Here is where that information gets interesting: Last week, when the Israelis and Palestinians entered the latest phase of their war in Gaza, this blog got a huge number of hits from people looking for the "Jewish prayer for peace" that we did during our Day of of Prayers for Peace in December.
And here is where it gets more interesting: That same Jewish prayer was found by someone searching for it in India and, on the same day, by someone else searching for it in Pakistan. I would like to think it was a Muslim and a Hindu searching for peace through prayer, and maybe they found common ground in a tradition not their own.
Prayers are powerful, and prayers spread from people to people, across the boundaries of hate and violence. And that gives me hope, and fills me with gratitude for all those who participated in the Day of Prayers for Peace (all of the prayers from that day are posted HERE).
Here again is the Jewish prayer:
Jewish Prayer for Peace
Gates of Prayer (Reformed Jewish), p. 695