Blessing of Animals

Blessing of Animals Blessing of animals can be either of the animal or of the human-animal relationship, and can apply to pets and other companion animals, or to agricultural animals and working and other animals which humans depend on or interact with.   Blessing of animals, or of the slaughtering...

Saint Patrick’s Breastplate

Saint Patrick’s Breastplate Saint Patrick’s Breastplate, a Prayer of Protection, also known as The Deer’s Cry, The Lorica of Saint Patrick or Saint Patrick’s Hymn, is a lorica whose original Old Irish lyrics were traditionally attributed to Saint Patrick during his Irish ministry in the 5th century. In 1889 it was adapted into the hymn I Bind Unto Myself Today. A number of...

Prayer of Self Reflection

Reflections of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Reflections of St. Ignatius of Loyola Prayer of Self Offering Take, O Lord, all my liberty. Receive my memory, my understanding and my will. You have given me all that I am and all that I possess. I return it all to you and surrender it to the guidance of...

Prayers of Self-reflection

Prayers of Self-reflection Human self-reflection is the capacity of humans to exercise introspection and the willingness to learn more about their fundamental nature, purpose and essence. The earliest historical records demonstrate the great interest which humanity has had in itself. “Know thyself” was inscribed on the forecourt of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi over 3,000 years ago. Human...

Prayers of Supplication

Prayers of Supplication Supplication (petitioning) is a form of prayer, wherein one party humbly or earnestly asks another party to provide something, either for the party who is doing the supplicating (e.g., “Please spare my life.”) or on behalf of someone else. Supplication is commonly defined as: “The action of asking...

Prayers of Praise

Prayers of Praise “Praise and worship of God are always acts of will. We have to will to praise God even when we don’t feel like it. Sometimes our problems or the burdens we carry choke out our good intentions, so we have to make the effort to establish praise...

What Is A Prayer?

Prayer (Greek euchesthai, Latin precari, French prier, to plead, to beg, to ask earnestly). An act of the virtue of religion which consists in asking proper gifts or graces from God. In a more general sense it is the application of the mind to Divine things, not merely to acquire a knowledge of them but to make use of such knowledge as a means of union with God. This may...

Morning Prayers

Morning Prayers Morning prayers can refresh and recharge your soul as you get ready to take on the day with help from the best place possible: Our Creator!  We should treat morning prayers, like prayer itself, as a time to get closer to God by expressing our love for Him,...

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Studies on Intercessory Prayer

Studies on Intercessory Prayer Some religions claim that praying for somebody who is sick can have positive effects on the health of the person being prayed for. Meta-studies of the literature in the field have been performed showing evidence only for no effect or a potentially small effect. For instance, a...

Intercession or Intercessory Prayer

Intercession or Intercessory Prayer Intercession or intercessory prayer is the act of praying to a deity on behalf of others. In Western Christianity, intercession forms a distinct form of prayer, alongside Adoration, Confession and Thanksgiving. The Apostle Paul’s exhortation to Timothy specified that intercession prayers can be made for those in authority. I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and...

Adoration

Adoration Adoration is respect, reverence, strong admiration or devotion in a certain person, place, or thing. The term comes from the Latin adōrātiō, meaning “to give homage or worship to someone or something”. Ancient Rome In classical Rome, adoration was primarily an act of homage or worship, which, among the Romans, was performed by raising the...

Efficacy of Prayer

Efficacy of Prayer The efficacy of prayer is about the outcome of prayer requests. This topic has been discussed in many fields such as theology, philosophy, history, medicine, and psychology. Numerous religious traditions have complex understandings of the nature, function and expectations of prayer. For instance, within Jewish and Christian traditions...

School Prayer

School Prayer School prayer, in the context of religious liberty, is state-sanctioned or mandatory prayer by students in public schools. Depending on the country and the type of school, state-sponsored prayer may be required, permitted, or prohibited. Countries which prohibit or limit school prayer often differ in their reasons for doing so: In...

Prayer for Teachers

Prayers for Teachers A teacher (school teacher or educator) is a person who helps others to acquire knowledge, competences or values. This page features, prayers for teachers are to be said for and by them, to bring guidance and divine support so that they may bring the word of God to...

Prayer for Animals and Pets

Prayers for Animals and Pets Blessing of animals can be either of the animal or of the human-animal relationship, and can apply to pets and other companion animals, or to agricultural animals and working and other animals which humans depend on or interact with. Blessing of Animals Blessed are you,...

Blessing Our Bodies

Blessing Our Bodies Thank You Lord for the food that we can enjoy today Bless our bodies as we enjoy this meal and May You Lord be glorified through this . . . AMEN A Prayer for the Wonder of Our Bodies   בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם אֲשֶׁר...

Blessings For Business 

Blessings For Business  Oh Lord of Heaven and earth! The Scripture says that You will prosper the efforts of Your servants. Lord! I am anxious about this venture! As the Scripture says You were with Isaac and gave him hundred fold blessings. I know You have the same love and...

Beginning of Everything

Prayers for Beginning of Everything Opening Prayer Praying at the beginning of a meeting is a great way of reminding ourselves that God is with us, that He is at the centre of everything we do, and that the reason we are alive is to love and worship Him.  ...

Common Catholic Prayers

Common Catholic Prayers Catholic prayers are like family heirlooms passed on from generation to generation. Catholic prayers are a wonderful resource to help us to grow in love with God and with each other. They include many of the best known Catholic prayers such as The Lord’s Prayer, Hail Mary,...

Best Prayers from the Glorious Quran

Best Prayers from the Glorious Quran The Quran is an eternal translation of the great book of the universe and the everlasting translator of the various ‘languages’ in which Divine laws of the creation and operation of the universe are ‘inscribed’; the interpreter of the books of the visible, material...

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