Prayer for Saturday

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves
come when life seems most challenging.
~ Joseph Campbell

Do not look forward to the changes and chances of this life in fear;
rather look to them with full hope that, as they arise,
God will deliver you out of them.
He has kept you hitherto, do you but hold fast to His dear hand,
and He will you safely through all things;
and, when you cannot stand, He will bear you in His arms.
Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow;
the same everlasting Father who cares for you today
will take care of you tomorrow and every day.
Either He will shield you from suffering,
or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.

(St. Francis de Sales)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I possess an abundance of creativity and energy.”

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

 

Prayer for Friday

If I had understood, as I do now,
that in this little palace of my soul dwelt so great a King,
I would not have left Him alone so often.
~St. Teresa of Avila

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Thank you God, thank you Jesus (or Muhammad or whomever you praise) for everything and for another great day in which everything is perfect and wonderful. Please help good things to keep happening and please bless (my wife/husband, my children and immediate family– per your circumstances) and me. Please infuse our hearts, minds bodies and souls with your Divine Energy, please help our bodies to have only happy healthy cells and your Divine Energy. Help us to always be happy, healthy and prosperous.
So we are and so it is.

(adapted from prayers at Prayer Improves Life)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I possess an abundance of creativity and energy.”

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

Prayer for Thursday

If any of you lacks wisdom,
let him ask of God,
who gives to all generously and without reproach.
~ Epistle of James 1:5

Dear Lord, meeting with you in morning prayer uplifts me and gets my day off to a good start. For I know You hear my words and will show understanding to my hopes and needs. All through this day, Blessed Lord, please guide me safely and surely wherever I go, whatever I do. Help me to reach my goals. I ask this not only for myself, but for all people. We want You close beside us today and always. Amen.

(adapted from Prayers – Guidance and Wisdom, Cathedral of St. Matthew)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I possess an abundance of creativity and energy.”

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

Prayer for Wednesday

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
~ Lao Tzu

We have awoken, and all of creation has awoken, for Allah, Lord of all the Worlds. Allah, I ask You for the best the day has to offer, victory, support, light, blessings and guidance; and I seek refuge in You from the evil in it, and the evil to come after it.

(Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I possess an abundance of creativity and energy.”

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

 

Prayer for Tuesday

Though we can’t always see it at the time,
if we look upon events with some perspective,
we see things always happen for our best interests.
We are always being guided in a way
better than we know ourselves.
~ Swami Satchidananda

Aum, Shri Ganeshaya namah — Ganapati, Lord of Ganas. I, too, am a deva under Your command. I know I can never ever separate myself from the intricate mind of the supreme intelligence. O Lord who destroys the obstacles of His devotees, grant me protection, guidance and help in this hour of need.
(Devotee states his need or trouble.)
Aum, Ganesha sharanam. Grant me Your grace, sharanam Ganesha.

(Hindu prayer in time of need)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I possess an abundance of creativity and energy.”

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

Prayer for Monday

You need to trust
To surrender
To ask for guidance
Go within for the answers
They’re within you
You have the answers
All you need do is ask
~ Karen Hackel, The Whisper of Your Soul

Govern everything by your wisdom, O Lord,
so that my soul may always be serving you
in the way you will and not as I choose.
Let me die to myself so that I may serve you;
let me live to you who are life itself.
Amen.

(St. Teresa of Avila)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I possess an abundance of creativity and energy.”

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

Prayer for Sunday

There are many Paths,
but only one Ending Place.
~ Johanān Vatés

My Lord God,
I have no idea where I am going.

I do not sense the road ahead of me.
Nor do I really know myself,
And the fact that I think I am following your will
Does not mean that I am actually doing so.

But I believe that the desire to please you
Does in fact please you.

And I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this,
You will lead me by the right road
Though I may know nothing about it.

Therefore will I trust you always,
Though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.

I will not fear, for you are ever with me,
And you will never leave me to face my struggles alone.

(Thomas Merton)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I possess an abundance of creativity and energy.”

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