Prayer for Wednesday (Ghambar Paitishem)

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
~ Louise Hay

As the Ahu is excellent, so is the Ratu (one who rules) from his sanctity,
a creator of mental goodness, and of life’s actions done for Mazda;
and the Kingdom is for Ahura, which to the poor may offer a nurturer.

What is Your Kingdom, Your riches;
how may I be Your own in my actions,
to nourish Your poor, O Mazda?
Beyond; yea, beyond all we declare You.

To that man ye give both splendor and glory,
with health and vigor of the body and prominence of form;
yea, to him ye give possessions which entail abundant glory,
and a legitimate scion, and a long enduring life,
and Heaven at the last, the best life of the saints, shining, all glorious.

What is Your Kingdom, Your riches;
how may I be Your own in my actions,
to nourish Your poor, O Mazda?
Beyond; yea, beyond all we declare You.

(Zoroastrian manthras for healing, Yasna 27:13-14, 68:11)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am a spiritual being having a human experience.”

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

Prayer for Monday (Khordad Sal)

We praise Sraosha1, the Holy, the beautiful, the victorious, bringer of prosperity to the world, the Righteous One, the Lord of Righteousness. Ahunavar protects the body.

(from the Shrosh Bãz in the Khordeh Avesta,
the prayer book of Zoroatrians)

Ahuna Vairya (also known as Ahunavar)
Whereas he shall be chosen by the world, so, according to Truth,
the judgement of deeds done by the world in Good Faith is yielded to Mazdā2,
and the Power of the Ahura3 whom they shall assign as pastor to the poor.

(most sacred of the hymns of Zoroastrianism)

1 Sroasha is a minor deity in the Zoroastrian pantheon, frequently called “Voice of Conscience”
2 Mazdā is the primary Ahura (see next footnote) in the Zoroastrian pantheon
3 Ahuras are the major deities in the Zoroastrian pantheon

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am a source of love and inspiration for my family and friends.”

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

Prayer for Friday

In the name of God, bestower of all good things, the generous spirited, and loving. Here we revere Ahura Mazda who created the animals and grains, who created waters, and plants who created lights of the sky and the earth and all good things.

(Zoroastrian blessing before a meal)
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May the Lord accept this, our offering, and bless our food that it may bring us strength in our body, vigor in our mind, and selfless devotion in our hearts for His service.

(Hindu meal blessing by Swami Paramananda)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“My body is healthier and stronger everyday.”

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

Prayer for Sunday

He who, in the first beginning, thus thought:
“Let the glorious heavens be clothed in light,”
He, by His supreme Understanding, created the principles of Truth and Right,
Enabling mortals thereby to maintain the Good Mind.

O Wise Lord, O ever-the-same Ahura,
By Thy Holy Spirit make these realms to flourish!
And so may we be like those making the world progress towards perfection;
May the Lord and His Angels help us and guide our efforts through Truth.

(The Divine Songs of Zarathustra II, 23)

Today’s Affirmation:

“My soul is beautiful.”

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

Prayer for Monday

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.

(Zoroaster, 6th century BC, Persia)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I have the power to realize my goals.”

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

Prayer for Monday

With bended knees, with hands outstretched, do I yearn for the effective
expression of the holy spirit working within me:

For this love and understanding, truth and justice; for wisdom to know the
apparent from the real that I might alleviate the sufferings of men on earth.

God is love, understanding, wisdom, and virtue. Let us love one another,
let us practice mercy and forgiveness, let us have peace, born of fellow-feeling.

Let my joy be of altruistic living, of doing good to others. Happiness is unto
him from who happiness proceeds to any other human being.

(Zoroastrian prayer)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I attract fun and amusing experiences. “

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

Prayer for Monday (Khordad Sal)

Doa Tan-Dorostri (Zoroastrian blessing)

In the name of God, the bestower, the giver, the benevolent!

May there be health and long life, complete Glory giving righteousness! May the visible Yazads1 and the invisible Yazads and the seven Amashaspands2 come to your fair offering.

May your household be happy, may there be blessing! May there be happiness among the people of the religion of Zartosht3! We beseech you, Lord, to grant to the present ruler, to all the community, and to all those of the Good Religion, health and fair repute.

May [all] live for a thousand years! [God] Keep them long happy, long healthy, long just! Keep them thus, keep them caring for the deserving! Keep them living and abiding for many years and countless hours! A hundred thousand blessings upon them!

May the year be auspicious, the day fortunate, the month propitious in all these years and days and months!

For many years keep you worthy to perform worship and utter prayers, to give charity and offerings, being just. May you have health to fulfill all your duties! May you be liberal, kind and good!

May it be so, may it be more so, may it be according to the wish of the Yazads and the Amashaspands!

(Adapted from the KHORDA AVESTA (Book of Common Prayer); Source: Avesta – Zoroastrian Archives )

1 Created spiritual being, angel
2 lit. ‘Beneficent Immortals’, the highest spiritual beings created by God
3 Parsi name for Zarathustra, the founder of Zoroastrianism.