Stand at a window, looking out, preferably a window facing East — the place of sunrise, of hope.

Send Peace to your loved ones

Place your hands over your heart. Move your attention toward your inner being. Slowly move further inward until you reach that place deep inside of you where abiding Peace dwells.

Now allow your attention to move toward your loved ones. Recall their presence in your life. Then open your hands and extend them outward, palms up. Send forth Peace from your heart to those you love, especially those who might not be at peace with themselves or others on this day.

Send Peace to those affected by the September 11th AttacksPlace your hands again over your heart. Move your attention toward your inner being. Slowly move further inward until you reach that place deep inside of you where abiding Peace dwells. Bring to mind those whose dear ones died in the September 11th terrorist attacks, and all who gave assistance to those affected by the attacks. Open your hands and extend them outward, palms up. Send forth the deep Peace in the center of your being to all these persons.

Send Peace to the Suffering Ones of the WorldPlace your hands again over your heart. Move your attention toward your inner being. Slowly move further inward until you reach that place deep inside of you where abiding Peace dwells. Bring to mind the suffering ones of our world, especially those who live in fear of being harmed in any way. Open your hands and extend them outward, palms up. Send forth the deep Peace in the center of your being to these suffering ones.

Send Peace to Those Who Consider You Their EnemyPlace your hands again over your heart. Move your attention toward your inner being. Slowly move further inward until you reach that place deep inside of you where abiding Peace dwells. Bring to mind those known or unknown who consider you an enemy. Open your hands and extend them outward, palms up. With as much true intention as will arise within you, send forth the deep Peace in the center of your being to those who consider you their enemy.

Concluding prayer
(taken from Fragments of Your Ancient Name by Joyce Rupp)

Peace Bringer, come to all hearts at war.
Move them to lay down their weapons,
To cast aside bitterness and resentment.
Bring your peace to hardhearted ones.
Lessen the grip of those who desire revenge.
May your peace release whatever binds
And free all those held captive by hostility.

Joyce Rupp