It has become of great interest to many people how our prayer came into being and how the words were formulated.
In 1994 there was a gathering of Trustees at the home of Baroness Edmee di Pauli and everyone present contributed a word or several until the prayer took shape. The Trustees included of course Baroness Edmee di Pauli, Dorothy Forster (Reviver of the Silent Minute), Lillian Carpenter (the Dean of Westminster's wife), Cynthia Pilkington and Ivy Smith. The Patrons at the time, Princess Helena of Moutifian, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Edward Tudor Pole and BK Dadi Janki, liked the sentiment of the prayer.
The Patrons at the time, Princess Helena of Moutifian, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Edward Tudor Pole and BK Dadi Janki, liked the sentiment of the prayer.
There were many other gatherings promoting the prayer to bring greater awareness for peace. One such gathering was held at St James's Church, Picadilly, London. Tony Benn spoke at this event and greatly inspired those present. Tony Benn and Dorothy Forster presented a vast scroll to10 Downing Street. This scroll included the names of many people believing in the prayer for World Peace.
There are still wars and conflicts between nations and communities all over the earth. We know from the past how important prayer is but let us think about the future with positive thoughts.
All things relate to our thoughts, world thought creates a universal energy that is either positive or negative. If we create a moment of prayer with positive thought, we can make changes because we become a world network of Light by our collective power of positive thinking and prayer.
Peace is not just the absence of war – it is a love and tenderness for all human beings, for the creatures of the earth and for the earth itself, which is, too a living entity. Our positive thoughts create a positive world. True peace can only be experienced in the hearts and minds of each individual who, in turn, make up communities and nations. As each of us develops and maintains the blissful state of Inner Peace, we will naturally act and react more positively. Thus the good effect spreads.