Prayer for Tuesday

O our Father, the Sky, hear us
and make us strong.

O our Mother the Earth, hear us
and give us support.

O Spirit of the East,
send us your Wisdom.

O Spirit of the South,
may we tread your path of life.

O Spirit of the West,
may we always be ready for the long journey.

O Spirit of the North,
purify us with your cleansing winds.

(Souix Prayer)

The Great Spirit is in all things, he is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother. She nourishes us, that which we put into the ground she returns to us….
~Bedagi (Big Thunder), Wabanaki Algonquin

Today’s Affirmation:

“I understand and aid those who have less than me at all times.”

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

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Prayer for Monday (Memorial Day)

Eternal God,
Creator of years, of centuries,
Lord of whatever is beyond time,
Maker of all species and master of all history —
How shall we speak to you
from our smallness and inconsequence?
Except that you have called us to worship you
in spirit and in truth;
You have dignified us with loves and loyalties;
You have lifted us up with your loving-kindness.
Therefore we are bold to come before you without groveling
[though we sometimes feel that low]
and without fear
[though we are often anxious].
We sing with spirit and pray with courage
because you have dignified us;
You have redeemed us from the aimlessness
of things’ going meaninglessly well.
God, lift the hearts of those
for whom this holiday is not just diversion,
but painful memory and continued deprivation.
Bless those whose dear ones have died
needlessly, wastefully [as it seems]
in accident or misadventure.
We remember with compassion those who have died
serving their countries
in the futility of combat.
There is none of us but must come to bereavement and separation,
when all the answers we are offered
fail the question death asks of each of us.
We believe that you will provide for us
as others have been provided with the fulfillment of
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

(Rev. Dick Kozelka (ret), First Congregational Church of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)

Today’s Affirmation:

“God watches over me and protects me.”

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

Prayer for Sunday (The Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh)

Unto Thee be praise, O Lord my God!
I entreat Thee, by Thy signs that have encompassed the entire creation,
and by the light of Thy countenance
that hath illuminated all that are in heaven and on earth,
and by Thy mercy that hath surpassed all created things,
and by Thy grace that hath suffused the whole universe,
to rend asunder the veils that shut me out from Thee,
that I may hasten unto the Fountain-Head of Thy mighty inspiration,
and to the Day-Spring of Thy Revelation and bountiful favors,
and may be immersed beneath the ocean of Thy nearness and pleasure.

(Bahá’u’lláh)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I see the world with a child-like delight.”

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

Prayer for Saturday

Bless the LORD, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The LORD executes righteousness
And justice for all who are oppressed.
He made known His ways to Moses,
His acts to the children of Israel.
The LORD is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
He will not always strive with us,
Nor will He keep His anger forever.
He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor punished us according to our iniquities.

For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
As a father pities his children,
So the LORD pities those who fear Him.
For He knows our frame;
He remembers that we are dust.

As for man, his days are like grass;
As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
For the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
And its place remembers it no more.
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting
On those who fear Him,
And His righteousness to children’s children,
To such as keep His covenant,
And to those who remember His commandments to do them.

The LORD has established His throne in heaven,
And His kingdom rules over all.

Bless the LORD, you His angels,
Who excel in strength, who do His word,
Heeding the voice of His word.
Bless the LORD, all you His hosts,
You ministers of His, who do His pleasure.
Bless the LORD, all His works,
In all places of His dominion.

Bless the LORD, O my soul!

(Psalm 103)

Today’s Affirmation:

“God blesses me every day.”

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

Prayer for Friday

Lord, put courage into my heart,
and take away all that may hinder me serving you.

Free my tongue to proclaim your goodness,
that all may understand me.

Give me friends to advise and help me,
that by working together our efforts may bear abundant fruit.

And, above all, let me constantly remember that my actions are in vain 
unless they are guided by your hand.

(Prophet Mohammed, Founder of Islam)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I feel safe, secure and I live my Life openly.”

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

Prayer for Thursday

Lord I offer my life to you,
Everything I’ve been through,
Use it for your Glory,
Lord I offer my days to you,
Lifting my Praise to you,
As a pleasing sacrifice,
Lord I offer you my life.

Things in the past,
Things yet unseen,
Wishes and dreams that are yet to come true,
All of my hopes,
All of my plans,
My heart and my hands,
Are lifted to you.

Lord I offer my life to you,
Everything I have been through,
Use it for your Glory,
Lord I offer my days to you,
Lifting my Praise to you,
As a pleasing sacrifice,
Lord I offer you my life.

(Author: Unknown; Source: Holistic-online.com)

Today’s Affirmation:

“My spiritual progress grows stronger with daily practice.”

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

Prayer for Wednesday

Allah does not place a burden on a soul greater than it can bear.
It will have the consequence of what good it has gained,
and it will bear the consequence of what evil it has earned.

“Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred.
Our Lord, lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us.
Our Lord, burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear.
Pardon us; forgive us; and have mercy upon us.
You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people.”

(Qur’an, Al-Baqarah 286)

Today’s Affirmation:

“God is with me always.”

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