September 17, 2012
The annual United Nations International Day of Peace is being observed this year on Friday, September 21. Self-Realization Fellowship invites its members and friends to join us in spirit by spending a few minutes at noon, or any other time, and praying for peace and harmony throughout the world.
Following are the words of our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, which you may wish to focus on during this period of meditation and prayer:
“Let us pray in our hearts for a League of Souls and a United World. Though we may seem divided by race, creed, color, class, and political prejudices, still, as children of the one God we are able in our souls to feel brotherhood and world unity. May we work for the creation of a United World in which every nation will be a useful part, guided by God through man’s enlightened conscience. In our hearts we can all learn to be free from hate and selfishness. Let us pray for harmony among the nations, that they march hand in hand through the gate of a fair new civilization.”