysics

I circle around the boundaries of the Earth. I circle around the boundaries of the Earth.
Wearing my long-winged feathers as I fly. Wearing my long-winged feathers as I fly.
I circle around the boundaries of the Earth.
-- Excerpt from the Arapaho Ghost Dance.

From all that dwell below the skies, let songs of hope and faith arise;
Let peace on Earth be sung through every land, by every tongue.
-- Tallis' Canon