Prayer for Friday

I can do things you cannot,
you can do things I cannot;
together we can do great things.
~ Mother Teresa

Blessing of the Harvest

Almighty Lord God,
You keep on giving abundance
to men in the dew of heaven,
and food out of the richness of the soil.
We give thanks to Your most gracious majesty
for the fruits of the field
which we have gathered.
We beg of You,
in Your mercy,
to bless our harvest,
which we have received from Your generosity.
Preserve it,
and keep it from all harm.
Grant, too,
that all those whose desires You
have filled with these good things
may be happy in Your protection.
May they praise Your mercies forever,
and make use of the good things
that do not last in such a way
that they may not lose those goods
that are everlasting,
through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

(Source: Catholic Blessings at catholicdoors.com)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I radiate hope and blessed promise.”

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

Prayer for Tuesday

The principle of life is that life responds by corresponding;
your life becomes the thing you have decided it shall be.
~ Raymond Charles Barker

I forgive all living beings;
May all living beings forgive me.
All living beings are my friends;
I have malice towards none.

May the entire universe be blissful;
May all beings be engaged in each other’s well being.
May all weakness, sickness and faults vanish;
May everyone be healthy, peaceful, and blissful everywhere.

(traditional Jain morning prayers)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I focus my power. I change my life.”

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

Prayer for Friday

Perfect love can never be defeated because it is infinite.
There is only one love and one energy.
When you are feeling it, you are beginning to understand it.
~ Mother Meera

O Morning Star!
When you look down upon us, give us peace and refreshing sleep.
Great Spirit!
Bless our children, friends, and visitors through a happy life.
May our trails lie straight and level before us.
Let us live to be old.
We are all your children and ask these things with good hearts.

(Traditional Wedding Prayer of Plains Indians)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I radiate love and happiness.”

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

Prayer for Thursday

One cannot comprehend Him through reason,
even if one reasoned for ages.
~ Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Now I lay me down to rest.
I pray that all the world be blest.
Lady Moon and Sister Star
Watch over me from afar.
Mother Earth is always there
And keeps me safe within her care.
The Lord of Dreams will dance and sing
And happy dreams will to me bring.
And when I wake to greet the day
Brother Sun will light my way.

(Kitty Delger)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am Divine Love.”

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

Prayer for Monday (St. Thomas Aquinas)

Today is the Christian feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. The first of the three Navajo Sings for 2013 continues today.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

How strong and good
and sure your earth smells,
and everything that grows there.
Bless us, our land,
and our people.
Bless our forests with mahogany,
wawa and cacao.
Bless our fields
with cassava and peanuts.
Be with us in our countries
and in all of Africa,
And in the whole world.

(Ashanti prayer, Ghana, Africa)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I radiate love and happiness.”

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

 

Prayer for Thursday

The Shinto New Years celebration of Gatan-sai, also called Shogatsu, the Tewa Turtle Dance celebration and the Zoroastrian holiday of Ghambar Maidyarem continue today.

In our imaginations we believe that love is apart from us.
Actually there is nothing but love, once we are ready to accept it.
When you truly find love, you find yourself.
~ Deepak Chopra

I bless my Higher Self
and ask that the way be made clear
for the Divine Plan of my life now to come to pass.

For me to fill the place that only I can fill
and no-one else can fill.

For me to do the work
and the things that only I can do.

I ask that all doors now be made open
and all channels free for endless avalanches of abundance
to be poured upon me from unexpected sources.

I ask that all the above come to pass immediately,
Under Grace and in a perfect way.

Thanks be to God.
Adonnai.

(Source: Medium’s World blog)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I believe in myself.”

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

 

Prayer for Tuesday (Asalha Puja)

Today is Aslalha Puja, or Dharma Day, for Buddhists.

He does not believe
who does not live according to his belief.
~ Thomas Fuller

A Blessing Chant

Just as water flowing in the streams and rivers fills the ocean,
thus may all your moments of goodness touch and benefit all beings,
those here now and those gone before.

May all your wishes be soon fulfilled
as completely as the moon on a full moon night,
as successfully as from the Wish-Fulfilling Gem.
May all dangers be averted; may all disease leave you.

May no obstacles come across your way
and may you enjoy happiness and long life.

May those who are always respectful, honoring the way of the elders,
prosper in the four blessings of old age, beauty, happiness, and strength.

(From Teachings of The Buddha, edited by Jack Kornfield)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I have complete faith in myself.”

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