|May today let there be peace
within you. May you trust God
that you are exactly where you
are meant to be.
|Father, I ask you to bless my friends,
relatives and email buddies
reading this right now.
Show them a new revelation
of your love and power.
Holy spirit, I ask you to minister
to their spirit at this very moment.
Where there is pain,
give them your peace and mercy.
Where there is self-doubt,
release a renewed confidence
through your grace
In Jesus' precious name.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
That never was it known
that any one who fled to thy protection,
Implored thy help
or sought thy intercession, was left
unaided. Inspired with this confidence,
I fly unto thee,
O Virgin of virgins my Mother;
to thee do I come, before thee
I stand, sinful and sorrowful;
O Mother of they Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
( Note : This one has always been my very
favorite prayers -
she has been a special Lady to me )
Great Spirit – Grant that I may not
criticize my neighbor….
until I have walked a mile
in his moccasins.
(My Dads favorite Prayer )
|Hindu Prayer for Peace
Oh God, lead us from the unreal to the Real.Oh God, lead us from darkness
to light.Oh God, lead us from death to immortality.Shanti, Shanti, Shanti
unto all.Oh Lord God almighty, may there be peace in celestial regions.
May there be peace on earth May the waters be appeasing. May herbs be
wholesome, and may trees and plants bring peace to all. May all
beneficent beings bring peace to us.May thy Vedic Law propagate peace
all through the world.May all things be a source of peace to us. And may
thy peace itself, bestow peace on all,and may that peace come to me also.
|Let us know peace.
For as long as the moon shall rise,
For as long as the rivers shall flow,
For as long as the sun will shine,
For as long as the grass shall grow,
Let us know peace.
-- A CHEYENNE INDIAN
Oh God, You are Peace.
From You comes Peace,
To You Returns Peace.
Revive us with a salutation of Peace,
and lead us to your abode of Peace.
|Prayer When Your Are Depressed
By: Dr. Walter L. Weston
God, life seems so bleak and useless right now.
I don't have any energy.
I have no ambition to do much of anything.
I am really feeling down.
I feel "down on" myself and "down on" everyone
around me. Even as I pray, I don't sense your presence.
I am going through the motions,
knowing that you are still with me.
I know that I am sacred and precious
but they are just words right now.
I know that my life has been worthwhile,
full of many wonderful people and experiences,
much happiness and joy.
I feel little of this right now.
God, all I can do is affirm the goodness of life
and try to hold on
until the darkness is replaced by your light and love.
Help me to spot the lies
that my depressed emotions are telling me.
Life is good. I am good.
You are good. Grant me hope.
My loved ones love me.
Life will be beautiful again.
Soon, I will see the beauty around me again.
Soon, I will again know vitality and purpose,
happiness and love.
Until then, give me the strength and hope
to survive this day.
Help me to smile and laugh,
even if just for a moment.
Be my strength and salvation.
I ask you to restore me and make me whole.
Fill me with the Word and the Spirit
that I might be recreated anew.
I praise and thank you.
|I have a personal philosophy about religion that I
have developed just since talking to so many of
different faiths here on the internet - I truly
believe - that our God is the same - whether we
call him Jesus, or Shree Rama, or Allah, or Jehovah
or Buddha. The similarities in the stories of our
faith are striking, it seems the names have changed,
or the book maybe - but its all very familiar.
My own personal observation, just wanted to share.
Take it for what its worth.
|The little plans I tried to carry
O' Dear God.
But, I will not sorrow
I will pause a little while
And try again tomorrow.
|Hold on to what is good,
even if it's a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe,
Even if it's a tree that stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do,
Even if it's a long way from here.
Hold on to your life,
Even if it's easier to let go.
Hold on to my hand,
Even if I've gone away from you.
Pueblo Indian Prayer
Prayer to St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be
as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal
|Religions are different roads
converging upon the same point
What does it matter that
we take different roads,
so long as we reach
the same goal.