Prayer for Thursday

Where there is love there is life.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Creator of the world,
Help us love one another,
Help us care for one another
As sister or as brother.

May friendship grow
From nation to nation.
Bring peace to our world
Dear Lord of Creation.

(Source: Inspirational Words of Wisdom)

“You don’t have to go looking for love when it’s where you come from.”
~ Werner Erhard

Today’s Affirmation:

“I see each part of my life as a lesson.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

Prayer for Wednesday

Talk doesn’t cook rice.” ~ Chinese proverb

Our Father, who art in heaven, we recognize:

That Thou art–art all holy and loving and merciful, and that we are the children of Thy care, and not the subservient, sinful and depraved creatures that our false teachers would have us believe.

That we are the greatest of Thy creations and the most wonderful of all Thy handiwork’s, and that we are the objects of Thy great Soul’s love and tenderest care.

That Thy will is that we become at one with Thee and partake of Thy great love which Thou hast bestowed upon us through Thy mercy and desire that we become, in truth, Thy children–and not through the sacrifice and death of any one of Thy creatures, even though the world thinks that one Thy equal and a part of Thy godhead.

That Thou will open up our souls to the inflowing of Thy love, and that then will come Thy Holy Spirit to bring into our souls, this, Thy love in great abundance until our souls may be transformed into the very essence of Thyself; and that there may come to us faith–such faith as will cause us to realize that we are truly Thy children and that we are one with Thee in very substance and not in image only.

Let us have such faith as will cause us to know that Thou art our Father and the bestower of every good and perfect gift, and that only we, ourselves, can prevent Thy love changing us from the mortal to the immortal.

Let us never cease to realize that Thy love is waiting for each and all of us, and that when we come to Thee with faith and earnest aspirations, Thy love will never be withheld from us.

Keep us in the shadow of Thy love every hour and moment of our lives, and help us to overcome all temptations of the flesh and the influence of the powers of the evil ones who so constantly surround us and endeavor to turn our thoughts away from Thee to the pleasures and allurements of this world.

We thank Thee for Thy love and for the possibility of receiving it, and believe that Thou art our Father–the loving Father Who smiles upon us in our weakness, and is always ready to help us and take us to Thy arms of love.

We pray thus with all the earnestness and longings of our soul, and trusting in Thy love give Thee all the glory and honor and love that our finite souls can give.

Amen

(Source: Divine Love Prayers)

“Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.”
~ Barbara de Angelis

Today’s Affirmation:

“Everywhere I go, I find love. Life is joyous.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

Prayer for Tuesday

To master love, you have to practice love. The art of relationship is a whole mastery, and the only way to reach mastery is with practice. To master a relationship is, therefore, about action; it is not about attaining knowledge.
~ don Miguel Ruiz

May we love ever more.
May we motivate ourselves to committed love in Action.
May we motivate ourselves to live the life we wish to see in the world.
May we be the transformation we wish to see in the world.
From the inside out . . .
From the roots branching upwards . . .
From the heart to thought to word to action.
Through life’s trials and hardships we can arise beautiful and free
(Julia Butterfly Hill)

“Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.”
~ Leo Buscaglia

Today’s Affirmation:

“I will appreciate and be patient with myself.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

Prayer for Monday

“To love someone deeply gives you strength.
Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.”

~ Lao Tzu

Father God, I come into your presence so aware of my human frailty and yet overwhelmed by your love for me. I thank you that there is no human experience that I might walk through where your love cannot reach me. If I climb the highest mountain you are there and yet if I find myself in the darkest valley of my life, you are there. Teach me today to love you more. Help me to rest in that love that asks nothing more than the simple trusting heart of a child.
Amen
(Source: beliefnet)

God in heaven hear my prayer,
keep me in thy loving care.
Be my guide in all I do,
Bless all those who love me too.
Amen.
~ Traditional

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”   ~ Helen Keller

Today’s Affirmation:

“I am the embodiment of love.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

Prayer for Sunday

I fully accept the depths of your broken human condition. You may not be able to fully accept your condition, but I can accept it. All of it. All your brokenness and weakness and limitation. The lowest point. The bottom. I accept you totally and unconditionally. Why? Because I love you. My love for you will never end. You cannot make me stop loving you. Nothing you do will make my love cease. I want my total acceptance of you to give hope to you and to all who seem totally hopeless.
~ Your Higher Power (sometimes known as God, Allah, Universal Power, Brahma, Krishna, Cosmic Consciousness and many other names)

Dear Lord, help me remember
That in caring and giving
Without expectation of getting
Loving unconditionally
I preserve my inner sense of
Peace and happiness.
(Susan Helene Kramer, Source: BellaOnline)

O Thou who art the Way, the Truth, and the Life,
we lift our hearts to Thee.

Guide us in the Way this day, enlighten us with the Truth,
and grant us the more abundant Life which Thou alone canst give.

This we ask, not that we may selfishly get good or glory for ourselves,
but that we may do good unto others and so glorify Thy name.

(Howard Grose)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I am never alone. God is always with me.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

Prayer for Saturday

May the One Who blessed our ancestors be present to those who provide help for the ill and troubled among us. May they be filled with the fortitude and courage, endowed with sympathy and compassion, as they give strength to those at their side. May they fight against despair, and continue to find within themselves the will to reach out to those in need. And in their love of others, may they know the blessing of community, and the blessing of renewed faith.

(Source: Holistic-online.com, Submitted By: S. Kay)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I take charge of my life.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

Prayer for Monday (St. Benedict of Norcia)

If men only understood
That their hatred and resentment
Slays their peace and sweet contentment,
Hurts themselves, helps not another,
Does not cheer one lonely brother,
They would seek the better doing
Of good deeds which leaves no rueing -
If they only understood.

~James Allen, Morning and Evening Thoughts

Father in Heaven who lovest all,
O help Thy children when they call;
That they may build from age to age
An undefiled heritage.

Teach us to rule ourselves alway;
Controlled and cleanly night and day;
That we may bring, if need arise,
No maimed or worthless sacrifice.

Teach us the strength that cannot seek,
By deed or thought, to hurt the weak:
That, under Thee, we may possess
Man’s strength to comfort man’s distress.

Teach us delight in simple things,
And mirth that has no bitter springs;
Forgiveness free of evil done,
And Love to all men ‘neath the sun!

(Rudyard Kipling [1865-1936])

Today’s Affirmation:

“I love myself and everybody else and in return everybody loves me.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)