comes from the Latin precarius, "obtained by
begging" and precari, "to entreat" - to
ask earnestly, beseech, implore.
means many different things to different people. At its
most basic level, it is the manifestation of hope in
human beings, our ability to say that we don't know
everything, that there is something or someone larger
and wiser than we are that can guide our lives.
Gandhi, father of modern India, described prayer as:
is the key of the morning and the bolt of the
evening. There is no peace without the grace of God,
and there is no grace of God without prayer.
is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly
understood and applied, it is the most potent
instrument of action. Undoubtedly, prayer requires a
living faith in God.
prayer steadies one’s nerves, humbles one and
clearly shows one the next step."
is", according to theologian Ann Ulanov and Prof.
Barry Ulanov, "the most fundamental, primordial,
and important language humans speak. Prayer starts
without words and often ends without them. It knows its
own evasions, its own infinite variety of dodges. It
works some of the time in signs and symbols, lurches
when it must, leaps when it can, has several kinds of
logic at its disposal."
is a cleansing process, washing our thoughts,
feelings, motives, and will, purifying the entire
being including the heart, thus enabling us to see
God, for without purity no one can see God.
is the greatest spiritual asset in the world."
may be individual or communal, private or public. It may
be offered in words, sigh, gestures or in silence.
Prayer may flow from the subconscious. It may even
emerge in dreams, completely bypassing waking awareness.
is probably the world's most widely practiced
visualization technique. Those who pray often begin with
a relaxation ritual such as attending a house of worship
or kneeling by the bed. Then they conjure a personal
image of a God or some Higher Power and ask that the
requests in their prayers be granted.
people feel profoundly calm after praying. Prayer is
deeply relaxing, and those who do it regularly are, in
effect, meditating. But science cannot explain some
remarkable studies showing that to a degree that goes
way beyond coincidence, prayer works.
Scientific Side of Belief
may be classified as: convictions that are extrinsic and
those that are intrinsic.
belief may include such things as:
membership in a particular church or synagogue,
recitation of a liturgy, or
intellectual affirmation of a particular set of
convictions or statement of faith.
distinguishes extrinsic belief is that it remains in the
head and never makes it to the heart. Various studies
have demonstrated that these outward practices and
affirmations don't have the power in themselves to
improve one's spiritual status, emotional well-being,
physical health-or much of anything else.
belief is characterized by such qualities as:
sense of having found the ultimate meaning of
devotion to heartfelt prayer, and
quest for a truly transformed life.
kind of inner belief is the key to real spiritual power.
Intrinsic belief has the capacity to spark major
personal enrichment in every area of life -including
dramatic improvements in physical health, emotional
well-being, and fitness.
is related to purity of heart. As we forgive others, God
perpetually forgives us. Forgiveness is one of the
deepest parts of love because it is one of the most
difficult to give. But anger is devastating to prayer.
The prayers of children are extremely powerful. Their
faith is pure.
your problem entirely to God.
Forgive all your enemies.
Have faith. Do not doubt.
Thank God in advance and praise Him.
Pray from the heart.
is our communion with God, whether it be a petition made
to God, worship, repentance, praise, or thanksgiving. It
doesn't have to be a laid-out patent prayer, but words
from the heart. God wants all of us, he knows our minds
and hearts, so why not talk to him as if he already
knows the situation.
effectual fervent prayer is one with power behind it,
one that produces results. We have to believe what we
pray, not just 'mouth' words. Sometimes we go blindly
into our prayers, not knowing in which direction to go.
of the heart should be those that will glorify God, not
necessarily the human desires we have to make our life
knows each thought we have, so why not go to him and
talk with him as you would if you were to meet him on
the street. Prayers do not have to be long, drawn out
affairs, but we need to be precise in what we are
asking. If it glorifies the Lord, then it will be
something good for us. If it does not, then we shouldn't
be asking for it in our prayers.
Prayer for Peace
Oh God, lead us from the
unreal to the Real.
Oh God, lead us from darkness to light.
Oh God, lead us from death to immortality.
Shanti, Shanti, Shanti unto all.
Oh Lord God almighty, may there be peace in
May there be peace on Earth.
May the waters be appeasing.
May herbs be wholesome, and may trees
plants bring peace to all. May all beneficent
beings bring peace to us.
May thy Vedic Law propogate peace all
through the world.
May all things be a source of peace to us.
And may thy peace itself, bestow peace on all
and may that peace come to me also.
Prayer for Peace
In the name of Allah,
the beneficent, the merciful.
Praise be to the Lord of the
Universe who has created us and
made us into tribes and nations
That we may know each other, not that
we may despise each other.
If the enemy incline towards peace, do
thou also incline towards peace, and
trust God, for the Lord is the one that
heareth and knoweth all things.
And the servants of God,
Most gracious are those who walk on
the Earth in humility, and when we
address them, we say "PEACE."
prayer by Saint Francis :
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
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,
It is in dying . . .that we are born to eternal life
St Francis Prayers
Prayer for Peace
Be generous in prosperity,
and thankful in adversity.
Be fair in judgement,
and guarded in thy speech,
Be a lamp unto those who walk
in darkness, and a home
to the stranger.
Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light
unto the feet of the erring
Be a breath of life to the body of
humankind, a dew to the soil of
the human heart,
and a fruit upon the tree of humility.
Prayer for Peace
May all beings everywhere plagued
with sufferings of body and mind
quickly be freed from their illnesses.
May those frightened cease to be afraid,
and may those bound be free.
May the powerless find power,
and may people think of befriending
May those who find themselves in trackless,
the children, the age, the unprotected--
be guarded by beneficial celestials,
and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood
Prayer for Peace
are the PEACEMAKERS,
for they shall be known as
the Children of God.
But I say to you that hear, love your enemies,
do good to those who hate you,
bless those who curse you
pray for those who abuse you.
To those that strike you on the cheek,
offer the other one also,
and from those who take away your cloak,
do not withhold your coat as well.
Give to everyone who begs from you,
and of those who take away your goods,
do not ask for them again.
And as you wish that others would do to you,
do so to them.
Prayer for peace
Peace and Universal Love is the essence
of the Gospel preached by all
The Lord has preached that equanimity
is the dharma
Forgive do I creatures all,
and let all creatures forgive me.
Unto all have I amity, and unto none enmity.
Know that violence is the root cause of
all miseries in the world.
Violence, in fact, is the knot of bondage.
"Do not injure any living being."
This is the eternal, perrinial, and unalterable
way of spiritual life.
A weapon, howsoever powerful it may be,
can always be superseded by a superior one;
but no weapon can, however,
Prayer for Peace
God adjudges us according
to our deeds,
not the coat that we wear:
that Truth is above everything,
but higher still is truthful living.
Know that we attaineth God when we loveth,
and only victory
endures in consequences of which no
one is defeated.
American Prayer for Peace
Almighty God, the Great
Thumb we cannot evade to
tie any knot;
the Roaring Thunder that splits mighty trees:
the all-seeing Lord up on high who sees
even the footprints of an antelope on
a rock mass here on Earth.
You are the one who does
not hesitate to respond to our call.
You are the cornerstone of peace.
Grant me the Serenity
To Accept the things I can not change
The courage to change the things I can
And the Wisdom
To know the difference.
is going to happen
to me today
that You and I
together can't handle.
IN SCHOOLS, PUBLIC SCHOOL PRAYERS
my God, how good you are,
How kind and loving too.
Help me to grow up more and more,
Help me to grow more like you.
Gone the sun
From the hill,
From the sea,
From the sky.
All is well.
God is nigh.
I want to teach my students how
To live this life on earth
face its struggles and its strife
And improve their worth
just the lesson in a book
Or how the rivers flow
how to choose the proper path
Wherever they may go
understand eternal truth
And know the right from wrong
gather all the beauty of
A flower and a song
if I help the world to grow
In widsom and in grace
I shall feel that I have won
And I have filled my place
so I ask your guidance, God
That I may do my part
character and confidence
And happiness of heart
Prayer For Courage
God, who gives strength to the weak and upholds those
who might fall, give me courage to do what is right, for
those that trust in you have no need to fear.
be brave to face any danger which may now threaten me.
Give me the help that you have promised to those who ask
it, that I may overcome my fears and go bravely forward.
me with courage, that nothing which is my duty to do,
may be too hard for me. Let me put my trust in your
power and goodness.
you my Lord.
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