Prayer for Wednesday (Eid al-Fitr)

O Allah: You are the Lord of glory and greatness
And the Lord of magnanimity and omnipotence
And the Lord of pardon and mercy,
And the worthiest of being feared and the Lord of forgiveness;
I beseech You in the name of this day, which You have decided to be feast for the Muslims,
And to be safety and increasing honor for Muhammad—peace of Allah be upon him and his Household—
(I beseech You) that You may send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
And You may include me with every item of goodness with which You have included Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
And that You save me from any item of evil from which You have saved Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
May Your blessings be upon him and upon them.
O Allah: I pray You for the best of all that for which Your righteous servants have prayed You,
And I seek Your protection against all that against which Your righteous servants have asked Your protection.

Today’s Affirmation:

“I breathe deeply and every breath energizes me.”

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

Prayer for Tuesday (Eid al-Fitr)

Ramadan ends and Eid al-Fitr begins at the sighting of the new moon this evening.

Allah is Great.
Allah is Great.
There is no god save Allah.
And Allah is Great.
Allah is Great.
(All) praise be to Allah.
All praise be to Allah for He has
shown us the Right Path.
All thanks be to Him for that
which He has conferred upon us.
 
O the Lord of favor and bounty!
O the Lord of magnanimity!
O He who has chosen
Muhammad and granted him
victory!
(please do) send blessings upon
Muhammad and the Housheold
of Muhammad!
And forgive me all the sins that
You have known (from me)
And it is written with you in a
manifest record.
 
I turn repentant unto Allah.
O the Lord of power;
O the Lord of bounty;
O He Who has chosen
Muhammad and granted him
victory;
(please do) bless Muhammad
and the Household of
Muhammad
and forgive me every sin that I
have committed
and forgotten, but it is recorded
with You in a Manifest Record.

(a portion of the prayers for the First Night of Shawaal, the beginning of Eid al-Fitr.
Click Here for a complete description of prayers for First Night of Shawaal.
Source: Duas.org)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I am blessed by God.”

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

Prayer for Monday

Today, like every other day,
we wake up empty and frightened.
Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading.
Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

(Jelaluddin Rumi – 13th century Sufi mystic)

O love, O pure deep love, be here, be now.
Be all; worlds dissolve into your stainless endless radiance,
Frail living leaves burn with you brighter than cold stars;
Make me your servant, your breath, your core.

(Jelaluddin Rumi)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I am strong and secure.”

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

Prayer for Sunday

Teach us, good Lord,
to serve you as you deserve,
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labour and not to ask for any reward,
save that of knowing that we do your will.
Amen.
(Saint Ignatius of Loyola)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I am motivated, optimistic and solution oriented.”

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

Prayer for Saturday

thank you for this amazing day

i thank you god for most this amazing day:
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;
and for everything which is natural
which is infinite which is yes.

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday;
this is the birthday of life and love and wings:
and of the gay great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting, touching, hearing, seeing, breathing any-
lifted from the no of all nothing-human
merely being doubt unimaginably You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

~ e.e. cummings

Today’s Affirmation:

“I make my own choices and I create my own future.”

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

Prayer for Friday (Laylat al-Qadr)

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])

In the name of Allah,
The Beneficent, The Merciful
Peace be on you, O the son of the Messenger of Allah!
Peace be on you, O the son of the Ameer ul Moomineen!
Peace be on you, O the son of the truthful pure Fatimah,
the leader of the women of the worlds!
Peace be on you, O my Mawlaa! O Aba Abdillah,
and the mercy and blessings of Allah!
I bear witness that you established the prayers, gave the prescribed share to the needy, commanded to do that which is right and lawful, not to do that which is wrong and unlawful, studied and cherished the ideas of the Book as ought to be, strived in the way of Allah, leaving no stone unturned, while directing affairs in the light of the boundaries laid down by Allah, exercised self-control bravely in the midst of offensive provocations, till the inevitable came unto you. I bear witness that those who opposed you and waged war against you, those who abandoned you, and those who killed you, are the accursed as per the declaration of the Prophet whom no one gave lessons. Verily, whoso tells a lie is a loser. Curse of Allah be on those who persecuted you, from among the pioneers and the followers, ever growing tormenting punishment. I have come to you O my Mawlaa the son of the Messenger of Allah, for your “ziyaarat”, fully aware of your rights, closely attached to your friends, hostile to your enemies, attentive and alive to the guidance which you had and made known, mindful of the waywardness which leads to your opposition, so, speak on my behalf to your Lord.
Peace be on you, O the decisive argument of Allah on His earth and in His heaven. Blessings of Allah be on your refined soul and pure body, and peace be on you,
O my Mawlaa also mercy and blessings of Allah.

(Ziyarat Of Imam Hussain [Specific For Laylat al-Qadr], Source: www.duas.org)

Today’s Affirmation:

“God is with me always.”

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

Prayer for Thursday

God our heavenly Father,
when the thought of you
wakes in our hearts,
let its awakening
not be like a startled bird
that flies about in fear.
Instead, let it be like a child
waking from sleep
with a heavenly smile.
(Søren Kierkegaard)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I balance my self-confidence with modesty perfectly.”

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