In 2000, author and philosopher Ilchi Lee was invited to speak at the opening ceremony of the United Nations’ Millennium World Peace Summit. There, at the General Assemby Hall, Lee gave his prayer of peace for the first time. Since this original reading, the prayer of peace has been translated into 16 languages.
The prayer of peace is still powerful today, with many using it as a message to God indicating that what humans desire is a common bond. The prayer wishes for a world, free from war, racism, sexism and hatred.
Ilchi Lee believes that by casting aside loyalty to a singular nation or region in favor of becoming a citizen of the planet, all humans can become Earth citizens who appreciate and love one another regardless of where they come from. In achieving united nations, we are one step closer to world peace.
When Ilchi Lee read his prayer to the United Nations, he was spreading a message of unity and love to some of the most powerful people on the planet. In doing this, he was reaching the ears of individuals all over the world.