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A Prayer for Peace

by Yehudis Golshevsky
A Prayer for Peace


Rebbe Nachman of Breslov taught…


“When there is true peace down below,
within the individual,
there is peace on high—in G-d’s heaven above.
And when there is peace on high,
abundance and mercy fills the world below.”

(Likutei Moharan I:39)


What does this mean to me?

In this lesson, Rebbe Nachman describes the catalyzing effect that making efforts to change ourselves can have in the world. We are used to thinking that, if you want to make great changes, you have to convince a lot of people of some big idea. But here we learn that if we want to make the world a better place, we have to first learn to overcome our own worst tendencies. The little miracle of a human being overriding his lowest impulse may not be known to anyone but myself and my Creator…but it has an effect above, and a corresponding effect below. “He who makes peace in His heavens will make peace upon us…”


A prayer:


Have mercy, dear G-d.
Draw Your peace into the world
and let it spread
among all Your people.
Take away all forms of conflict,
for You know how much evil and sorrow it creates.
Show us Your compassion
and cool Your anger.
Send me and all of Israel
Love, life and peace, always.

(From Between Me and You, p. 36)

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Irvin M. Wise October 31, 2016 - 8:15 pm

In what year was Rabbi Nachman’s Prayer for Peace written.
Thank you.
Kol tuv.
Rabbi Irvin Wise

yehudis golshevsky November 1, 2016 - 4:32 am

The prayers that were published in “Between Me and You” are adaptations from Reb Nosson of Breslov’s Likutei Tefillot, originally printed in 1827. The prayers are based on teachings of Rebbe Nachman.

shlomo November 22, 2016 - 11:06 am

i just recently lost my father and all i want is peace inside and outside enough war only peace please pray that shlomo pinchas ben leah hiyah should have inner peace and no more hatred in the world and mashiach now!

Yehudis Golshevsky November 22, 2016 - 2:47 pm

Shlomo Pinchas ben Leah Hiyah, may Hashem fill you with a calm and easy spirit, so that you feel peace within yourself.
All the best,


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