Welcome To The Religion Network!
I'm Lisa Bowman, editor of The Religion Network, a multi-faith Web site. This site provides inspirational quotes through an
exploration of a new spiritual theme every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Religion network is offered with the
conviction that inspiration can be found in all spiritual faiths, and furthermore, that finding the commonalities
among the world's religions is more healing than pointing up their differences.
Religion as an institution is a precious gift, blessing individuals and uplifting communities. However you choose to
worship, I hope this site enhances your journey. If you'd like to know my story, click on biography.
ON TODAY'S SITE:
Book of Psalms, Hindu prayer, African proverbs, Martin Luther King
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There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city
of God, the holiest dwelling-place of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, at the approach of morning.
Nations were in tumult, kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
HaShem of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our high tower. Selah
Come, behold the works of HaShem, who hath made desolations in the earth.
He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; He breaketh the bow,
and cutteth the spear in sunder; He burneth the chariots in the fire.
'Let be, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.'
Tanakh (Jewish Publication society, 1917)
Oh God, lead us from the unreal to the Real. Oh God, lead us from darkness to
light. Oh God, lead us from death to immortality. Shanti, Shanti, Shanti unto
all. Oh Lord God almighty, may there be peace in celestial regions. May there
be peace on earth. May the waters be appeasing. May herbs be wholesome,
and may trees and plants bring peace to all. May all beneficent beings bring
peace to us. May the Vedic law propagate peace all through the world.
May all things be a source of peace to us. And may they peace itself,
bestow peace on all, and may that peace come to me also.
Hindu prayer for peace
Peace is costly, but it is worth the expense.
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
When two elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled.
The Last Word:
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
Martin Luther King 1929-1968
American Baptist Minister, Civil Rights leader