Prayer for Monday

The interfaith holiday of Kwanzaa continues today.

The meaning you give an event
is the event.
~ Deepak Chopra

Prayer of Enlightenment

Most High, Glorious God, bring light to the darkness of my heart. Give me right faith, certain hope, and perfect charity. God give me insight and wisdom, so that I might always discern your holy and true will.

~ St. Francis of Assisi

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I believe in myself.”

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

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Prayer for Sunday

The interfaith holiday of Kwanzaa continues today.

You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
~ Deepak Chopra

God give me faith in myself. Not only on the days when I am going great and winning and nothing seems impossible, but on days when I wonder if I am brave enough, smart enough, strong enough. Don’t let me quit, not ever. Let me keep faith in myself. No matter how many people discourage me, doubt me, laugh at me, warn me, think me a fool, don’t let me listen. Let me hear another voice telling me, “You can do it, and you will!”

If nobody else in the whole world seems to care or believe in me, let me believe in myself. I know there will be times when I doubt my own ability, I will be discouraged, on the verge of despair. Don’t let me give up, hang on to me. Fan the fires of my faith so that I will try even harder. Give me even more faith in myself. You are the source of my abilities and my faith. I know that you will give me what I ask…Faith in myself through your power and glory.

(Source: dontgiveup.net)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I believe in myself.”

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

Prayer for Saturday

The interfaith holiday of Kwanzaa continues today.

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood,
but of respect and joy in each other’s life.
Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
~ Richard Bach, Illusions

Beloved, I sought you
here and there,
asked for news of you
from all I met;
then saw you through myself
and found we were identical.
Now I blush to think I ever
searched for signs of you.

(Fakhruddin Iraqi, 13th cent. Sufi poet)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am a Beloved Child of God.”

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

Prayer for Friday

The interfaith holiday of Kwanzaa continues today.

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.
Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible,
but the mark of a fake messiah.
~ Richard Bach, Illusions

I am your beloved child.
I am your beloved child.
It’s not in what I do, but who I am:
A child of God, formed by your own hand. It is mercy: it is mercy you desire,
And not sacrifice: it is mercy.

(Matthew Baute)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am a Beloved Child of God.”

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

Prayer for Thursday

The interfaith holiday of Kwanzaa continues today.

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
~ Richard Bach, Illusions

O God, my God, my Beloved, my heart’s Desire.

(The Báb)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am a Beloved Child of God.”

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

Prayer for Wednesday (Kwanzaa)

The interfaith holiday of Kwanzaa begins today.

Can miles truly separate us from friends?
If we want to be with someone we love, aren’t we already there?
~ Richard Bach, There’s No Such Place as Far Away

Beloved God
help us all to love you
more and more
and more and more
and still yet more
until we become worthy of union with you
and help us all
to hold fast to Baba’s daaman
till the very end.

(Meher Baba)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am a Beloved Child of God.”

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

 

Prayer for Tuesday (Christmas)

I’m here not because I am supposed to be here,
or because I’m trapped here,
but because I’d rather be with you
than anywhere else in the world.
~ Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever: A True Love Story

O God,
whose mighty Son was born in Bethlehem
those days long ago,
lead us to that same poor place,
where Mary laid her tiny Child.
And as we look on in wonder and praise,
make us welcome him in all new life,
see him in the poor,
and care for his handiwork
the earth, the sky and the sea.
O God, bless us again in your great love.
We pray for this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am a Beloved Child of God.”

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