Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Let's all Pray for Peace
In my Etsy Store, one of my listings is a Peace Dove that I make from glass. This little dove is traveling around the world now. As she does, people are reminded to stop and pray for peace.
I belong to a group called the World Peace Prayer Team. When a dove, or whatever another team member is offering, is sold, we notify the leader of the group, and everyone stops and prays for peace.
Essentially, this dove is given for free. There is a price tag of 20 cents because Etsy says that we must charge for everything we sell. I do charge postage for this dove. I have two doves to take to the post office in the morning. One is traveling to Australia, and the other one is traveling to Canada.
It is my sincere hope, that in offering these doves, more and more prayers will fly to heaven for peace in our very troubled world. Even if you don't need a dove as a reminder, please stop during your busy day and offer a small prayer for peace. This is the prayer I have listed in my shop. It is the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
Lord, may I not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
Because it is in giving that we receive,
in pardoning that we are pardoned.