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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...

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...

The Apostle Paul’s Prayers

A Complete List of the Apostle Paul’s Prayers in the Bible First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. God, whom I serve with my whole heart in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my...

Prayers For Graduation

Prayers For Graduation Graduation is getting a diploma or academic degree or the ceremony that is sometimes associated with it, in which students become graduates. Before the graduation, candidates are referred to as graduands. The date of graduation is often called graduation day. The graduation ceremony itself is also called commencement, convocation or invocation. Graduation...

What Is A Prayer?

Prayer 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 be done by acts of praise and thanksgiving, but...

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,...

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,...

Grace as a Prayer

Grace as a Prayer A grace is a short prayer or thankful phrase said before or after eating.[1] The term most commonly refers to Christian traditions. Some traditions hold that grace and thanksgiving imparts a blessing which sanctifies the meal. In English, reciting such a prayer is sometimes referred to as “saying grace”. The term comes from the Ecclesiastical...

Blessing

Blessing In religion, a blessing (also used to refer to bestowing of such) is the infusion of something with holiness, spiritual redemption, or divine will. Etymology and Germanic paganism The modern English language term bless likely derives from the 1225 term blessen, which developed from the Old English blǣdsian (preserved in the Northumbrian dialect around 950 AD).[1] The term also appears in other forms, such...

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...

Blessing of A Bedroom

Blessing of A Bedroom Blessing is a proclamation that invokes the abiding, loving and sustaining presence of God upon a person, place or thing for flourishing according to God’s purpose and design. Bless This Bedroom Bless this bedroom, Lord, so that all who live in it may remain firm in Your...

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.  ...

The Prayer of Oscar Romero

The Prayer of Oscar Romero Saint Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez (15 August 1917 – 24 March 1980) was a prelate of the Catholic Church in El Salvador who served as the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador. He spoke out against poverty, social injustice, assassinations, and torture. In 1980, Romero was...

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,...

The Hail Mary

The Hail Mary Prayer (Ave Maria) The Hail Mary prayer is one of the most famous prayers in all of Catholicism. It is the foundation to the Rosary, and is based off of two passages from Saint Luke’s Gospel. The Hail Mary is a traditional Catholic prayer asking for the...

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