Prayer for Sunday

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
~ Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NKJV)

Father/Mother God,
We give thanks to you for always being there for us.
We give thanks to you for always loving us,
no matter what we think or say or do.
We give thanks to you for your infinite patience.

Help us to remember today your love,
your patience and your constant presence.
And help us to share with those we meet today
those gifts that you have given us.
To be patient, kind and fully present in everything we do.
Amen

“…ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”
~ Luke 11:9-10 (NKJV)

Today’s Affirmation:

“God answers all my prayers.”

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

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Prayer for Saturday

First it gets better, then it gets worse, then it gets different.
~ 12-step program saying

10th Step Prayer
God remove the selfishness, dishonesty, resentment and fear that has cropped up in my life right now. Help me to discuss this with someone immediately and make amends quickly if I have harmed anyone. Help me to cease fight anything and anyone. Show me where I may be helpful to someone else. Help me react sanely; not cocky or afraid. How can I best serve You? – Your will, not mine be done. AMEN
(from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 84-5)

“We are only as sick as our secrets.” ~ 12-step program saying

Today’s Affirmation:

“Today I will be rigorously honest.”

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

Prayer for Tuesday

For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.
~ Rudyard Kipling

Now is the time for the lovers of God
To raise high the banners of unity,
to intone in the assemblages of the world,
the verses of friendship and love
and to demonstrate to all that the grace of God is one.

Thus will the tabernacles of holiness be
upraised on the summits of the earth,
gathering all peoples into the protective shadow of the Word of Oneness.
This great bounty will dawn over the world
at the time when the lovers of God shall arise
to carry out His Teachings,
and to scatter far and wide the fresh, sweet scents of universal love.

(‘Adbu’l Bahá)

“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

Today’s Affirmation:

“The Universe and I are one.”

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

Prayer for Monday (St. James the Great)

I had the very great honor of watching someone very dear to me receive a one year medallion for sobriety at an AA meeting last night. And it reminded me that the 12 Step programs are the epitome of the concept of unity. Recovery from addiction is all about working with your Higher Power and with others in recovery.

Twelfth Step Prayer
Dear God, Having had a spiritual experience, I must now remember that “faith without works is dead.” And PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from my addiction as intensive work with other addicts. So, God, please help me to carry this message to others who suffer from addiction! Provide me with the guidance and wisdom to talk with another addict because I can help when no one else can. Help me secure his confidence and remember he is ill.
(Adapted from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, 89:1)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I am a go getter and a go giver. The more I give, the more I get.”

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

Prayer for Sunday (Pioneer Day)

Even if a unity of faith is not possible, a unity of love is.
~ Hans Urs von Balthasar

Unity Prayer
I put my hand in yours, and together we can do what we could never do alone. No longer is there a sense of hopelessness; no longer must we each depend upon our own unsteady will power. We are all together now, reaching out our hands for a power and strength greater than ours, and as we join hands we find love and understanding beyond our wildest dreams.
(from Overeaters Anonymous)

“In union there is strength.”
~ Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)

Today’s Affirmation:

“All my relationships are long lasting and loving.”

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

Prayer for Saturday

Whoso loves believes the impossible.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Today I see through love anything is possible. When I look through the compassionate and powerful eyes of love, I see a different world, a different person. Love teaches me to see what is beneath the surface, what is hidden to my eye but known to my heart. I will not deny love’s wisdom today. I will let it be and work its magic in my life. I will give it freely to others whether they know what I am doing or not. Why should I judge myself or anyone else?Love does not judge, not because it is wrong to do so, but because love is a complete feeling and doesn’t need to look at other things. It seeks to heal rather than to wound. Love is life and God and my Higher Self.

(Tian Dayton, Ph.D., from Daily Affirmations for Forgiving & Moving On)

Start the Day with Love;
Spend the Day with Love;
Fill the Day with Love;
End the Day with Love;
This is the Way to God.
~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Today’s Affirmation:

“I am love.”

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

Prayer for Friday

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
~ Mother Teresa

A mother may forget her child,
When stirred by passions fierce and wild,
But God will not forget his own;
Faith rests on this foundation stone.

No greater love a friend can give,
Than die to let his comrade live.
But God his love doth thus commend,
He died for foe as well as friend.

Oh matchless love, oh love divine,
Come dwell in this glad heart of mine.
Thyself reveal, thyself bestow,
In flood-tide waves my soul o’er flow.

Could I thy deepest depths explore,
I know that I should love thee more.
If I thy highest heights could climb,
I’d love Thee with a love sublime.

Could I but know the breadth and length,
And Thou thyself would give me strength,
I’d cease to sing “more love to thee,”
For I should Love as thou lovest me.

(“Divine Love” – Charles Wesley Turner)

“The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.”
~ Edwin Louis Cole

Today’s Affirmation:

“I can love.”

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