Prayer for Friday

In the final analysis,
the questions of why bad things happen to good people
transmutes itself into some very different questions,
no longer asking why something happened,
but asking how we will respond,
what we intend to do now that it happened.
~ Rabbi Harold Kushner

Wae Wae Non Ne Mot [Menominee Version of the 23rd Psalm]

The Creator above is the Great Spirit and the Great Mystery, His gifts are plentiful therefore you want not. He holds out a branch of love and protection and He draws you to where the ground is undisturbed, where the air is pure and the water is clear and clean enough to give life.

You walk, you breathe, you feed, for you are pleasured. The times when your heart is weak, your circle is out of balance, He lifts you up again and draws you to the good Menominee road, for He is strength and wisdom.

(Menominee Tribe; Source: Native American Prayers)

This Week’s Affirmation:

” I am responsible for my own attitude.”

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

 

Prayer for Monday

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

(Bible [KJV] – Psalm 23)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“Forgiving makes me feel light and free.”

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

A Prayer for Monday

The Good Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

(Bible [KJV] – Psalm 23)

Lord, we thank you for the goodness you give us every day. We thank you for the abundance of your creation. We thank you for your peace and mercy. Be in our hearts today and lift up our spirits.

Lord, we ask for blessing and healing for these Brothers and Sisters: Tim, Steve, Ammar, Scott, John, Mark, Todd, Jay, David, Derrick, Tina and her baby, Herman and Betty, and any others known to us…

May you walk in the light of the Lord. Amen.