Since HCRP held its very first meeting on May 27, 1992 at Chaminade University of Honolulu, we celebrated the 25th Anniversary Celebration in 2017. We invited various religious organizations, interfaith dialogues, and spiritually committed individuals to our annual "Peace Prayer" gathering. Our prayer participants are below:
"Peace Prayer" Participants:
All Believers Network (Belnet)
Aloha Peace Project
Church of Perfect Liberty
Gedatsu Church of Hawai'i
Hawaiian Spirituality (Kanenuiakea)
Hawai'i Forgiveness Project
Rissho Kosei-kai of Hawai'i
The Interfaith Alliance Hawai'i (TIAH)
We recite the "Universal Prayer", which was created in 2004, at the beginning of our monthly meetings as well as the "Peace Prayer" event every year.
HCRP Universal Prayer
We pause in quiet reflection to offer this prayer for a peaceful world. In our individual and personal ways, we call upon the Holy One who sustains our lives and who inspires us to live with compassion and kindness and peace.
We ask for daily guidance in all of our personal relationships, in our work and play, and in our community involvement that we might model the possibilities of peace in everything we say and in everything we do.
We pray for wisdom and compassion within the hearts and minds of all world leaders who have the power and responsibility of making decisions that impact the presence of peace.
We pray for courage, dedication, and integrity within the spirits of all those who work for peace around the world.
We pray for all those who harbor thoughts and feelings of hatred, violence, and greed that their hearts and minds and souls will be transformed into Your likeness of compassion and kindness.
We are thankful for Your presence within our lives and ask for Your blessing as we try to live peaceful lives and seek ways for all people to live in harmony and peace.
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Hawai'i Conference of Religions for Peace (HCRP)