May We Be Channels of Peace

‘May We Be Channels Of Peace’

Words and Image © 2017 By Shiloh Moore


May we be channels of Peace


Where there is pain and suffering

May we be present, and hold space for those in need


Where there is fear

May love and hope appear


Where there is ignorance

Help us communicate, educate, and understand


Where there are lies

May truth set us free


Bind us together in our love for humanity

Bring us strength, perseverance, courage and hope


We cannot stop hatred…

But we can love.



May we be channels of Peace


I woke the other morning humming the tune to ‘Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace.’  I was inspired by this prayer of St Francis of Assisi, to write a poem for our times.


I then drew this image of a peace vigil, featuring a sign saying ‘hope’ near a girl in a wheelchair, a black mother and baby, and a christian woman, a sign saying ‘Love’ in rainbow colours (for LGBTQ equaity) near two lovers, and a man in a suit, next to a Muslim couple holding a sign saying ‘Peace.’  They are all holding candles of light at a peace vigil.

May we be channels of peace.

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