Prayer for Monday

Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.
Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
so that sinners will turn back to you.
Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
you who are God my Savior,
and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
Open my lips, Lord,
and my mouth will declare your praise.
You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart
you, God, will not despise.

(Bible – Psalm 51:9-17 [NIV 2000])

Prayer for Sunday

God, you have set us free
Not free to do what we please
But free to love you with our whole heart gladly
Free to love our neighbors as we do ourselves.
God, we need to know your freedom
Free us from our selfishness
Free us from our indifference to the plight of the poor
Free us to love and serve you with all our being.
God, we want to live in your freedom
Free us to show compassion to all who are cast by the wayside
Free us to share generously so that others will not hunger or lack provision
Free us to live in love and mutual care.
God, you call us to freedom
Freedom to love you with our hearts and souls and minds
Freedom to love our neighbors as ourselves
God, may we enter the freedom of your kingdom today.

Let God’s compassion bloom in us
Let God’s righteousness bear fruit
Let God’s generosity be harvested
May God’s life be born afresh in us
May God’s light shine in hidden places
May God’s love take root and grow
Amen

Excerpt from “A Litany for the Brokenness of Hunger”
Taken from A Journey Into Wholeness (Lenten Guide 2009)
by Christine Sine

The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Lord’s Spirit is, there is freedom.
(Bible – 2 Corinthians 3:17 [CEB])

“…you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
(Jesus, from John 8:32 [NKJV])

Prayer for Saturday

O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?

Yet you have made him a little lower than the angels
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

(Bible – Psalm 8 [ESV])

Prayer for Friday

As Salaam Alaykum
As salamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
(Translation: May the peace of Allah descend upon you and His Mercy and Blessings.)
The Surat Al-Fatihah in Arabic In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds. Most Gracious, Most Merciful, Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek. Show us the straight way. The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, Those whose portion is not wrath and who go not astray.
(Qur’an, 1:1-7 [Al-Fatiha])

Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of His light is as a niche wherein is a lamp. The lamp is in a glass. The glass is as it were a shining star. This lamp is kindled from a blessed tree, an olive neither of the East nor of the West, whose oil would almost glow forth of itself though no fire touched it. Light upon light. Allah guideth unto His light whom He will. And Allah setteth forth for mankind parables, for Allah is Knower of all things.
(Qur’an, 24:35 [Al-Noor])

O ye who believe! When the call is proclaimed to prayer on the Day of Assembly, hasten earnestly to the Remembrance of Allah, and leave off business: That is best for you if ye but knew!
And when the Prayer is finished, then may ye disperse through the land, and seek of the Bounty of Allah: and celebrate the Praises of Allah often: that ye may prosper.
(Qur’an, 62:9-10 [Al-Jumua])

Prayer for Thursday

Beloved Lord, Almighty God!
Through the rays of the sun,
Through the waves of the air.
Through the All-pervading Life in space,
Purify and revivify me, and, I pray,
Heal my body, heart, and soul.
Amen.
(Sufi Healing Prayer)

May the Blessings of God rest upon you,
May God’s Peace abide with you,
May God’s Presence illuminate your hearts,
Now and forever more.
Amen.
(Sufi blessing)

Prayer for Wednesday

O Thou, Who art the Perfection of Love, Harmony, and Beauty,
Lord of heaven and earth,
Open our hearts, that we may hear Thy Voice,
Which constantly comes from within.

Disclose to us Thy Divine Light, which is hidden in our souls,
That we may know and understand life better.

Most Merciful and Compassionate God,
Give us Thy great Goodness,
Teach us Thy loving Forgiveness,
Raise us above the distinctions and differences which divide.

Send us the Peace of Thy Divine Spirit,
And unite us all in Thy Perfect Being.

Amen.

(Khatum prayer by Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan)

Prayer for Tuesday

In the name of Allah,
the beneficent, the merciful.

Praise be to the Lord of the
Universe who has created us and
made us into tribes and nations

That we may know each other, not that
we may despise each other.

If the enemy incline towards peace, do
thou also incline towards peace, and
trust God, for the Lord is the one that
heareth and knoweth all things.

And the servants of God,
Most gracious are those who walk on
the Earth in humility, and when we
address them, we say “PEACE.”

(Muslim Prayer for Peace, Day of Prayer for World Peace during
the U.N. International Year of Peace, 1986 in Assisi, Italy)