Prayer for Thursday (Reformation Day)

Today is Reformation Day for many Protestant Christians.

I’m very moved by chaos theory, and that sense of energy. That quantum physics. We don’t really, in Hindu tradition, have a father figure of a God. It’s about cosmic energy, a little spark of which is inside every individual as the soul.
~ Bharati Mukherjee

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

(Martin Luther’s morning prayer)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I always give my best. As a result, I always attract the best.”

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

Prayer for Wednesday

I happen to believe there is indeed a mysterious transcendental Something infusing objective and subjective reality, whose influence is subtle, profound, and full of grace.
~ Dr. Rick Hanson

Enjoy the earth gently,
enjoy the earth gently,
for if the earth is spoiled,
it cannot be repaired.
Enjoy the earth gently.

(Yoruba people, Nigeria)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I always give my best. As a result, I always attract the best.”

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

 

Prayer for Tuesday

Quantum physics reveals a basic oneness of the universe.
~ Erwin Schrödinger

From the cowardice that shrinks from new truth,
from the laziness that is content with half-truths,
from the arrogance which thinks it knows all truth,
O God of Truth, deliver us.
Amen.

(Leslie Weatherhead, Congregationalist minister)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I always give my best. As a result, I always attract the best.”

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

 

Prayer for Monday (Milvian Bridge)

Today is the Christian (primarily Catholic) Milvian Bridge Day.

I believe in Spinoza’s God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings.
~ Albert Einstein

Deliver us, Lord, from triumphalism in all its forms. Whenever we encounter anyone of a different faith, or of no faith, help us to tread warily and reverently, for you have been there before us and your living Spirit is in every heart.

Lord, deliver us from searching for our ultimate security in any created thing, in any theory, system, or organization, sacred or secular. Show yourself to us, our light, our refuge, our salvation, so that we may recognize you in all things and worship you always in spirit and in truth.

~ Gerard W. Hughes, Jesuit priest

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I always give my best. As a result, I always attract the best.”

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

Prayer for Sunday

Reality cannot be found except in One single source, because of the interconnection of all things with one another.
~ Gottfried Leibniz, 1670

Almighty and eternal God, you have entrusted our minds with science and skill which can greatly bless or wholly destroy; grant us also a sense of responsibility and a stature of spirit to match your trust, that we may use our many inventions to your glory and the benefit of all people.

(Anonymous, 1946; Source: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I always give my best. As a result, I always attract the best.”

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

Prayer for Saturday

We don’t stop playing because we grow old,
we grow old because we stop playing.
~ George Bernard Shaw

Father, I ask Thee to take from me now
all that does harass and annoy,
all that has laid upon my heart burdens of anxiety and care.
I thank Thee for the stillness of this time of prayer-
this oasis in my busy day
when I can relax before Thee,
lay my burdens down,
and handover to Thee all my anxieties.

At this moment,
I open my heart to receive Thy blessing;
knowing that in Thy presence
The furrows are being smoothed from my brow,
The lines from my face,
the load from my heart,
the doubts from my mind,
the fears from my soul,
and I am at peace.

And now I thank Thee,
not only for Quietness without,
but for Thy quietness at the heart of the universe and
for quietness within. In Thy presence, I pray.

Amen

(Peter Marshall)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I attract fun and amusing experiences.”

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

 

Prayer for Friday

Play will never kill you, work will.
I have never worked a day in my life.
~ Dr. Leila Denmark (was America’s oldest practicing physician at 103)

Dear God,
Deliver me to my passion.
Deliver me to my brilliance.
Deliver me to my intelligence.
Deliver me to my depth.
Deliver me to my nobility.
Deliver me to my beauty.
Deliver me to my power to heal.
Deliver me to You.
Amen

(Marianne Williamson)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I attract fun and amusing experiences.”

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