Prayer for Tuesday (Ghambar Maidyozarem)

The five day Zoroastrian festival of Ghambar Maidyozarem begins today. The Mayan Rain Festival continues today.

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
~ Helen Keller

O take the broken wings, Great Spirit Father/Mother Creator,
Of all human souls and the soul of our whole world.
Help us fly on the mighty wings of Your sacred
Wisdom and Truth that is now waiting to flow directly
From Your loving heart into all those who are ready to
Receive and use it, under Your guidance and protection
And in accordance with Your will and wishes,
For the blessing and healing of our world and all worlds.
Amen

(Source: Rays of Wisdom)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“My possibilities are endless.”

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

 

Prayer for Monday (Ridvan – 9th day)

Today is the ninth day of the Bahá’í holiday of Ridván. The Mayan Rain Festival continues today.

Our greatest glory consists not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
~ Confucious

In the early morning,
With the sun’s first rays.
All God’s little children
Thank and pray and praise.

I, too, thanks would offer,
Jesus, Shepherd dear,
For Thy tender pasture,
For Thy guiding care.

And I would implore Thee,
Be with me this day,
Lest I from Thee wander,
Into danger stray. Amen.

(Source: Prayer & Prayers)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“My possibilities are endless.”

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

 

Prayer for Sunday (Orthodox Palm Sunday)

Today is Palm Sunday for Eastern Orthodox Christians. Its is also the Jewish holy day of Lag B’Omer. The Mayan Rain Festival continues today.

Not everything that is faced can be changed,
but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
~ James Baldwin

Our Lord and God, make us worthy to set out for your reception on
this your day of entry in to Jerusalem with brighter garments and an inner beauty
and with Holy and pure thoughts. We cry aloud carrying the branches of glory
“Blessed is He, who comes in the name of the Lord God, Hosanna in the highest.”
Amen

(from the Syrian Orthodox Church in Malaysia)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“My possibilities are endless.”

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

 

Prayer for Saturday

The ten day Mayan Rain Festival continues today.

Every thought is a seed.
If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious.
~ Bill Meyer

The mountains,
I become a part of it.
The herbs, the fir tree,
I become a part of it.
The morning mists, the clouds, the gathering waters,
I become a part of it.
The wilderness, the dew drops, the pollen,
I become a part of it

(Navajo chant)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I attract into my life what I AM, not what I say that I want.”

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

Prayer for Friday (Mayan Rain Festival)

Today begins the ten day Mayan Rain Festival. It is also the start of the three day New Year celebration for Theravada Buddhists.

Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts.
It’s what you do with what you have left.
~ Hubert H. Humphrey

Cover my earth mother four times with many flowers.
Let the heavens be covered with the banked-up clouds.
Let the earth be covered with fog; cover the earth with rains.
Great waters, rains, cover the earth. Lighting cover the earth.
Let thunder be heard over the earth; let thunder be heard;
Let thunder be heard over the six regions of the earth.

(Zuni prayer for rain)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I attract into my life what I AM, not what I say that I want.”

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

Prayer for Wednesday (Mahavir Jayanti)

Today is the Jain holiday of Mahavir Jayanti, celebrating the birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara.

A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
~ Johann Wolfgang Goethe

May the whole universe be blessed.
May all beings be interested in each others well being.
May all weakness, sickness and faults diminish and vanish.
And may everyone, everywhere be peaceful and blissful.
Om shanti, shanti, shanti,
Peace, peace, peace.

(traditional Jain prayer)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I attract into my life what I AM, not what I say that I want.”

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

Prayer for Tuesday (St. George’s Day)

Today is the Feast of Saint George, patron saint of England and Georgia (country).

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
~ Winston Churchill

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith
and reverently worshipping Thy divine Majesty,
I prostrate myself before Thee and invoke with filial trust
Thy supreme bounty and mercy.
Illumine the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Thy heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Thy Divine love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the Saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following his example imitate, like him, the life of Thy Divine Son.

Moreover, I beseech Thee to grant graciously, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through him
I humbly place before Thee, devoutly saving, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it redounds to Thy greater glory and to the salvation of my soul. Amen.

(St. George Novena)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I attract into my life what I AM, not what I say that I want.”

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