Prayer for the Peace of the World

Hazrat Inayat Khan

Passages for Meditation

O Thou, the Almighty Sun,
Whose light cleareth away all clouds,
We take refuge in Thee,
King of men, God of all deities,
Lord of all angels.

We pray Thee
Dispel the mists of illusion
From the hearts of the nations
And lift their lives
By Thy all-sufficient power.

Pour upon them
Thy limitless love
Thy everlasting life
Thy heavenly joy
And Thy perfect peace.

Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882-1927) was the Indian-born founder of the Sufi Order International. This passage is published in Easwaran’s spiritual anthologies, “God Makes the Rivers to Flow” and “Timeless Wisdom.” The audio recording is by Eknath Easwaran’s wife, Christine Easwaran.