What is prayer? In simple terms, prayer is our dialogue with God and meditation is quieting the mind
so that we can hear God's messages to us. When our minds are full of endless chatter, there's no room for
God's messages to get through to us. Meditation is concentrating on being still, living in the
moment, quieting the mind, and feeling all that surrounds us with all our senses. God's
inspiration will come through to us when we have achieved a quiet, peaceful state of mind.
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.
The Gospel According to ST. MATTHEW 6
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
The Gospel According to ST. LUKE 11 - 15
And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
Give us day by day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Read more psalms in the Old Testament (King James Version)
More reading: New Testament (King James Version)
Famous teachings: Sermon on the Mount
Prayers of Thanks
God, thank you for bringing loving people into my life.
God, thank you for my loving relationships with these people.
God, thank you for providing all my needs.
God, thank you for bringing me increasing understanding and knowledge.
God, thank you for sending your angels whenever I need help.
God, thank you for blessing me with many unique attributes and abilities.
God, thank you for inspiring me to better myself by helping others.
God, thank you for bringing me inner joy.
God, thank you for bringing me learning experiences.
God, thank you for bringing me inner peace.
God, thank you for loving me unconditionally.
God, thank you for showing me the path and guiding me home.
Prayers for Help and Guidance
God, please teach me how to support myself with meaningful work using the talents you've blessed me with.
God, please teach me how to create abundance in my life and show me how to use my gifts to help others.
God, please surround me with loving people who support and believe in me and help me support and believe in others.
God, please surround me with people who have faith in you and help me guide those who don't to you.
God, please help me believe in myself and show me how to use my life to help others.
God, please help me learn to be more patient with myself and others.
God, please help me live in and appreciate the present moment, and to not fret about the past or worry about the future.
God, please guide my actions in the name of love, peace and harmony.
God, please help me live my life in the light of your love.
God, please help me learn to love myself and others unconditionally.
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