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    Quote Originally Posted by winter rose View Post
    This one totally embodies everything I could ever ask of God or of my religion and spirituality. It's by Mother Teresa.

    Dear Jesus, help us to spread Your fragrance everywhere we go.
    Flood our souls with Your spirit and life.
    Penetrate and possess our whole being, so utterly,
    That our lives may only be a radiance of Yours.
    Shine through us, and be so in us,
    That every soul we come in contact with may feel Your presence in our soul.
    Let them look up and see no longer us, but only Jesus!
    Stay with us, and then we shall begin to shine as You shine;
    So to shine as to be a light to others.
    The light O Jesus will be all from You, none of it will be ours;
    It will be You, shining on others through us.
    Let us thus praise You without preaching, not by words but by our example,
    By the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what we do,
    The evident fullness of the love our hearts bear to You. Amen.
    So beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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    Ok I have a lot of prayers to share- I've been collecting them! Hope they help!:

    Prayer for Guidance, Inspiration, and Protection
    To the Holy Powers that be
    I humbly ask of thee
    To Guide me, Inspire me, Protect me
    Lead me only to the Light
    For the Truth is Eternal, Amen.


    Enlightenment Prayer
    Mother and Father God, hear my prayer........
    Send to me your tender love and your powerful care........
    Enlighten my soul by your universal command,
    mould it with unconditional love by your very hands...............
    Send to me a Guardian angel pure and strong,
    So that I have guidance to endure my whole path long...........
    Grant to me inner light which shines from me round about,
    Allow my life to become an example for those who live in spiritual doubt....................
    Send to me universal power when my aura and I become weak,
    Allow me to understand when I encounter those not yet awake...............
    Oh Mother and Father God, I do give to you my vows,
    Without you in my life I know I would be unenlightened and proud...............
    I will remember the innocent blood, and the martyrs, who persevered,
    And how the Blood of many brought enlightenment through the tears......................
    I will remember unconditional love as you have remembered me,

    Oh Mother and Father God, I offer my life as the precious gift you seek................
    I will be tolerant with the zealots, and other religions too, no matter how
    wrong they believe I am, they will know my soul belongs to you...............
    Thank You Mother And Father God And So Mote It Be!


    Good Friday Prayer
    I reflect on this day, that you, Jesus, were wrongly persecuted and severely punished for your beliefs, and that you have done this for all mankind. I hold in my heart daily, your teachings of love and forgiveness and kindness to all people and animals of God's creation.
    Please forgive me , Jesus, for not worshipping in any church, for I feel most are corrupt and do not practice wholly your teachings of Universal Love and Forgiveness. The Church says I am an infidel for honoring nature and the seasons. Why would this make me a non-believer if all that is Earth and the Universe is of God's creation? I do not deny you in my life. Please understand that my embrace of witchcraft and nature are not in disrespect of you, but that I yearn for teachings of love from many different sources. I include you in my daily prayers along with The Goddess/The Holy Mother, God The Great Spirit, and all the spirit guides and animal spirits. My goal in life is to learn unconditional love, patience and to forgive those who have caused me any pain. I pray for all my loved ones and hope they all find happiness and health.
    Blessed Be.


    Good Morning Prayer
    You that have been here
    Before time began,
    Maker of water,
    Air, fire & sand,
    Lend to me your
    Your Sacred Hand,
    And fill me with your Love.
    You who are both,
    Female and male,
    Teach me on
    A larger scale,
    Of your Love,
    Both bright and pale,
    Just as the Moon above.
    I beg of Thee,
    Close not your arms,
    But embrace me,
    From hatred and harm
    To which your Earth,
    It sometimes alarms,
    I pray this prayer to Thee.
    You teach me not,
    To harm the good,
    Nor harm the bad,
    When I feel I should.
    But at your command,
    I never would,
    As I know The Rule of Three.
    In the morning,
    Fill my heart.
    And through this day,
    Please do not part.
    The Moon and Stars,
    They are your art,
    That shows your Guiding Light.
    In daily life,
    And in my home,
    I know that I,
    Am not alone.
    And so I Craft,
    Until I'm shown,
    Your Blessings in my life.
    Amen.

    Prayer for Strength
    This day God gives me Strength of high heaven,
    Sun and Moon shining, Flame in my hearth,
    Flashing of lightning, Wind in its swiftness,
    Deeps of the ocean, Firmness of Earth.
    This day God sends me Strength as my mainstay.
    So may it be.

    Prayer of Praise
    Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

    Pre-Ritual Prayer
    In the name of the Holy, Blessed, and Glorious Trinity, proceed we to our work in these mysteries to accomplish that which we desire; we therefore, in the names aforesaid, consecrate this piece of ground for our defense, so that no spirit whatsoever shall be able to break these boundaries, neither be able to cause injury nor detriment to any of us here assembled: but that they may be compelled to stand before this Circle, and answer truly our demands, so far as it pleaseth Him who liveth for ever and ever; and who says, I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, which is, and which was and which is to come, the Almighty; I am the First and the Last, who am living and was dead; and behold I live for ever and ever; and I have the keys of Death and Hell. Bless O Lord! this creature of earth wherein we stand; confirm O God! Thy strength in us, so that neither the adversary nor any evil thing may cause us to fail, through the merits of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    "We are such stuff as dreams are made on. . . "
    The Tempest-IV

    "I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world. I believe that they are all God-given and I believe that they were necessary for the people to whom these religions were revealed. And I believe that if only we could all of us read the scriptures of the different faiths from the standpoints of the followers of these faiths, we should find that they were at bottom all one and were all helpful to one another. "
    Mahatma Gandhi

    "...for I believe that which is sacred does not care by which name it is called."
    Gwynneve

    “Stand at the crossroads and look
    Ask for the ancient paths
    Ask where the good way is
    And walk in it."
    Jeremiah 6:16

    "What makes a religion false? If any religion is right, then maybe they all have to be right. Maybe God doesn't care how you say your prayers, just as long as you say them."
    Jeffrey Sinclair


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    A prayer my best friend in high school wrote as an assignment (not, we went to a catholic high school and the teach of this class was a Monk)

    Mary, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That's what's important! Valor pleases you, Mary... so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!

    Some of you might recognise it's source

    Our ignorance is not so vast as our failure to use what we know. ~ M. King Hubbert

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    Prayer Against the Powers of Darkness
    On Terra (earth) in this fateful hour
    I place all Heaven with its power
    the sun with its brightness
    the snow with its whiteness
    the fire with all the strength it hath
    the lightning with its rapid wrath
    the winds with their swiftness along their path
    the sea with its deepness
    the rocks with their steepness
    the earth with it starkness
    all these I place
    With God's almighty help and grace
    between myself and the powers of darkness.

    Amen.

    Encircling Prayer
    The Sacred Three my fortress be
    Encircling me.
    Come and be round
    My hearth and my home.

    Amen.

    Hail to the Holy One Prayer
    Hail to the Holy One who is everywhere.
    In the day He is our King.
    We lift our eyes upon his throne and see his golden crown.
    The world is awaken by His warmth and given strength for the day.
    Hail to the Holy One, our King..
    Hail to the Holy One who is everywhere.
    In the night She is our Queen.
    We lift our eyes upon her throne and see the light of Her tender love.
    We watch Her birth, life, and death, and follow Her path to re-birth.
    Hail to the Holy One, our Queen.

    Amen.

    Prayer for the Salvation of the World
    Father, hear my prayers for the salvation of the world. Grant Mercy to all souls that turned away from you. Open their hearts and minds with your light. Gather your children from the east and the west, from the north and the south. Have mercy, O God on those who do not know you. Bring them out of darkness into your light. You are our saving God who leads us in our salvation. Protect us from evil. Bless and praise you O Lord, hear our prayers and answer us. You, our Savior, are the hope of all the ends of the Earth and the distant seas. May your way be known upon the Earth; among all nations your salvation. I put the world in your hands; fill us with your love. Grant us peace through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

    Prayer of Service
    May I become at all times, both now and forever
    A protector for those wihtout protection
    A guide for those who have lost their way
    A ship for those with oceans to cross
    A bridge for those with rivers to cross
    A sanctuary for those in danger
    A lamp for those without light
    A place of refuge for those who lack shelter
    And a servant to all in need.
    Amen.

    Different Takes on The Lord’s Prayer
    Oh Thou, from whom the breath of life comes,
    who fills all realms of sound, light and vibration.

    May Your light be experienced in my utmost holiest.

    Your Heavenly Domain approaches.

    Let Your will come true - in the universe (all that vibrates)
    just as on earth (that is material and dense).

    Give us wisdom (understanding, assistance) for our daily need,

    detach the fetters of faults that bind us, (karma)
    like we let go the guilt of others.

    Let us not be lost in superficial things (materialism, common temptations),

    but let us be freed from that what keeps us off from our true purpose.

    From You comes the all-working will, the lively strength to act,
    the song that beautifies all and renews itself from age to age.

    Sealed in trust, faith and truth.
    (I confirm with my entire being)

    AMEN
    O Birther! Father- Mother of the Cosmos
    Focus your light within us - make it useful.
    Create your reign of unity now-
    through our fiery hearts and willing hands
    Help us love beyond our ideals
    and sprout acts of compassion for all creatures.
    Animate the earth within us: we then
    feel the Wisdom underneath supporting all.
    Untangle the knots within
    so that we can mend our hearts' simple ties to each other.
    Don't let surface things delude us,
    But free us from what holds us back from our true purpose.
    Out of you, the astonishing fire,
    Returning light and sound to the cosmos.
    AMEN
    O cosmic Birther of all radiance and vibration. Soften the ground of our being and carve out a space within us where your Presence can abide.
    Fill us with your creativity so that we may be empowered to bear the fruit of your mission.
    Let each of our actions bear fruit in accordance with our desire.
    Endow us with the wisdom to produce and share what each being needs to grow and flourish.
    Untie the tangled threads of destiny that bind us, as we release others from the entanglement of past mistakes.
    Do not let us be seduced by that which would divert us from our true purpose, but illuminate the opportunities of the present moment.
    For you are the ground and the fruitful vision, the birth, power and fulfillment, as all is gathered and made whole once again.
    AMEN

    Cast Away Negativity Prayer
    Cast away all doubt and fears,
    That drag the spirit down.
    Cast away all sorrow's tears,
    That leave the soul to drown.
    Cast away all darkest things,
    Shadows of the self.
    Cast away all painfull stings,
    That wound the heart so well.
    Gather up all that to rid,
    And bind it nice and tight.
    Include those things that are well hid,
    From your loved one's sight.
    Throw it from you, so far away,
    As one would throw a stone.
    Into a pond or ocean's wave,
    To sink so deep alone.
    So mote it be.
    "We are such stuff as dreams are made on. . . "
    The Tempest-IV

    "I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world. I believe that they are all God-given and I believe that they were necessary for the people to whom these religions were revealed. And I believe that if only we could all of us read the scriptures of the different faiths from the standpoints of the followers of these faiths, we should find that they were at bottom all one and were all helpful to one another. "
    Mahatma Gandhi

    "...for I believe that which is sacred does not care by which name it is called."
    Gwynneve

    “Stand at the crossroads and look
    Ask for the ancient paths
    Ask where the good way is
    And walk in it."
    Jeremiah 6:16

    "What makes a religion false? If any religion is right, then maybe they all have to be right. Maybe God doesn't care how you say your prayers, just as long as you say them."
    Jeffrey Sinclair


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    Prayer for Guidance
    May the Lord go:
    Before me, to show me the way;
    Beside me, to be my friend;
    Behind me, to encourage me on;
    Above me, to watch over me;
    Beneath me, to uplift me;
    And within me, to give me peace.

    Amen.

    Make Me Strong Prayer
    Make me strong in spirit
    Courageous in action
    Gentle of heart

    Let me act in wisdom
    Conquer my fear and doubt
    Discover my own hidden gifts

    Meet others with compassion
    Be a source of healing energies
    And face each day with hope and joy.

    Amen.

    Bless This Day Prayer
    May this day be blessed with gifts
    Lessons, understanding and friends
    May my energy be a gift to all I meet

    Let me be centered, healing and open
    May I face the day with courage
    kindness, insight and compassion

    May my spirit and body, honor this day
    Amen.

    Universal Divine Prayer
    I am better than my own prejudices
    my heart is deeper than my own pettyness
    my true spirit seeks the balance of harmony
    my journey as a human can unite me with all
    In our hearts, the eternal divine dwells
    I call it by one name of my understanding
    you call it by another name
    and others call it by other names
    the different names do not matter
    divine is divine is divine and eternal
    It has names beyond counting
    each name is true and sacred
    We are divided only by our own prejudices
    threatened by our own fears of the unlimited
    we see the indivisible power of spiritual eternity
    and divide it into manageable bits of understanding
    leaving the greater truths beyond our feeble grasp
    clinging to a few facets of the unlimited divine
    and defend our facets as the whole truth

    the only truth we dare to see and accept
    May my heart be open to understand more
    open to celebrate the facets held sacred by others
    knowing that their truth is as true as mine
    each path and every path to the divine is sacred
    and deserving of my deepest respect
    call it God, Energy or something else
    all names of the divine are true
    sacred, eternal and magic.

    Amen.

    The Supreme Invocation To The Lord Of The Universe
    Adoration be unto Thee, Lord of my Life: for Thou hast permitted me to enter thus far into the Sanctuary of Thine Ineffable Mystery; and hast vouchsafed to manifest unto me some little fragment of the Glory of Thy Supreme Being. Hear me, Thou Vast and Mighty One; hear me, and grant that my Will be done! Grant that I may ever uphold and exercise Thine Holy Way of Liberty; and grant unto me the comprehension of aught that may bring me nearer unto Thee. Teach me, my loving Lord, more and more of Thy Mystery. Let each day and night and hour bring me nearer, near unto Thee. Let me aid Thee in Thy Great Work upon earth, so that I may one day become truly united unto Thee in all Thy Infinite Glory of Light, Life, Love and Liberty.
    Come Thou forth unto me, O Thou Mighty and Vast One, that art the Lord of the Aeon, Thou Supreme God who makest the gods and death to tremble before Thee, and whose Law is Do What Thou Wilt. O Thou Heart of my Soul: O Thou Self-Shining Flame: O Thou Glory of the Light of the Sun: Thee, Thee, I invoke! Come Thou forth unto me, my Lord; to me, who am Thy vain reflection in the mighty sea of matter. O hear me, Thou Lord of the Gods: hear me in the habitations of Eternity: and come Thou forth unto me to purify and consecrate to Thy Great Work my mind and will. Without Thee I am nothing. In Thee I am All-Self Existing in Thy Selfhood to Eternity!
    Come Thou forth unto me, O Thou Most Hidden Light! O Thou Heart of my Soul, Thee, Thee, I invoke! Come Thou forth unto me, O Thou who art my very Selfhood, mine Essence, my Light; and do Thou guard me and guide me through the manifold paths of Life, that I may at length become one with Thy Supreme Essence! O Lord of the Universe, grant Thou that upon me may shine forth the Light of my True Soul; and let me be guided by the help of mine Holy Angel unto the attainment of Thy Throne of Glory.
    And for this day, teach me this one thing: how I may learn from Thee the Mysteries of Thy Sacred Magick: that I may obtain the Knowledge and Power of my True Will, and thus attain to the Knowledge and Conversation of mine Holy Guardian Angel; and how best I may use that Knowledge and Power to assist my fellow men and women to accomplish Thy Great Work upon earth.
    And finally, I implore Thee, to let there be a link of unity between us, that I may ever seek, and seeking, obtain Freedom and Knowledge in Thee who art my very Selfhood, that I may duly partake of Thy Supreme Essence of Power to attain True Wisdom and Perfect Happiness. O Lord, may my Will which is Thine be done!
    "We are such stuff as dreams are made on. . . "
    The Tempest-IV

    "I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world. I believe that they are all God-given and I believe that they were necessary for the people to whom these religions were revealed. And I believe that if only we could all of us read the scriptures of the different faiths from the standpoints of the followers of these faiths, we should find that they were at bottom all one and were all helpful to one another. "
    Mahatma Gandhi

    "...for I believe that which is sacred does not care by which name it is called."
    Gwynneve

    “Stand at the crossroads and look
    Ask for the ancient paths
    Ask where the good way is
    And walk in it."
    Jeremiah 6:16

    "What makes a religion false? If any religion is right, then maybe they all have to be right. Maybe God doesn't care how you say your prayers, just as long as you say them."
    Jeffrey Sinclair


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    Prayer for Protection
    O Mother Goddess and Father God
    For thine protection I now pray.
    Let all evil turn away
    Protect me night Protect me day
    And keep misfortune well at bay.
    Amen.
    "We are such stuff as dreams are made on. . . "
    The Tempest-IV

    "I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world. I believe that they are all God-given and I believe that they were necessary for the people to whom these religions were revealed. And I believe that if only we could all of us read the scriptures of the different faiths from the standpoints of the followers of these faiths, we should find that they were at bottom all one and were all helpful to one another. "
    Mahatma Gandhi

    "...for I believe that which is sacred does not care by which name it is called."
    Gwynneve

    “Stand at the crossroads and look
    Ask for the ancient paths
    Ask where the good way is
    And walk in it."
    Jeremiah 6:16

    "What makes a religion false? If any religion is right, then maybe they all have to be right. Maybe God doesn't care how you say your prayers, just as long as you say them."
    Jeffrey Sinclair


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    Come Lord! Come with me:
    see with my eyes,
    hear with my ears,
    think with my mind,
    love with my heart-
    in all the situations of my life.
    Work with my hands, my strength.
    Take, cleanse, possess, inhabit
    my will, my understanding, my love.
    Take me where you will,
    to do what you will, in your way.
    For where you are,
    there would your servant be. Amen.
    - Evelyn Underhill
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    Eternal Light, shine into our hearts.
    Eternal Goodness, deliver us from evil.
    Eternal Power, be our support.
    Eternal Wisdom, scatter
    the darkness of our ignorance.
    Eternal Compassion, have mercy upon us,
    that with all our heart and mind, soul and strength
    we may seek your face and
    be brought by your infinite mercy
    into your holy presence. Amen.
    - Alcuin of York
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    Jesus,
    open the eyes of my heart,
    that I may hear your word
    and understand
    and do your will.
    Open the eyes of my mind
    to the understanding
    of your Gospel teachings.
    Speak to me the hidden
    and secret things
    of your wisdom.
    Enlighten my mind and understanding
    with the light of your knowledge,
    not only to cherish those things that are written,
    but to do them. Amen.
    - St. John Chrysostom
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    I wish healing upon you.
    The healing of Mary with me,
    Mary, Michael and Brigid
    Be with me all three.
    Your pain and sickness
    Be in the earth's depths,
    Be upon the grey stones,
    For they are enduring.
    Fly with the birds of the air,
    Fly with the wasps of the hill,
    Swim with the sea-going whale,
    For they are swiftest.
    Be upon the clouds of the sky,
    For they are the rainiest,
    Be upon the river's current
    Cascading to the sea.

    - Traditional Celtic prayer
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