Lead me from death to life,
from falsehood to truth;
lead me from despair to hope,
from falsehood to trust;
lead me from hate to love,
from war to peace.
Let peace fill our heart,
our world, our universe.
Notes on this prayer:
Mother Theresa first used this prayer publicly in St James's Church, Piccadilly, London in July 1981.
It is known as the 'Universal Prayer for Peace'
Its origin is Hindu and is adapted to be suitable for people of all faiths.
In this form it is published in the New Zealand Prayer Book p. 164.
See Bosco Peter's prayer reflection here.
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