Prayer for Thursday

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
Father in heaven,
We thank thee.

(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“We cannot alter the law of things, which is of sublime perfection, but we can alter ourselves so as to comprehend more and more of that perfection, and make its grandeur ours.”
~James Allen (James Allen’s Book of Meditations)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I have the power to realize my goals.”

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

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Prayer for Wednesday (Sts. Peter and Paul)

Novena to St. Peter
O Holy Apostle, because you are the Rock upon which Almighty God has built His Church, obtain for me I pray you: lively faith, firm hope, and burning love, complete detachment from myself, contempt of the world, patience in adversity, humility in prosperity, recollection in prayer, purity of heart, a right intention in all my works, diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state of life, constancy in my resolutions, resignation to the will of God and perseverance in the grace of God even unto death; that so, by means of your intercession and your glorious merits, I may be made worthy to appear before the Chief and Eternal Shepherd of Souls, Jesus Christ, Who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns forever. Amen.

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May you be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.
(St.Paul’s letter to the Colossians 1:9-12)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I always see only the good in others. I attract only positive people.”

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

Prayer for Tuesday (Lailat al Miraj)

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])

Lord, in you we put our trust. To you we turn in times of need. To you we shall go at the moment of death. Do not allow us to be deceived and misled by the designs of those whose hearts are evil. Forgive us for the evil in our own hearts. You alone are mighty; you alone are wise.
(Prophet Muhammad)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I am a divine expression of a loving God.”

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

Prayer for Monday

Lailat al Miraj begins at sunset.

Lord, I believe:
I wish to believe in You.
Lord, let my faith be full and unreserved,
and let it penetrate my thought,
my way of judging Divine things and human things.
Lord, let my faith be joyful
and give peace and gladness to my spirit,
and dispose it for prayer with God
and conversation with men,
so that the inner bliss of its fortunate possession
may shine forth in sacred and secular conversation.
Lord, let my faith be humble and not presume
to be based on the experience of my thought and of my
feeling;
but let it surrender to Your Spirit.

Amen.

(adapted from a traditional Catholic prayer)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I’m firmly on the path of achievement and success.”

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

Prayer for Sunday

O God, we thank Thee for this universe, our great home;
for its vastness and its riches,
and for the manifoldness of the life which teems upon it
and of which we are part.

We praise Thee for the arching sky and the blessed winds,
for the driving clouds and the constellations on high.

We praise Thee for the salt sea and the running water,
for the everlasting hills, for the trees,
and for the grass under our feet.

We thank Thee for our senses
by which we can see the splendor of the morning,
and hear the jubilant songs of love,
and smell the breath of the springtime.

Grant us, we pray Thee,
a heart wide open to all this joy and beauty,
and save our souls from being so steeped in care
or so darkened by passion
that we pass heedless and unseeing
when even the thorn-bush by the wayside is aflame with the glory of God.

(Walter Rauschenbusch)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I deserve to be happy.”

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

Prayer for Saturday

The Canticle of the Creatures

Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord,
All praise is Yours, all glory, honor and blessings.
To you alone, Most High, do they belong;
no mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your Name.

We praise You, Lord, for all Your creatures,
especially for Brother Sun,
who is the day through whom You give us light.
And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendor,
of You Most High, he bears your likeness.

We praise You, Lord, for Sister Moon and the stars,
in the heavens you have made them bright, precious and fair.

We praise You, Lord, for Brothers Wind and Air,
fair and stormy, all weather’s moods,
by which You cherish all that You have made.

We praise You, Lord, for Sister Water,
so useful, humble, precious and pure.

We praise You, Lord, for Brother Fire,
through whom You light the night.
He is beautiful, playful, robust, and strong.

We praise You, Lord, for Sister Earth,
who sustains us
with her fruits, colored flowers, and herbs.

We praise You, Lord, for those who pardon,
for love of You bear sickness and trial.
Blessed are those who endure in peace,
by You Most High, they will be crowned.

We praise You, Lord, for Sister Death,
from whom no-one living can escape.
Woe to those who die in their sins!
Blessed are those that She finds doing Your Will.
No second death can do them harm.

We praise and bless You, Lord, and give You thanks,
and serve You in all humility.

(St. Francis of Assisi)

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter
and those who matter don’t mind.
~ Dr. Seuss

Today’s Affirmation:

“I accept responsibility for my mistakes as well as my successes.”

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

Prayer for Friday

This is the day that the L-rd has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
—Psalm 118:24

A Prayer of Gratitude

I am eternally grateful today
for the love in my heart,
the peace in my soul,
and a life lived in service.

Thank you Universe

Thank you, Universe,for your grace and guidance.
For intuition, luck, hope and dreams.
Thank you for the ever-present abundance
that is reflected in each moment of my life.

(Source: Thank You Cards & Notes)

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget
that the highest appreciation is not to utter words,
but to live by them.”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Today’s Affirmation:

“Joy overflows in my life.”

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