Now we have reached a subject near and dear to my heart, one of my favorite posts
Prayer has been proven over our known history as being a powerful and deeply personal StarMaker. For the purposes of this post, I will loosely define prayer as communion with a loving source higher than ourselves, with whom and to whom we surrender our deepest fears, concerns, as well as joys. Mankind has always needed to feel like there is something “out there” bigger than our problems, something that is conspiring for our good.
Doctors and the medical community are continually wowed by the power of prayer. It comforts us in our darkest hours. It helps give us that courage to persevere in difficult times. It reminds us that no matter how circumstances appear, we are loved, if we choose to believe it.
When more than one person gathers in prayer, it also forms a type of MasterMind (see my post on MasterMind). I personally have seen what could be considered amazing miracles from people gathering in one accord. So for that purpose alone, prayer is generally something that can bind folks together instead of apart, and connects us. It has a harmonizing, equalizing effect on the mind, body, and soul. It creates a powerful, cathartic emotional stress relief for negative emotions like angst, fear, dread, anger, you name it. This has all been proven.
If you are a person who doesn’t resonate with the concept of prayer, then please feel free to leave this post. It is okay that you don’t vibe with it, it is your prerogative. What I won’t allow is for negativity in the comments against those of us who do. This is not about any religious doctrine in particular. It’s about the proven potency of prayer. I’m very protective of this post in particular, and I want to keep the energy high. So any argumentative, dissenting, destructive comments will not be approved. Got it?
Okay, then let’s get to it, without further adieu, since this post is going to be a bit longer than most of them on this site, for obvious reasons.
I have selected some of the world’s most popular and powerful prayers. They have all in some way gained momentum over the centuries, and you can enjoy the faith of billions, perhaps even trillions on each one. Automatically you are in a MasterMind with all who have sincerely prayed these prayers. This is one of the main and specific reasons why I chose these, among so many greats.
Try it for yourself, and allow your burden to be lightened as you read through these (they are in no particular order, come from all over the world, are typically ancient, and span all belief systems), and let your own inner light shine through like the STAR you really are!
Much love and many blessings, ~Foxy
Our Father, Who 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. Amen.
Hail Mary (Ave Maria)
Hail Mary, full of grace.
Our Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Let your heart and spirit expand and fly to the freedom of Schubert the classic Ave Maria. So hard to keep a dry eye!
Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
I love you. I am Sorry. Please Forgive Me. Thank You.
Om Nama Shivayah
Simply repeat this prayer as a mantra style. It is said to balance all of the energy centers and cause a sense of peace and well being.
Prayer of Jabez
And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain.” So God granted him what he requested.
Another translation: Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from evil, that it not be to my sorrow! God granted him that which he requested.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om (Shanti, Shanti, Shanti)
Repeat this beautiful mantra/prayer, meaning “Peace,” and saying Shanti three times is said to have an instant calming effect. I have found this to be true. Simple, I know…but try it for yourself and see. Remember, it is powered up by people over thousands of years. It works!
The 23rd Psalm
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’ 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, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou annointest 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 forever.
Aum Bhur Bhuva Suvah
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yo Naha Prachodayat
On the absolute reality and its planes,
On that finest spiritual light,
We meditate, as remover of obstacles
That it may inspire and enlighten us.