Prayer for Saturday

Give unto the LORD, O you mighty ones,
Give unto the LORD glory and strength.
Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name;
Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

The voice of the LORD is over the waters;
The God of glory thunders;
The LORD is over many waters.
The voice of the LORD is powerful;
The voice of the LORD is full of majesty.

The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars,
Yes, the LORD splinters the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes them also skip like a calf,
Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox.
The voice of the LORD divides the flames of fire.

The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness;
The LORD shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth,
And strips the forests bare;
And in His temple everyone says, “Glory!”

The LORD sat enthroned at the Flood,
And the LORD sits as King forever.
The LORD will give strength to His people;
The LORD will bless His people with peace.

(Psalm 29 [NKJV])

Today’s Affirmation:

“I AM completely in tune with the “I AM” presence of God within me.”

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

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Prayer for Friday

A Prayer for the Married Couple

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for this occasion.

Thank you for allowing this couple to commit themselves as Husband and Wife.

On this day Lord, you have given this couple the responsibility recognized as a spiritual gift of companionship.

Together, here today Lord, while in the presence of family and friends.

We ask you to strengthen their bond.

We ask you to allow them to recognize the fault in themselves, before considering arguing to relieve tension and frustration that all couples face.

Give them the desire to communicate with one another when the other needs the attention of their life mate.

Allow them to cherish the sanctity of marriage knowing that the other is all they need, mentally – emotionally and physically, in their partnership.

With all the love you have for this couple Lord, Bless them, so that we as their friends and family may celebrate this day with them for the rest of their lives.

And for those friends and family members, who could not be here in a physical form, allow their sprit to be felt in the hearts of this couple, so that all the positive energy within this setting can lead this couple into an optimistic future.

In your name Lord, Amen.

(Written by Alfonzo Tucker, Columnist, in the LA Sentinel on 08-27-2009 for his newly married brother)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I find romance during the simplest moments of my day.”

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

Prayer for Thursday

Thank you, God for little things that
often come our way,
The things we take for granted but
don’t mention when we pray,
The unexpected courtesy, the thoughtful kindly deed,
A hand reached out to help us
in the time of sudden need
Oh, make us more aware, dear God,
of little daily graces
That come to us with “sweet surprise”
from never dreamed of places.

(Helen Steiner Rice)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I have a magnetic and dynamic personality.”

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

Prayer for Wednesday

Father,

From this day forward, I seek Your Truth and whatever it may look like. I trust You and Your Divine Plan because I know that I originally came from You. Protect me Father and help me to always speak the Truth and to purposefully move away from omissions, lies and anything that is not a deliberate reflection of Your Truth.
Amen

(From “List of awesome prayers”, www.DrStandley.com)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I say what I mean and mean what I say.”

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

Prayer for Tuesday

I thank you, Lord,
for knowing me better than I know myself,
and for letting me know myself
better than others know me.

Make me, I pray you,
better than they suppose,
and forgive me for what they do not know.

(Abu Bekr)

Today’s Affirmation:

“God blesses my Life with miracles every single day.”

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

Prayer for Easter Monday

God, give us eyes to see
the beauty of the Spring,
And to behold Your majesty
in every living thing –
And may we see in lacy leaves
and every budding flower
The Hand that rules the universe
with gentleness and power –
And may this Easter grandeur
that Spring lavishly imparts
Awaken faded flowers of faith
lying dormant in our hearts,
And give us ears to hear, dear God,
the Springtime song of birds
With messages more meaningful
than man’s often empty words
Telling harried human beings
who are lost in dark despair –
‘Be like us and do not worry
for God has you in His care.’

(Helen Steiner Rice)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I know my Life has meaning and I make it meaningful every day.”

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

Prayers for Easter Sunday

Hallelujah! Christ is Risen! Hallelujah!

I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter-day upon the earth; and though worms destroy this body yet, in my flesh shall I see God. For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first-fruits of them that sleep.
(from The Messiah by George Frederic Handel)

Your light is the only light we need
as we travel through life’s mystery.
Your word the only voice we hear
that still small voice that leads us
to the place where we should be.
Your presence is the only company we need
as we walk this narrow road.
Your fellowship the warmth we crave
to help us on our way.

May the truth of Easter,
The joy of Easter,
And the blessings of Easter,
Be with us this day and all days.
AMEN

(Source: “A Liturgy for Easter Sunday”, © John Birch, at Faith and Worship – Prayers and Resources)

The Resurrection Story

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

Matthew 28:1-10 (NIV)

How blessed is this day, when earth and heaven are joined and humankind is reconciled to God!

May the light of Jesus shine continually to drive away all darkness. May Christ, the Morning Star who knows no setting, find his light ever-burning in our hearts — he who gives his light to all creation, and who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

(adapted from the Book of Common Prayer -1979, the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America.)

Hallelujah! Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed! Hallelujah!

Today’s Affirmation:

“God is alive and well and lives in me.”

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