Prayer for Saturday

The way to the shore
is through the sea within you.
~ Meeta Ahluwalia

O How may I ever express that secret word?
O how can I say He is not like this, and He is like that?
If I say that He is within me, the universe is ashamed:
If I say that He is without me, it is falsehood.
He makes the inner and the outer worlds to be indivisibly one;
The conscious and the unconscious, both are His footstools.
He is neither manifest nor hidden,
He is neither revealed nor unrevealed:
There are no words to tell that which He is.

(Kabir, Indian poet & mystic)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I have faith in the Universal Spirit and the Universal Spirit takes care of me.”

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

Prayer for Friday

God is willing to walk the earth again incarnate in us.
~ Eugenia Price, Early Will I Seek Thee

Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the wind, whose breath gives life to all the world. Hear me; I need your strength and wisdom. Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset. Make my hands respect the things you have made and my ears sharp to hear your voice make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught my people.

Help me to remain calm and strong in the face of all that comes towards me. Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock. Help me seek pure thoughts and act with the intention of helping others. Help me find compassion without empathy overwhelming me. I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy – Myself. Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes. So when life fades, as the fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame.

(Yellow Hawk, Sioux Chief)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I have faith in the Universal Spirit and the Universal Spirit takes care of me.”

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

Prayer for Thursday

Quiet the mind,
and the soul will speak.”
~ Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

The sound of wonder, the sound which observes the cries of the world
The supreme sound, the sound of the rising tide
The sound which goes beyond the sound of ordinary life
We should be permanently mindful of all of these

Every moment of mindfulness without doubt
The purity of the being of Avalokita*
Is the place where we need to take refuge
In times of danger and the suffering of death

Let us bow deeply to one
Who has laid the causes for every possible happiness
Who looks on the world with eyes of love
Whose ocean of well-being cannot be measured.

(from The Lotus Sutra)

* Avalokita or Avalokiteśvara (“Lord who looks down”) is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas.

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I have faith in the Universal Spirit and the Universal Spirit takes care of me.”

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

Prayer for Wednesday

You do not need to work to become spiritual.
You are spiritual; you need only to remember that fact.
Spirit is within you. God is within you.
~ Julia Cameron, God is No Laughing Matter

Great Spirit,

I feel you in the sun on my face.
I feel you in the wind through my hair.
I feel you in the earth beneath my feet.

I feel you in the laugh of a child.
I feel you in the smile on a stranger’s face.
I feel you in the hug of a brother.

I feel you in the silence of my mind.
I feel you in the beat of my heart.
I feel you in every breath I take.

Every moment is a moment with you,
so thank you for every blessing.

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I have faith in the Universal Spirit and the Universal Spirit takes care of me.”

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

Prayer for Tuesday

And remember,
no matter where you go,
there you are.
~ Confucius

Lord, make my soul
To mirror Thee,
Thyself alone
To shine in me,
That men may see
Thy love, Thy grace,
Nor note the glass
That shows Thy Face.

(Blanche Mary Kelly; Source: Holistic-online.com)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I have faith in the Universal Spirit and the Universal Spirit takes care of me.”

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

Prayer for Monday

Spirit is in a state of grace forever.
Your reality is only spirit.
Therefore you are in a state of grace forever.
~ A Course in Miracles

Dear lord of the holy kingdoms of life and light,
Let thy love be great.
Let all good overcome the evils of this world.
Let perfection be love.
Let love be perfection.
And let reason be the light to hatred’s darkness.
Let emotions heal the wounds of selfishness.
Let You be my energy, my restfulness, my everything
For I love You.

(Mandi Smith; Source: Holistic-online.com)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I have faith in the Universal Spirit and the Universal Spirit takes care of me.”

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

Prayer for Sunday (Eid al-Fitr)

Today is the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, ending the month of fasting. It is also the Eastern Orthodox Christian festival of the Transfiguration.

We are not human beings on a spiritual journey.
We are spiritual beings on a human journey.
~ Stephen Covey

Lord
may I ever speak
as though it were the last word that I can speak.
May I ever act
as though it were the last action that I can perform.
May I ever suffer
as though it were the last pain that I can offer.
May I ever pray
as though it were for me on earth
the last chance to speak to you.

(Chiara Lubich, The Focolare Movement, Italy)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I have faith in the Universal Spirit and the Universal Spirit takes care of me.”

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