A Prayer for Peace



O Prince of Peace…

May the word inscribed in silver

on my worn left-hand ring finger

roar in lands of war and conflict

crying mercy for all

Salaam…deep peace


May the Winds of sacred Spirit

set aloft the wings of wisdom

ring the bells and chimes of freedom

singing justice for all

Salaam…deep peace


May the Rivers of Compassion

cool the fires and flames of passion

wash away the stains of violence

wishing comfort for all

Salaam…deep peace


May the Light of sacred Silence

transform dark retaliation

into reconciliation

bringing new life to all

Salaam…deep peace


May it be so.

(7 September 2013…for the dear people of Syria…and all who live in the midst of violent conflict)



To see more of Brian’s writing, check out the Brian Marsh main page here at Make it Missoula. And for even more, check out his personal blog, Apocalypso Now.


i’m a wanderer and a wonderer. a percussive and paradoxical pastor who exists happily (and hope-full-y) at the intersection of doubt and faith. journeying with my unique and special family (my wife, Kirsten, and sons, Ian and Trevor) whilst temporarily splitting my time between two unique and beautiful places (Missoula, Montana and Ukiah, California). restless and lazy, usually amazed, always in process, i’m continually surprised and usually delighted at discovering the extraordinary in the ordinary, the ‘sacred’ in the ‘secular’, the shafts of light that sneak into the shrouds of darkness. i drum decently, surf poorly, love multicultural food, music, and community, and living in the ‘Zoo.



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