Prayer for Friday

Honest people don’t hide their deeds.
~ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Lord, Today I pray for Honesty.
Help me to choose my words wisely;
speaking what others need to hear,
NOT what others want to hear.

(Source: The Praying Woman)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I express my own self clearly and honestly.”

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

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Prayer for Thursday

If you do not tell the truth about yourself
you cannot tell it about other people.
~ Virginia Woolf

People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

(Mother Teresa)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I express my own self clearly and honestly.”

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

Prayer for Wednesday

Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.
~ Thomas Jefferson

O God, my God! Fill up for me the cup of detachment from all things, and in the assembly of Thy splendors and bestowals, rejoice me with the wine of loving Thee. Free me from the assaults of passion and desire, break off from me the shackles of this nether world, draw me with rapture unto Thy supernal realm, and refresh me amongst the handmaids with the breathing of Thy holiness.

O Lord, brighten Thou my face with the lights of Thy bestowals, light Thou mine eyes with beholding the signs of Thine all-subduing might; delight my heart with the glory of Thy knowledge that encompasses all things, gladden Thou my soul with Thy soul-reviving tidings of great joy, O Thou King of this world and the Kingdom above, O Thou Lord of dominion and might, that I may spread abroad Thy signs and tokens, and proclaim Thy Cause, and promote Thy teachings, and serve Thy Law and exalt Thy Word.

Thou art, verily, the Powerful, the Ever-Giving, the Able, the Omnipotent.

(‘Abdu’l-Bahá)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I express my own self clearly and honestly.”

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

Prayer for Tuesday

Dare to be true:
nothing can need a lie:
A fault, which needs it most,
grows two thereby.
~ George Herbert

Lead me from the untruth to the truth.
Lead me from darkness to light.
Lead me from death to immortality
Om Peace Peace Peace.

(Brhadaranyaka Upanishad — I.iii.28)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I express my own self clearly and honestly.”

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

Prayer for Monday

Always tell the truth.
If you can’t always tell the truth, don’t lie.
~ Author Unknown

Father,

From this day forward, I seek Your Truth and whatever it may look like. I trust You and Your Divine Plan because I know that I originally came from You. Protect me Father and help me to always speak the Truth and to purposefully move away from omissions, lies and anything that is not a deliberate reflection of Your Truth.

Amen.

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I express my own self clearly and honestly.”

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

Prayer for Sunday

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
~ Thomas Jefferson

You, O God, are the Lord of the mountains and valleys. You are my mother and my father. You have given rain to make the corn grow, and sunshine to ripen it. Now in your strength the harvest begins.

I offer you the first morsels of the harvest. I know it is almost nothing compared with the abundance of the crop. But since you have provided the harvest, my gift to you is only a sign of what you have given to me.

You alone know how many suns and moons it will take to finish reaping. You alone know how heavy the crop will be. If I work too hard and too fast I forget about you, who gave me the harvest. So I will work steadily and slowly, remembering that each ear of corn is a priceless gift from you.

(Sioux harvest prayer)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I express my own self clearly and honestly.”

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

Prayer for Saturday

The way to the shore
is through the sea within you.
~ Meeta Ahluwalia

O How may I ever express that secret word?
O how can I say He is not like this, and He is like that?
If I say that He is within me, the universe is ashamed:
If I say that He is without me, it is falsehood.
He makes the inner and the outer worlds to be indivisibly one;
The conscious and the unconscious, both are His footstools.
He is neither manifest nor hidden,
He is neither revealed nor unrevealed:
There are no words to tell that which He is.

(Kabir, Indian poet & mystic)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I have faith in the Universal Spirit and the Universal Spirit takes care of me.”

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