LET THERE BE PEACE: PRAYERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD- Jeremy Brooks

Yesterday I reviewed FAITH, a terrific photo essay by The Global Children's Fund. I loved how the book emphasized the similarities, and not the differences in world religions. Certainly, one of those similarities is that we all pray, and more specifically, that we all pray for peace. In LET THERE BE PEACE, Jeremy Brooks has collected prayers of peace from all over the world. Here are a couple that I especially loved:

Goodness is stronger than evil,
Love is stronger than hate,
Light is stronger than darkness
victory is ours through him who loves us.
Father Desmond Tutu


Lead us from death to life,
from falsehood to truth,
from despair to hope,
from fear to trust,
Lead us from hate to love,
from war to peace,
Let peace fill our hearts, our world, our universe--
peace, peace, peace.
Satish Kumar, a Jain Monk

The gentle, colorful illustrations of people from all over the world,
contribute to the peaceful feeling of this book.