Prayer for Friday

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love
is a miracle.
~ A Course in Miracles

I, who take refuge in the shelter of the Most High,
will be safe in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Eternal, “My shelter, my mighty fortress,
my God, I place all my trust in You.” 1

I AM free from tension and fear.
I trust in God to do the work.
I relax, let go, and let God accomplish
all my goals effortlessly through me.

I thank you God for my faith and trust in You.
And so it is.
Amen.

(adapted from Miracle Prayer by Susan Shumsky, D.D.)

1 Psalm 91:1-2

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I have faith in God and my future.”

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

Prayer for Friday (St. Andrew)

Today is the Christian Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle.

Faith is not so much something we believe;
faith is something we live.
~ Joseph B. Wirthlin

Alone with none but thee, my God,
I journey on my way.
What need I fear, when thou art near O king of night and day?
More safe am I within thy hand
Than if a host did round me stand.

(St. Columba of Iona, 6th century monk)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“My faith lifts me above my fears.”

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

Prayer for Thursday

Faith is not something to grasp,
it is a state to grow into.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Great Spirit, I thank you for all your gifts,
even the ones I didn’t recognize.
Merciful One, I thank you for the gifts I will receive today,
help me to realize them when they happen.
Beautiful One, bless me with all the gifts I need,
to be Who I Really Am and Who I Want To Be.
Spirit of Love, help me to remember today,
that what I believe I will see,
and what I give to others is what will be mine.
Amen

This Week’s Affirmation:

“My faith lifts me above my fears.”

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

Prayer for Wednesday (Birth of Guru Nanak)

Today is the Sikh celebration of the Birth of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib, the first Sikh Guru, and the Bahá’í holiday of the Ascension of `Abdu’l-Bahá. Today also begins the Nativity Fast for Orthodox Christians.

Faith is the bird that sings
when the dawn is still dark.
Rabindranath Tagore

O my Lord, when will my eyes be decorated
with tears of love flowing constantly
when I chant Your holy name?

When will my voice choke up, and
when will the hairs of my body stand on end
at the recitation of Your name?

(Sikshastaka, 6th verse)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“My faith lifts me above my fears.”

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

Prayer for Tuesday

Faith is a knowledge within the heart,
beyond the reach of proof.”
~ Kahlil Gibran

Of course there is no way we can please everyone, Comforting Presence, my God, not only because we are full of imperfection, but also because human storms, like physical ones, sometimes come on unprovoked, and we just get caught in them. But you are shelter for us, Holy God, where we can find refuge under troubled skies. Your parenting view of us is sovereign, not dependent on others’ approval; it is a positive regard, not conditioned by other circumstances. For your steady, caring hand, we are thankful.
Amen.

(William Cleary)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“My faith lifts me above my fears.”

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

 

Prayer for Monday (Day of the Covenant)

Today is the Bahá’í celebration of the Day of the Covenant.

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Glory be unto Thee, O Lord, Thou Who hast brought into being all created things, through the power of Thy behest.

O Lord! Assist those who have renounced all else but Thee, and grant them a mighty victory. Send down upon them, O Lord, the concourse of the angels in heaven and earth and all that is between, to aid Thy servants, to succor and strengthen them, to enable them to achieve success, to sustain them, to invest them with glory, to confer upon them honor and exaltation, to enrich them and to make them triumphant with a wondrous triumph.

Thou art their Lord, the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord of all the worlds. Strengthen this Faith, O Lord, through the power of these servants, and cause them to prevail over all the peoples of the world; for they, of a truth, are Thy servants who have detached themselves from aught else but Thee, and Thou, verily, art the protector of true believers.

Grant Thou, O Lord, that their hearts may, through allegiance to this, Thine inviolable Faith, grow stronger than anything else in the heavens and on earth and in whatsoever is between them; and strengthen, O Lord, their hands with the tokens of Thy wondrous power that they may manifest Thy power before the gaze of all mankind.

(The Báb)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“My faith lifts me above my fears.”

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

Prayer for Sunday

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
~ Max Lucado, He Still Moves Stones

Lord, I believe:
I wish to believe in Thee.
Lord, let my faith be full and unreserved,
and let it penetrate my thought,
my way of judging Divine things and human things.
Lord, let my faith be joyful
and give peace and gladness to my spirit,
and dispose it for prayer with God
and conversation with men,
so that the inner bliss of its fortunate possession
may shine forth in sacred and secular conversation.
Lord, let my faith be humble and not presume
to be based on the experience of my thought and of my
feeling;
but let it surrender to the testimony of the Holy Spirit.

(from Catholic Online)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“My faith lifts me above my fears.”

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