Prayers For Enlightenment

Enlightenment is the “full comprehension of a situation”. The term is commonly used to denote the Age of Enlightenment, but is also used in Western cultures in a religious context. It translates several Buddhist terms and concepts, most notably bodhi, kensho and satori. Related terms from Asian religions are moksha (liberation) in Hinduism, Kevala Jnana in Jainism, and ushta in Zoroastrianism.

In Christianity, the word “enlightenment” is rarely used, except to refer to the Age of Enlightenment and its influence on Christianity. Roughly equivalent terms in Christianity may be illumination, kenosis, metanoia, revelation, salvation and conversion.

Main Article: Prayers For Wisdom
See also: Spiritual Enlightenment, The Enlightenment for Every Dimension, What is Enlightenment?, The Age of Enlightenment, and Enlightenment in Buddhism

Prayer for Enlightenment #1

God,
I pray for the knowledge of your will for me.
I ask for the strength to carry it out.
I pray for all the people I love and care about.
I ask that you protect and guide them on their journey.
I pray for self-acceptance and self-love,
so I may better serve you,
becoming the person you intend for me to become.
I ask for forgiveness for my sins.
I pray that love, peace, and joy
be bestowed upon my enemies and those I feel resentment towards.

I pray for wisdom, guidance, and clarity
so I may better fulfill my destiny.
I humbly ask that you bless me with Your Divine Light,
so I may better understand your truth.
I thank you for all the gifts that you have blessed me with.
Thank you for your presence in my life.

— By Mara McWilliams

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Prayer for Enlightenment #2

Most High, Glorious God,
enlighten the darkness of our minds.
Give us a right faith, a firm hope and a perfect charity,
so that we may always and in all things
act according to Your Holy Will. Amen.

— By Saint Francis of Assisi

Prayer for Enlightenment #3

May Peace Prevail on Earth*
We pray for light in the people of North America
May enlightenment be in North America
May light be with us all ways
May peace prevail on Earth

We pray for light in the people of South America
May enlightenment be in South America
May light be with us all ways
May peace prevail on Earth

We pray for light in the people of Europe
May enlightenment be in Europe
May light be with us all ways
May peace prevail on Earth

We pray for light in the people of Africa
May enlightenment be in Africa
May light be with us all ways
May peace prevail on Earth

We pray for light in the people of Asia
May enlightenment be in Asia
May light be with us all ways
May peace prevail on Earth

We pray for light in the people of Australia
May enlightenment be in Australia
May light be with us all ways
May peace prevail on Earth

We pray for light in the people of Antarctica
May enlightenment be in Antarctica
May light be with us all ways
May peace prevail on Earth

We pray for light in the people of the Earth
May enlightenment be in Earth
May light be with us all ways
So that peace may prevail on earth

Amen

Prayer for Enlightenment #4

O Holy Ghost, divine Spirit of light and love, I consecrate to Thee my understanding, my heart and my will, my whole being for time and for eternity. May my understanding be always obedient to Thy heavenly inspirations and the teachings of the holy Catholic Church, of which Thou art the infallible Guide; may my heart be ever inflamed with love of God and of my neighbor; may my will be ever conformed to the divine will, and may my whole life be a faithful following of the life and virtues of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to whom with the Father and Thee be honor and glory for ever. Amen.

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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.

Prayer for Enlightenment #5

All-powerful Father,
you sent your Son Jesus Christ
to bring the new light of salvation to the world.
May he enlighten us with his radiance,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. AMEN

Prayer for Enlightenment #6

Christ our God, who is worshipped and glorified at all times and in every hour in heaven and on earth; who is most patient, loving and kind; who loves the just and shows mercy to sinners; who calls all to salvation through the promise of the blessings to come; Lord, at this time receive our prayer and direct our lives according to Your will. Bless our souls and bodies. Correct our thoughts and purify our minds. Protect us from all evil and distress. Surround us with Your holy angels, that guided and guarded by them, we may attain the unity of the faith and the knowledge of Your unapproachable glory, for you are blessed forever and ever, in Jesus Name Amen.

Prayer for Enlightenment #7

O Holy Ghost, Divine Spirit of Light and Love, I consecrate to Thee my understanding, my heart and my will, my whole being for time and for eternity.

May my understanding be always obedient to Thy heavenly inspirations and the teachings of the holy Catholic Church, of which Thou art the infallible Guide; may my heart be ever inflamed with love of God and of my neighbor.

May my will be ever conformed to the Divine Will, and may my whole life be a faithful following of the life and virtues of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to Whom with the Father and Thee be honor and glory for ever.

Amen

Prayer for Enlightenment #8

Father, in the name of Jesus, I ask that your Spirit move over my life; I command every darkness to be dispelled from my life. I speak to my life and any situation in the dark in my life right now: “Let there be light!” in Jesus’ name. I speak the glory light of God over my life, my marriage, my family, my career, my mind, my spirit, my soul and all of my circumstances, in the name of Jesus.

I command anything in the dark in my life to begin to receive the light of God, in Jesus’ name. I hear the voice of God, and I know it. I have clarity on what to do, in the name of Jesus. I receive solutions to any problem I am faced with. I receive insight and direction. Thank you Lord that your angel goes before me, and keeps me in the way; your angel brings me to the place you have prepared for me. All confusion disappears and I get clear guidance, in Jesus’ name.

Prayer for Enlightenment #9

Almighty, eternal, just, and merciful God,
grant us in our misery [the grace] to do for You alone what we know You want us to do, and always to desire what pleases You.

Thus, inwardly cleansed, interiorly enlightened, and inflamed by the fire of the Holy Spirit, may we be able to follow in the footprints of Your beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

And, by Your grace alone, may we make our way to You, Most High, Who live and rule in perfect Trinity and simple Unity, and are glorified God all-powerful forever and ever.
Amen.

from ‘A Letter to the Entire Order’ Francis and Clare: The Complete Works. Regis J. Armstrong, OFM

I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe…”—Ephesians 1:16-19

We Awaken in Christ’s Body

We awaken in Christ’s body
As Christ awakens our bodies,
And my poor hand is Christ, He enters
My foot, and is infinitely me.
I move my hand, and wonderfully
My hand becomes Christ, becomes all of Him
(for God is indivisibly
Whole, seamless in His Godhood).
I move my foot, and at once
He appears like a flash of lightning.
Do my words seem blasphemous? Then
Open your heart to Him
And let yourself receive the one
Who is opening to you so deeply.
For if we genuinely love Him,
We wake up inside Christ’s body
Where all our body, all over,
every most hidden part of it,
is realized in joy as Him,
and He makes us, utterly, real,
and everything that is hurt, everything
that seemed to us dark, harsh, shameful,
maimed, ugly, irreparably
damaged, is in Him transformed
and recognized as whole, as lovely,
and radiant in His light
he awakens as the Beloved in every last part of our body.

— Symeon the New Theologian

A Prayer for a Gentle, Humble Spirit

Lord, help me to understand that in Your eyes those who are first will be last. And those who allow themselves to be last will be first (Mark 10:31). Help me to humble myself in Your sight so that You can lift me up at the proper time (1 Peter 5:6). And help me to cast all my cares on You instead of feeling I have to work out everything on my own. Help my children to remember me as one who served and put others first, not as one who always had to be at the front of the line.

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Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action. – Ghandi

Prayer For Inner Peace

Almighty God,
You have promised
that in Christ
we may find true peace
which surpasses all human understanding.
We pray that this day
you would grant us your strength
and bestow upon us your peace,
as we reflect
on the many blessings
you have given us.
Through Christ our Lord,
the true Prince of Peace. Amen

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A Prayer for Spiritual Enlightenment

Father, I thank You for Paul who not only had a burden to pray for your people, but also, by divine relation, he understood what Your will is for each of us. So, I pray that You might now give me freedom in praying this prayer for _____ that they might come to experience all of the blessings that belong to us by faith in Christ.

Lord, expand the vision and understanding of _______ as I pray for them from this rich treasure of Your Word…I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers…(read v.15-23).

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer For Enlightenment And Guidance

Heavenly Father, I come before you, with humble heart, asking for your forgiveness for my shortcomings and praying for holy spirit to enlighten my mind that I may do what is right and just. I am confuse and I know that only through your loving mercy I will find the answers to my questions. This I pray through your Son, Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Amen.

Prayer for the Enlightenment of the Holy Spirit

Invocation by St. Augustine

O Holy Spirit, love of God…descend plentifully into my heart;
Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling,
And scatter there thy cheerful beams!
Dwell in the soul which longs to be thy temple;
Water that barren soil overrun with weeds and briars,
And lost for want of cultivating,
And make it fruitful with thy dew from heaven…

Come, thou hope of the poor, and refreshment of them
that languish and faint.
Come, thou star and guide of them that sail in this tempestuous sea
of the world.
Thou only haven of the tossed and shipwrecked.
Come, thou glory and crown of the living,
And only safeguard of the dying.
Come, Holy Spirit, in much mercy,
Come, make me fit to receive thee.

—– Augustine of Hippo, (Algeria/354-430)

A Christian Prayer for Peace of Mind

Almighty God, We bless you for our lives, we give you praise for your abundant mercy and grace we receive. We thank you for your faithfulness even though we are not that faithful to you.
Lord Jesus, we ask you to give us all around peace in our mind, body, soul and spirit. We want you to heal and remove everything that is causing stress, grief, and sorrow in our lives.
Please guide our path through life and make our enemies be at peace with us. Let your peace reign in our family, at our place of work, businesses and everything we lay our hands on.
Let your angels of peace go ahead of us when we go out and stay by our side when we return.
In Jesus’ name.

Prayer For Divine Direction

Merciful Father, thank you for forgiving me of my sins and for surrounding me with your love, mercy and grace. Thank you that as a child of God I can enter your throne room with confidence where I can receive all of your blessings (Hebrews 4:16). Thank you that the only mediator that I need to speak with you is Jesus whose shed blood on the cross covered all of my iniquities past, present and future (1 Timothy 2:5). Thank you that I need not be afraid to ask because I know it will be given to me and that when I come to you believing in faith You will indeed answer me (Matthew 21:22). I bind up any evil spiritual activity that may cause me to hear incorrectly and I cast them from my presence into a place where they will stand judgement before the Lord Jesus Christ. I close the ears of the enemy from hearing the plans you have for me. I blind the eyes of the evil ones from seeing it. I loose clarity of mind to receive this message (Matthew 16:19). Cleanse my mind from any preconceived notions or presumptions concerning my future as I want to hear it directly from you. Cause my mind to be opened and my ears to hear what You Holy Spirit is saying. This day I come to seeking direction, revelation and the plans that you have for me this year. Lord I need you to show me my future, what do you have in store for me in my relationships, my business life, and the ministry that you’ve given to me. I say to You speak Lord for your servant is listening and I wait for your instructions. I will write down every impression that you will give me to me now, every scripture that you will bring to my mind and I will trust in Your power to bring them to completion. I pray wisdom and understanding of what you show me so that I may make you delight in me as your servant in Jesus Name. Amen.

Prayer For Direction

Lord God, king of heaven and earth,
direct our minds and bodies throughout this day,
and make us holy.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. AMEN.

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