What your prayers can do for peace

Libby Hoffman

Pick up any newspaper today and the headlines tell a pretty grim story: election controversy, political assassination, war. The world seems rife with conflict. Many people may even be asking themselves—is peace possible? Is conflict the only path to resolution?

It may sound surprising, but according to Libby Hoffman, Founder of Catalyst for Peace, war doesn’t bring peace. Peacemaking, she says, is experiencing God’s omnipresence. And cultivating a consciousness of God’s presence in our individual lives, ripples out to touch others, including those in countries that are struggling with war. Such prayer is based on universal, spiritual laws that govern all nations, cultures, and individuals.

Libby answers questions from listeners about how to pray for justice, break through superstitious beliefs, and engage in peacemaking wherever we are. As she points out, it’s important to take the peace of our prayer and live it in the world. Honoring the qualities of a peaceful society like honesty, mercy, and love makes us a powerful force for good.

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