Friday, November 21, 2014

A Blessing Based on Gandhi's Principles



Oh God, bless this food 
we are about to receive. 
Give bread to those who hunger; 
and hunger for justice to us who have bread.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Prayer for Human Beings (Not Human Doings)


Just to be is a blessing.
Just to live is holy.

~Abraham Heschel


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Monday, November 17, 2014

Interfaith Prayer-Poem of Thanksgiving





For each new morning with its light
For rest and the shelter of the night
For health, for food, for love 
and for friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends…
We are grateful! AMEN

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Friday, November 14, 2014

10 Great Quotes on Gratitude




1 Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality. ~Alfred Painter

2 When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs? ~G.K. Chesterton


3 He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. ~Epictetus

4 You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance. ~Khalil Gibran

5 I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~ G.K. Chesterton

6 "Enough” is a feast. ~ Buddhist proverb

7 Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance. ~ Eckhart Tolle 

8 It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment." ~ Naomi Williams 

9 You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. ~G.K. Chesterton

10 This a wonderful day. I've never seen this one before. ~ Maya Angelou

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Prayer for Inspiration Before an Astrology Reading …



... or Other Spiritual Consultations

Cosmic Mother/Father/Friend: 
Align our hearts and minds  
with universal wisdom. 
Let us breathe in what we need to know, 
open our minds to divine inspiration 
and ask that our hearts and minds let go 
so that, together, we can easily find the path 
where we need to grow.
And so it is ...




© 2000 by Joyce Mason

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Native American Prayer for Peace







O Great Spirit of our Ancestors

I raise my pipe to you.

To your messengers the four winds, and

to Mother Earth who provides

for your children.

Give us the wisdom to teach our children

to love, to respect, and to be kind to each

other so that they may grow

with peace in mind.

Let us learn to share all good things that 

you provide for us on this Earth.


~~~ 

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Jewish Prayer for the Earth




How wonderful, O Lord,
are the works of Your hands!
The heavens declare Your glory,
the arch of the sky displays Your handiwork.
In Your love you have given us the power
to behold the beauty of Your world
robed in all its splendor.
The sun and the stars, the valleys and hills,
the rivers and lakes all disclose Your presence.
the roaring breakers of the sea
tell of Your awesome might;
the beasts of the fields and the birds of the air
bespeak Your wondrous will.
In Your goodness You have made us able to hear
the music of the world.
The voices of loved ones reveal to us
that You are in our midst.
A divine voice sings through all creation. 

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