Prayer for Thursday

When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.
~ Anthony Robbins

Maha Lakshmi I thank you for the growing sense of abundance flowing through, for the richness of the earth and clarity of the winds cleansing my soul from within.

Sri Ganesh, may I continue to seek your guidance, give honour and praise to insurmountable obstacles which help me to release, trust and grow. May I always honour the goddess within and give glory and thanks to my divine mother and father.

And as I rise to greet a new day, may I always remember the source of my abundance and wealth flows from deep within and no man or material resource can hinder this progress of peace, love and joy.

And So It Is.

(Ntathu Allen, Yoga Inspires)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am happy and grateful for everything I have and receive daily.”

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

Prayer for Wednesday

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
~ Cynthia Ozick

We return thanks to our Mother, the Earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs,
which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and stars,
which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to the sun,
that has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in Whom is embodied all goodness,
and Who directs all things for the good of Her children.

(Iroquois Prayer, adapted Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am happy and grateful for everything I have and receive daily.”

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

Prayer for Tuesday (Ascension of Baha’u’llah)

Today is the Bahá’í holiday commemorating the ascension of Bahá’u’lláh.

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
~ Willie Nelson

All praise, O my God, be to Thee Who art the Source of all glory and majesty, of greatness and honor, of sovereignty and dominion, of loftiness and grace, of awe and power. Whomsoever Thou willest Thou causest to draw nigh unto the Most Great Ocean, and on whomsoever Thou desirest Thou conferrest the honor of recognizing Thy Most Ancient Name. Of all who are in heaven and on earth, none can withstand the operation of Thy sovereign Will. From all eternity Thou didst rule the entire creation, and Thou wilt continue for evermore to exercise Thy dominion over all created things. There is none other God but Thee, the Almighty, The Most Exalted, the All-Powerful, the All-Wise.

Illumine, O Lord, the faces of Thy servants, that they may behold Thee; and cleanse their hearts that they may turn unto the court of Thy heavenly favors, and recognize Him Who is the Manifestation of Thy Self and the Dayspring of Thine Essence. Verily, Thou art the Lord of all worlds. There is no God but Thee, the Unconstrained, the All-Subduing.

(Bahá’u’lláh)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am happy and grateful for everything I have and receive daily.”

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

Prayer for Monday (Shavuot)

The Jewish holiday of Shavuot ends today at sunset.

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
~ Albert Einstein

For A New Vision

With new vision
We see the abundance of Your world,
Blessings of heaven and earth.

G-d, help us to see the world through Your eyes,
And each other,
And ourselves.
For joy and peace,
For love and light,
That we may bring holiness into Your world.

Blessed are You, Adonai,
G-d of all worlds,
Who creates moments when heaven touches earth,
Allowing us to hear Your word,
To feel Your radiance
And to see Your divine light.

© 2010 Alden Solovy and http://www.tobendlight.com. All rights reserved.
Used by permission.

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am happy and grateful for everything I have and receive daily.”

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

Prayer for Sunday (Pentacost)

Today is Pentecost Sunday, also known as Whitsunday, in the Western Christian traditions. The Jewish holiday of Shavuot continues today.

Gratitude is the best attitude.
~ Author Unknown

Father in heaven,
fifty days have celebrated
the fullness of the mystery of your revealed love.
See your people gathered in prayer,
open to receive the Spirit’s flame.
May it come to rest in our hearts
and disperse the divisions of word and tongue.
With one voice and one song
may we praise your name in joy and thanksgiving.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen

(New Saint Joseph Sunday Missal)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am happy and grateful for everything I have and receive daily.”

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

Prayer for Saturday (Shavuot)

The Jewish holiday of Shavuot begins at sundown today.

Life is eternal, and love is immortal,
and death is only a horizon;
and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
~ Rossiter Worthington Raymond

Mourner’s Kaddish*

Glorified and sanctified be God’s great name throughout the world which He has created according to His will. May He establish His kingdom in your lifetime and during your days, and within the life of the entire House of Israel, speedily and soon; and say, Amen.

May His great name be blessed forever and to all eternity.

Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted, extolled and honored, adored and lauded be the name of the Holy One, blessed be He, beyond all the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations that are ever spoken in the world; and say, Amen.

May there be abundant peace from heaven, and life, for us
and for all Israel; and say, Amen.

He who creates peace in His celestial heights, may He create peace for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen.

(Source: Orthodox Union website)

* Kaddish is not a prayer for the deceased. Nowhere in Kaddish is the name of the deceased mentioned and there is no mention of death, loss or mourning. With the saying of the Kaddish prayer, the mourner both affirms his faith in God and calls on the community to join him in affirming his statement. When a mourner publicly inspires other Jews to affirm their faith in God, this greatly benefits the soul of the departed. A Rabbi should be consulted as to the proper time and place to say Kaddish which requires a Minyan (a quorum of ten adult male Jews.)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I trust in the process of life.”

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

Prayer for Friday

If there is meaning in life at all,
then there must be meaning in suffering.
~ Viktor E. Frankl

Where eternal luster glows,
the realm in which the light divine is set,
place me, Purifier, in that deathless,
imperishable world.

Make me immortal in that realm
where movement is accordant to wish,
in the third region,
the third heaven of heavens,
where the worlds are resplendent.

(Vedic Funeral Hymn – Rig Veda, Aitareya Aranyaka 6-11)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I trust in the process of life.”

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