Prayer for Monday (Birthday of Rumi)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of Jalāl ad-Dīn Rumi, Sufi poet.

Wear gratitude like a cloak
and it will feed every corner of your life.
~ Rumi

O Thou, Who art the Maker, Molder, and Builder of the universe,
Build with Thine own hands the Universel,
Our Temple for Thy divine Message of Love, Harmony, and Beauty.

(Source: Sufi Order International)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“When I expect the best results, I will get them.”

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

 

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Prayer for Sunday (Michaelmas)

Today is the Christian Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel, also known as Michaelmas.

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
~ Bob Dylan

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

(traditional Catholic prayer to St. Michael)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“When I expect the best results, I will get them.”

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

Prayer for Saturday (Birthday of Confucius)

Today is the birthday of Confucius (K’ung Fu-Tzu), Chinese teacher, politician, and philosopher.

In archery we have something like the way of the superior man.
When the archer misses the center of the target,
he turns round and seeks for the cause of his failure in himself.
~ Confucius

I thank you O Mother Goddess,
Who shines for all,
Who flows through all.
Thank you for sharing your time with me.
My thanks for watching over me,
Guarding me and guiding me.
My thanks for all you have given me,
And all you will continue to give me.
Please continue to light my path, and my life.

(a prayer to Kwan Yin)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I trust in the process of life.”

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

Prayer for Friday (Simchat Torah)

The Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah ends at sunset. The Navajo Sing in gratitude for the harvest ends today.

Before we can pray, “Lord, Thy Kingdom come,”
we must be willing to pray, “My Kingdom go.”
~ Alan Redpath

Blessed are You, LORD our God, king of the universe, who gave us the Torah of truth and set everlasting life in our midst. Blessed are You, LORD, giver of the Torah.

(prayer said after reading from the Torah)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I trust in the process of life.”

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

 

Prayer for Thursday (Shemini Atzeret)

The Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret ends and the holiday of Simchat Torah begins at sunset. The Navajo Sing in gratitude for the harvest continues today.

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
~ Indian Proverb

Oh the conqueror of all attachments: Oh, the world teacher:
Oh the blessed one through your grace may I develop
Detachment to the mundane world, continue to follow the
Path of Salvation and attain fulfillment.

(Jain prayer)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I trust in the process of life.”

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

Prayer for Wednesday

The Jewish holiday of Sukkot ends at sunset and the holy day of Shemini Atzeret begins. The Navajo Sing in gratitude for the harvest continues today.

Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue.
~ Adam Clarke

Asher Yatzar

Blessed are You, Hashem our God, King of the universe, Who formed man with wisdom and created within him many openings and many hollows. It is obvious and known before Your Throne of Glory that if even one of them ruptures, or if even one of them becomes blocked, it would be impossible to survive and to stand before You (even for a short period). Blessed are You, Hashem, Who heals all flesh and acts wondrously.

(traditional Jewish blessing)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I trust in the process of life.”

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

Prayer for Tuesday

The Jewish holiday of Sukkot and the Navajo Sing in gratitude for the harvest continue today.

To be present is to be prayerful.
~ Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

May the blessing of light be on you—
light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you and warm your heart
till it glows like a great peat fire.

(An Old Celtic Blessing)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I trust in the process of life.”

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