Prayer for Friday

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan continues today.

Reflection is the lamp of the heart.
If it departs, the heart will have no light.
Imam ‘Abdallah ibn ‘Alawi al-Haddad

Oh Allah!
I consult You as You are all Knowing,
and I seek ability from Your power and I ask you for Your great favor,
for You have power,
but I do not,
and You have knowledge,
but I do not,
and You know all hidden matters.

Oh Allah!
If You know that this matter is good for me in my religion,
my livelihood and my life in the Hereafter,
then make it easy and bless it;
and if You know that this matter is evil for me in my religion,
my livelihood and my life in the Hereafter,
then keep it away from me and keep me away from it,
and choose what is good for me wherever it is,
and make me pleased with it.

(Prophet Muhammad – peace be upon him)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I rejoice for the success and abundance of others.”

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

 

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Prayer for Friday (Ramadan begins)

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins today. Muslims fast and refrain from certain activities from sunup to sundown for the whole month of Ramadan.

Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder.
Help someone’s soul heal.
Walk out of your house like a shepherd.
~ Rumi

O Allah be pleased with my fasts, in this month, as
Thou gives credit to those who sincerely observe
fasts; and be pleased with my special night prayers,
in this month, as Thou gives credit to those who pray
sincerely in the night; direct me to be on guard and
pay attention to free myself from the lethargy of
forgetfulness; O God of the worlds overlook my
wrongdoings, and grant amnesty to me, O He who
shows sympathy to the wrongdoers.

(a Prayer for first day of Ramadan)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I have the energy and passion to make my thoughts reality.”

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

Prayer for Sunday (Lailat al Miraj)

Today is Lailat al-Miraj in Islam.

Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly,
but the bumblebee doesn’t know that
so it goes on flying anyway.
~ Mary Kay Ash

My dear ALLAH, when I lose hope,
Help me to remember that your love
is greater than my disappointments,
And your plans for my life
are better than my dreams.

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I have the energy and passion to make my thoughts reality.”

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

Prayer for Tuesday (Declaration of the Bab)

The Bahá’í holiday of the Declaration of the Báb begins this evening.

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth you are weeping
for that which has been your delight.
~ Kahlil Gibran

From the earth did We create you,
and into it shall We return you,
and from it shall We bring you out once again.
~ Qur’an 20:55 (Surah Ta-Ha)

O Allah, ease upon him his matters,
and make light for him whatever comes hereafter,
and honor him with Your meeting
and make that which he has gone to better than that which he came out from.

(Muslim funeral prayer)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I trust in the process of life.”

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

Prayer for Tuesday

I have lived on the lip of insanity,
wanting to know reasons,
knocking on a door. It opens.
I’ve been knocking from the inside!
~ Jelaluddin Rumi

In Thy name, Lord, I lay me down and
in Thy name will I rise up…

O Allah,
Thou art the first and before Thee there is nothing;
Thou art the last and after Thee there is nothing;

Thou art the outmost and above Thee there is nothing;
Thou art the inmost and below Thee there is nothing….

Waken me, O Allah, in the hour most pleasing to Thee
and use me in the works most pleasing to Thee,
that Thou mayest bring me ever nearer to Thyself.

(Muslim bedtime prayer)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am open and accepting of others.”

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

Prayer for Saturday (Milad un Nabi)

Today is the day that many Muslims celebrate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah’s Peace be upon him.)

My Lord, grant me wisdom, and include me with the righteous.
Let the example I set for the future generations be a good one.
Make me one of the inheritors of the blissful Paradise…
And do not forsake me on the Day of Resurrection.

(Qur’an, Surah Al-Shuara 83-85, 87)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am dependable, honest, and dedicated.”

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

Starting this week we will post a new affirmation on Sunday for the week
instead of every day.

Prayer for Friday

God is the light of the heavens and the earth. The likeness of His light is as a niche where a lamp burns — the lamp in a glass and the glass, as it were, a star for brilliance. The lamp is kindled from a blessed tree, an olive neither of the east nor the west, the oil of which is almost incandescent of itself without the touch of fire. Light upon light. God guides to His light whom He wills.

(Qur’an, Surah 24:35, Al-Noor)

It is glory enough for me
That I should be your servant.
It is grace enough for me
That You should be my Lord.

(Arabic prayer)

Today’s Affirmation:

“All things are possible when you are with God.”

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