Wisdom Within the World’s Spirituality

Aug 9, 2023

On Friday, we will welcome “The Wisdom and Practice of Prayer Within the World’s Spiritual Traditions” retreat, presented by the beloved Gordon Creamer. We can learn so much about our own faith by exploring the various practices of other faiths and Gordon has a gift for incorporating these insights into Christian prayer. If you’d like to learn more about the retreat, please click here. So, today, we offer a few spiritual quotes and a prayer to unite all faiths for peace in the world. Join us.

“Prayer is the song of the heart. It reaches the ear of God even if it is mingled with the cry and tumult of a thousand men.”prayer, interfaith
– Kahlil Gibran

“Prayer is not an old woman’s amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“There is variation in our prayer because we look toward God from different vantage points. Our situation changes; we develop and are subjected to a range of external factors. Our situation can also change because we deliberately choose to seek further into the mystery of God.”
– Michael Casey

“Prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.”
-Teresa of Avila

Eternal God, Creator of the universe, there is no God but You.
Great and wonderful are Your works, wondrous are your ways.
Thank You for the many splendored-variety of Your creation.
Thank You for the many ways we affirm Your presence and purpose,
and the freedom to do so.
Forgive our violation of Your creation.
Forgive our violence toward each other.
We stand in awe and gratitude for Your persistent love
for each and all of Your children:
Christian, Jew, Muslim,
as well as those with other faiths.
Grant to all and our leaders attributes of the strong;
mutual respect in words and deed,
restraint in the exercise of power, and
the will for peace with justice, for all.
Eternal God, Creator of the universe, there is no God but You.