A Prayer for Today

This evergreen prayer for peace and unity, spoken by astronaut Frank Borman in 1968 while orbiting the moon, still holds true to this day.

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- Posted on Nov 9, 2020

Group of people around the world.

As editor of 60 Days of Prayer Magazine, I am always on the look-out for uplifting prayers to feature each month.  While in the Guideposts archive, I came across this beautiful prayer with historical significance.  Over fifty years ago, as astronaut Frank Borman soared around the moon in Apollo 8, he spoke these words which were transmitted to earth and heard by millions around the globe on Christmas Eve, 1968. Its sentiment still holds true today. May we pray for peace and unity on earth.

Give us, o God, the vision
which can see Thy love
in the world
in spite of human failure.

Give us the faith
to trust Thy goodness
in spite of our ignorance
and weakness.

Give us the knowledge
that we may continue to pray
with understanding hearts

And show us what each one of us
can do to set forward
the coming of the day
of universal peace.
 

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