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St. Theresa's Prayer April 12, 2006 8:20 PM

Saint Theresa is known as the Saint of the Little Ways, meaning she believed in doing the little things in life well and with great love. She is also the patron Saint of flower growers and florists. She is represented by roses. May everyone who receives this message be blessed. St. Theresa's Prayer: May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.... May you be content knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.  [ send green star]
 
Everyday Peace Prayer from website March 19, 2006 5:03 PM

http://peaceprayer.gn.apc.org/ Prayer for Peace Lead me from death to life, from falshood to truth Lead me from despair to hope, from fear to trust Lead me from hate to love from war to peace Let peace fill our heart, our world, our universe... Peace - Peace - Peace  [ send green star]
 
Prayer for Peace March 18, 2006 6:17 AM

If there is to be peace in the world, There must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, There must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the cities, There must be peace between neighbors. If there is to be peace between neighbors, There must be peace in the home. If there is to be peace in the home, There must be peace in the heart. Lao-Tse Tao Te Ching  [ send green star]
 
Mas de la Madre Teresa December 24, 2005 7:24 PM

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work too may be holy Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy Guide me then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen  [ send green star]
 
More from Mother Teresa December 20, 2005 1:23 PM

THE SIMPLE PATH

The fruit of silence is PRAYER.

The fruit of prayer is FAITH.

The fruit of faith is LOVE.

The fruit of love is SERVICE.

The fruit of service is PEACE.

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Mother Teresa Prayer in her handwriting December 20, 2005 1:14 PM

Mother Teresa's Handwriting-Works of Love are Works of Peace  [ send green star]
 
Psalm 118 August 15, 2005 6:09 PM

1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. 2 Let Israel say: "His love endures forever." 3 Let the house of Aaron say: "His love endures forever." 4 Let those who fear the LORD say: "His love endures forever." 5 In my anguish I cried to the LORD, and he answered by setting me free. 6 The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? 7 The LORD is with me; he is my helper. I will look in triumph on my enemies. 8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. 9 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.  [ send green star]
 
Jonah 2 August 11, 2005 12:38 PM

In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From the depths of the grave [a] I called for help, and you listened to my cry. 3 You hurled me into the deep, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me. 4 I said, 'I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.' 5 The engulfing waters threatened me, [b] the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head. 6 To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you brought my life up from the pit, O LORD my God. 7 "When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, LORD, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple. 8 "Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs. 9 But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the LORD."  [ send green star]
 
Genesis 18.23 August 06, 2005 9:16 AM

Genesis 18.23 "Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? 24 What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare [f] the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it? 25 Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge [g] of all the earth do right?" 26 The LORD said, "If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake." 27 Then Abraham spoke up again: "Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, though I am nothing but dust and ashes, 28 what if the number of the righteous is five less than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city because of five people?" "If I find forty-five there," he said, "I will not destroy it." 29 Once again he spoke to him, "What if only forty are found there?" He said, "For the sake of forty, I will not do it." 30 Then he said, "May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak. What if only thirty can be found there?" He answered, "I will not do it if I find thirty there." 31 Abraham said, "Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, what if only twenty can be found there?" He said, "For the sake of twenty, I will not destroy it." 32 Then he said, "May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?" He answered, "For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it."  [ send green star]
 
The Prophet Daniel August 04, 2005 10:54 AM

The Prophet Daniel

Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his.

He changes times and seasons;

he sets up kings and deposes them.

He gives wisdom to the wise

and knowledge to the discerning.

He reveals deep and hidden things;

he knows what lies in darkness,

and light dwells with him.

I thank and praise you, O God of my fathers:

You have given me wisdom and power,

you have made known to me what we asked of you,

you have made known to us the dream of the king.

 [ send green star]
 
St. Haralambos August 03, 2005 5:41 AM

St. Haralambos

Lord, You know that men are flesh and blood; forgive them their sins and pour out Your blessing on all.

 [ send green star]
 
St John Climacus - Author of Climax - Ladder of Perfection 6th Century AD August 02, 2005 5:39 AM

St. John Climacus

My God, I pretend to nothing upon this earth, except to be so firmly united to you by prayer that to be separated from you may be impossible; let others desire riches and glory; for my part, I desire but one thing, and that is, to be inseparably united to you, and to place in you alone all my hopes of happiness and repose.

 [ send green star]
 
Canticle to Brother Sun - St Francis of Assisi August 01, 2005 3:56 PM

The Canticle of Brother Sun by St. Francis of Assisi All praise be yours, my Lord, through all that you have made, And first my lord Brother Sun, Who brings the day; and light you give to us through him. How beautiful he is, how radiant in all his splendor! Of you, Most High, he bears the likeness. All praise be yours, my Lord, through Sister Moon and Stars; In the heavens you have made them, bright And precious and fair. All praise be yours, my Lord, through Sister Water, So useful, lowly, precious, and pure. All praise be yours, my Lord, through Brother Fire, Through whom you brighten up the night. How beautiful he is, how gay! Full of power and strength. All praise be yours, my Lord, through Sister Earth, our mother, Who feeds us in her sovereignty and produces Various fruits and colored flowers and herbs. All praise be yours, my Lord, through Sister Death, From whose embrace no mortal can escape. Woe to those who die in mortal sin! Happy those she finds doing your will. The second death can do no harm to them. Praise and bless my Lord, and give him thanks, And serve him with great humility. —St. Francis of Assisi  [ send green star]
 
Prayer For Wartime by Brother David Steindl-Rast July 31, 2005 10:22 PM

You, the one From whom on different paths All of us have come. To whom on different paths All of us are going. Make strong in our hearts what unites us; Build bridges across all that divides us; United make us rejoice in our diversity. At one in our witness to your peace, A rainbow of your glory. Amen.  [ send green star]
 
The Great Invocation by Alice A. Bailey July 31, 2005 10:14 PM

The Great Invocation by Alice A. Bailey From the point of Light within the Mind of God Let light stream forth into the minds of men. Let Light descend on Earth. From the point of Love within the Heart of God Let love stream forth into the hearts of men. May Christ return to Earth. From the center where the Will of God is known Let purpose guide the little wills of men. The purpose which the masters know and serve. From the center which we call the race of men Let the plan of Love and Light work out And may it seal the door where evil dwells. Let Light and Love and Power restore the plan on Earth.  [ send green star]
 
anonymous This was sent to me by a netmessage July 29, 2005 10:52 AM

Keep Us From Pettiness


Keep us, O God, from pettiness; let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with faultfinding and leave off self-seeking.
May we put away all pretenses and meet each other, face to face, without self-pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgment and always generous.
Let us take time for all things; make us to grow calm, serene, gentle.
Teach us to put in action our better impulses-straightforward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize it is the little things of life that create difficulties; that in the big things of life we are as one.
Oh, Lord, let us not forget to be kind.
Amen.


- Mary Stewart, Queen of Scots
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anonymous Prayer for Generosity July 29, 2005 10:18 AM

Lord Jesus, teach me to be generous;

teach me to serve You as You deserve,

to give and not to count the cost,

to fight and not to heed the wounds,

to toil and not to seek for rest,

to labor and not to seek reward,

except that of knowing that I do Your will.

St. Ignatius of Loyola

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Vancouver Assembly of the World Council of Churches July 28, 2005 6:37 AM

For peace in your country For the victims of violence everywhere For those struggling for peace and justice For churches in conflict situations For a world without war and violence Lead me from death to life, from falsehood to truth, Lead me from despair to hope, from fear to trust. Lead me from hate to love, from war to peace, Let peace fill our beings, our world and our universe. Amen.  [ send green star]
 
Reinhold Niebuhr? Friedrich Oetinger? Boethius? The Serenity Prayer July 28, 2005 6:17 AM

The Serenity Prayer God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever in the next. Amen.  [ send green star]
 
Max Coots July 28, 2005 6:10 AM

Let us pray to the One who holds us in the hollow of His hands, To the One who holds us in the curve of Her arms, To the One whose flesh is the flesh of hills and hummingbirds and angleworms, Whose skin is the color of an old Black woman and a young white man; and the color of the leopard and the grizzly bear and the green grass snake, Whose hair is like the aurora borealis, rainbows, nebulae, waterfalls, and a spider's web, Whose eyes sometime shine like the Evening Star, and then like fireflies, and then again like an open wound, Whose touch is both the touch of life and the touch of death, And whose name is everyone's, but mostly mine. And what shall we pray? Let us say, "thank you." Max Coots Minister Emeritus of the Canton,N.Y. Unitarian Universalist Church  [ send green star]
 
Pueblo Indian Prayer July 28, 2005 6:09 AM

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  [ send green star]
 
Marian Wright Edelman July 28, 2005 6:08 AM

O God, I thank You for this day of life for eyes to see the sky for ears to hear the birds for feet to walk amidst the trees for hands to pick the flowers from the earth for a sense of smell to breathe in the sweet perfumes of nature for a mind to think about and appreciate the magic of everyday miracles for a spirit to swell in joy at Your mighty presence everywhere. Marian Wright Edelman Founder of the Children's Defense Fund  [ send green star]
 
Famous Prayers - Read Some of the Most Beautiful Prayers Ever! July 28, 2005 6:04 AM

I am going to begin posting famous (or not so famous) prayers from history. Feel free to add any you might know or come across. I will begin with this famous, powerful, and inspirational prayer by 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; where there is sadness, joy; O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled 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 life.  [ send green star]
 
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