Prayer for Saturday

The soul is larger than the body.
It is not carried within the body, but carries the body within it.
~ Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God, Book 3

A torch in the darkness,
A staff during my weakness,
A rock in the weariness of life,
Thou, my Master, makest earth a paradise.
Thy thought giveth me unearthly joy,
Thy light illuminateth my life’s path,
Thy words inspire me with divine wisdom,
I follow in thy footsteps, which lead me to the eternal goal.
Comforter of the broken-hearted,
Support of those in need,
Friend of the lovers of truth,
Blessed Master, thou art the Prophet of God.

(Nabi prayer by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am a Divine Being manifesting as my Self every day.”

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

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Prayer for Tuesday

The Jewish holiday of Sukkot continues today.

If you want to find God,
hang out in the space between your thoughts.
~ Alan Cohen

Today, like every other day,
we wake up empty and frightened.
Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading.
Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

(Jelaluddin Rumi)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I receive guidance and insight through meditation.”

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

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 Tuesday

I simply believe that some part of the human Self or Soul
is not subject to the laws of space and time.
~ Carl Jung

Invocation
Toward the One,
the Perfection of Love, Harmony, and Beauty,
the Only Being,
United with all the Illuminated Souls,
Who form the Embodiment of the Master,
the Spirit of Guidance.

Morning Prayer
O Thou, Who art the Maker, Molder, and Builder of the universe,
Build with Thine own hands the Universel,
Our Temple for Thy divine Message of Love, Harmony, and Beauty.
Amen.

(Sufi prayers from Sufi Order International – North America)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I now live in the totality of possibilities.”

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

Prayer for Monday

Today, like every other day,
we wake up empty and frightened.
Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading.
Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

(Jelaluddin Rumi – 13th century Sufi mystic)

O love, O pure deep love, be here, be now.
Be all; worlds dissolve into your stainless endless radiance,
Frail living leaves burn with you brighter than cold stars;
Make me your servant, your breath, your core.

(Jelaluddin Rumi)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I am strong and secure.”

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

Prayer for Thursday

Beloved Lord, Almighty God!
Through the rays of the sun,
Through the waves of the air.
Through the All-pervading Life in space,
Purify and revivify me, and, I pray,
Heal my body, heart, and soul.
Amen.
(Sufi Healing Prayer)

May the Blessings of God rest upon you,
May God’s Peace abide with you,
May God’s Presence illuminate your hearts,
Now and forever more.
Amen.
(Sufi blessing)

Prayer for Wednesday

O Thou, Who art the Perfection of Love, Harmony, and Beauty,
Lord of heaven and earth,
Open our hearts, that we may hear Thy Voice,
Which constantly comes from within.

Disclose to us Thy Divine Light, which is hidden in our souls,
That we may know and understand life better.

Most Merciful and Compassionate God,
Give us Thy great Goodness,
Teach us Thy loving Forgiveness,
Raise us above the distinctions and differences which divide.

Send us the Peace of Thy Divine Spirit,
And unite us all in Thy Perfect Being.

Amen.

(Khatum prayer by Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan)