The 2014 prayer and gratitude posts bear repeating! Last week we reprised the 2013 gratitude posts. This week, it’s same time last year with plenty of offerings to center and inspire you—to help you say Thank God, Goddess, All That Is—in many eclectic, multicultural ways.
Prayers and Gratitude Posts From 2014
Throughout this series, I’m going to invite you to substitute whatever is comfortable for you when it comes to describing Higher Power: God, Goddess, All That Is, Spirit, the Universe—or fill in the blank.
My Morning Prayer (2-Nov-14)
“Bless this day … my path … my human family.”
“Let me be willing to see the big picture in all things …”
A Simple Poem and Grace (5-Nov-14)
A poem by Rumi (“Let the beauty of love be what we do…,” a simple grace and photo that say it all.
Universal Grace Before Meals (6-Nov-14)
“Bless us, Pure Love, and these your gifts …”
Adapted from Catholic grace
Chalice Grace with Gestures (7-Nov-14)
“I lift my eyes up and open my arms in thanks …”
Jewish Prayer for the Earth (10-Nov-14)
“How wonderful, O Lord, are the works of Your hands!”
A Native American Prayer for Peace (11-Nov-14)
“O Great Spirit of our Ancestors, I raise my pipe to you.
To your messengers the four winds, and to Mother Earth who provides …”
…or Other Spiritual Consultations
10 Great Quotes on Gratitude (14-Nov-14)
"Enough” is a feast. ~ Buddhist proverb
Interfaith Prayer-Poem of Thanksgiving (17-Nov-14)
By Ralph Waldo Emerson
A Prayer for Human Beings, Not Human Doings (19-Nov-14)
A two-liner by Abraham Heschel and a photo that say it all.
A Blessing (Grace) Based on Ghandi’s Principles (21-Nov-14)
“Oh, God, bless this food we are about to receive …”
How to make every day of the year Thanksgiving by way of gratitude journals, websites and other tools for cultivating our awareness of being blessed.
Buddhist Blessing (25-Nov-14)
“May I feel safe … happy …”
Native American Thanksgiving Prayer (26-Nov-14)
“Great and Mystery of Life, Creator of All Things …”
Chant at the End of Our Prayers (28-Nov-14)
A modified pagan prayer for sending up a series of prayers to the universe for their highest good. A great finale for group prayer gatherings.
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