Prayer for Daily Vigil

Here is the slightly revised version of the Universal Prayer for Peace. We have added ‘one ability to respond’ and the word ‘powerful’ recently. If you feel that there is a group attending the vigil experiencing a lot of pain and grief, you may want to start with the following lines:

one heart

one heart-breaking horror
one suffering
one potential for total destruction

one potential
for limitless, exquisite, joyous beauty
in endless forms of expression

one responsibility
one ability to respond

as one

Follow your intuition if you rather want to just recite the original prayer:

A Universal Prayer for Peace

one inexplicable universe
one starlit endless sky

one green and blue planet amongst countless others
one profound mystery
as one you dance
as one you dance

as one deep, vast ocean all around
as one body of earth and rock and fire and bones and flesh and hair
one air one water one wind one breath one sun one moon
one sound
one silence
one intricate and incomprehensible web of particles and waves
and atoms and cells and empty space
one gravity
one light
one day one night

one inexplicable universe
one magnificent and magical organism of aliveness
in forever changing forms of wondrousness
one love
one heart
one true happiness shining in all eyes

as one you dance
as one you dance

the one pain of all the horrors
the one pain of all the fake divisions
the one pain of all ideas of “I” and “me” and “mine”
one pain of all the “I am good” and “you are bad” perceptions
one pain of all the fears of the so-called other
one pain of all the love-destructive forces
one pain of all the unnecessary sufferings

as one you dance as one
as one responsibility
as one ability to respond
as one heart
as one love one love one love
as one colorful and powerful and bright and shining humanity