Prayer for Saturday

Anyone can get a job, but do you have a purpose?
~ Tom Butler-Bowdon

Order our lives by your wisdom, and care for our needs by your bounty.
Enable us to live in peace with one another, so that we can help each other in our work.
Take from us all threat of war and famine.
Make our animals fat and healthy, and make our crops grow abundantly.
In each village set a man of honesty as chief, and let every person respect his authority.
Above all, make us holy in all our thoughts and words and deeds.

(Zarathustra [Zoroaster], 6th century BC)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am now absolutely clear about the specific results I want
in every area of my life.”

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

Prayer for Friday

I believe that I am not responsible for the meaningfulness or meaninglessness of life,
but that I am responsible for what I do with the life I’ve got.
~ Hermann Hesse

I do not ask for fame, for a high position in society, for a palace in which to live.
I do not ask for the company of clever and witty people.
Such ambitions mean nothing to me.
I desire only you, Lord of life.

Your love makes my heart melt like butter.
Your grace gives a taste like honey on my tongue.
Your goodness is as soft as silk upon my skin.
Your beauty makes my eyes sparkle with joy.
I want nothing but you.

(Tamil Prayer by Manikka Vasahar, 8th century)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am now absolutely clear about the specific results I want
in every area of my life.”

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

Prayer for Thursday

We’re on this planet for too short a time.
And at the end of the day, what’s more important?
Knowing that a few meaningless figures balanced –
or knowing that you were the person you wanted to be?
~ Sophie Kinsella

O our Father, the Sky, hear us
and make us strong.

O our Mother the Earth, hear us
and give us support.

O Spirit of the East,
send us your Wisdom.

O Spirit of the South,
may we tread your path of life.

O Spirit of the West,
may we always be ready for the long journey.

O Spirit of the North, purify us
with your cleansing winds.

(Sioux prayer)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am now absolutely clear about the specific results I want
in every area of my life.”

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

Prayer for Wednesday (12th Day of Ridvan)

Today is the 12th and final day of the Bahá’í holiday of Ridván. It is also the Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev in the Sikh faith.

To be what we are,
and to become what we are capable of becoming,
is the only end of life.”
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

O Thou Whose face is the object of my adoration, Whose beauty is my sanctuary, Whose habitation is my goal, Whose praise is my hope, Whose providence is my companion, Whose love is the cause of my being, Whose mention is my solace, Whose nearness is my desire, Whose presence is my dearest wish and highest aspiration, I entreat Thee not to withhold from me the things Thou didst ordain for the chosen ones among Thy servants. Supply me, then, with the good of this world and of the next.

Thou, truly, art the King of all men. There is no God but Thee, the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Generous.

(Bahá’u’lláh)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am now absolutely clear about the specific results I want
in every area of my life.”

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

Prayer for Tuesday (Beltane)

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all;
there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning,
an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.
~ Anaïs Nin

I drop my fears into your ocean
and watch them sink from sight.
I place my fears on your broad Earth
and see them rot away.
I put my fears into your hands
and they are no more.
When you offer your arms to me,
Lady, your hands hold nothing but love.

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am now absolutely clear about the specific results I want
in every area of my life.”

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

Prayer for Monday (Maidyozarem)

Life has no meaning.
Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life.
It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.
~ Joseph Campbell

Eternal Wisdom,
source of life and grace,
bless all who are seeking
the meaning of life.
Endow them with courage
to risk the unknown.
Bless them with wonder
to be still and rejoice.
Anoint them with wisdom
to understand the potential
of their dreams.
Blessed is your name,
now and evermore. Amen.

(Adapted from “Prayers of Our Hearts” © 1991 Vienna Cobb Anderson)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am now absolutely clear about the specific results I want
in every area of my life.”

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

Prayer for Sunday

Everyone has own reason for being here, unique to him or her.
Like your fingerprint is unique. Like your DNA is unique.
One responsibility [of yours] is discover why you are here.
~ Trixie Koontz, Dog, from Bliss to You

God of love,
Be with us as we begin this week
in Your name.

God of fire and Spirit of Wisdom,
I offer myself to You again
to give witness to Your love
in the world, this week.

(Source: Caritas, the virtual house of prayer)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am now absolutely clear about the specific results I want
in every area of my life.”

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