You are father of the world,….

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul.
~ Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi

Prayers of praise and adoration are found in almost every religious tradition. They are said, chanted, or sung to extol the love, compassion, greatness, and/or power of God.

You are father of the world, of animate and inanimate things;
its venerable teacher, most worthy of worship, without equal.
Where in all three worlds is another to match your extraordinary power?

I bow to you, I prostrate my body,
I beg you to be gracious worshipful Lord;
as a father to a son, a friend to a friend,
a lover to a beloved,
O Lord, be merciful and tolerant.

(Bhagavad Gita 11:43-44)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“Each day I am getting better and better.”

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

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Prayer for Friday

Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self.
~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Be humble, be harmless,
Have no pretension,
Be upright, forbearing;
Serve your teacher in true obedience,
Keeping the mind and body in cleanness,
Tranquil, steadfast, master of ego,
Standing apart from the things of the senses,
Free from self;
Aware of the weakness in mortal nature.

(Bhagavad Gita 13.7-8)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I give freely without expecting a reward.”

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

Prayer for Thursday

The light that lives in the sun,
Lighting all the world,
The light of the moon,
The light that is in fire:
Know that light to be mine.

My energy enters the earth,
Sustaining all that lives:
I become the moon,
Giver of water and sap,
To feed the plants and the trees.

Flame of life in all,
I consume the many foods,
Turning them into strength
That upholds the body.

I am in all hearts,
I give and take away
Knowledge and memory:
I am all that the Vedas tell,
I am the teacher,
The knower of Vedanta.

(Bhagavad-Gita, Ch. XV, “Devotion to the Supreme Spirit”)

Today’s Affirmation:

“As I trust my intuitive feelings and act on them
I feel powerful and alive”

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