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House Blessings

House Blessings House blessings (also known as house healings, house clearings, house cleansings and space clearing) are rites intended to protect the inhabitants of a house or apartment from misfortune, whether before moving into it or to “heal” it after an occurrence. Many religions have house blessings of one form or another. In religion, a blessing...

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William Tyndale’s Prayers

William Tyndale’s Prayers William Tyndale (Tynsdale, Tindall, Tindill, Tyndall; c. 1494 – c. 6 October 1536) was an English scholar who became a leading figure in the Protestant Reformation in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known as a translator of the Bible into English, influenced by the works of Erasmus of Rotterdam and Martin Luther. We have collected some of the...

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Saint Augustine’s Prayers

Saint Augustine’s Prayers Saint Augustine or Augustine of Hippo (13 November 354 – 28 August 430 AD) was a Roman African, early Christian theologian and Neoplatonic philosopher from Numidia whose writings influenced the development of the Western Church and Western philosophy, and indirectly all of Western Christianity. He was the bishop of Hippo Regius...

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Twenty-Third Psalm

Twenty-Third Psalm Twenty-Third Psalm (Psalm 23) is the 23rd psalm of the Book of Psalms, beginning in English in the King James Version: “The Lord is my Shepherd“. The Book of Psalms is part of the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old Testament. In the Greek Septuagint version of the Bible,...

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Francis of Assisi’s Prayers

Francis of Assisi’s Prayers Francis of Assisi (born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone; Italian: Francesco d’Assisi; Latin: Franciscus Assisiensis; 1181 or 1182 – 3 October 1226), venerated as Saint Francis of Assisi, also known in his ministry as Francesco, was an Italian Catholic friar, deacon, mystic, and preacher. He founded the men’s Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of St. Clare, the Third Order of...

"The Prayer at Valley Forge," engraving by John McCrae, based on the painting by Henry Brueckner, ca. 1889. Isaac Potts, a Quaker, and source of the story of Washington praying at Valley Forge, is shown behind a nearby tree. (Library of Congress)

George Washington’s Prayers

George Washington’s Prayers George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was an American political leader, military general, statesman, and Founding Father of the United States, who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Washington led the Patriot forces to victory in the American Revolutionary War, and presided at the Constitutional Convention of...

Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org John Wesley preaching to native American Indians. Engraving. Published: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

John Wesley’s Prayers

John Wesley’s Prayers John Wesley (28 June  [O.S. 17 June] 1703 – 2 March 1791) was an English cleric, theologian and evangelist who was a leader of a revival movement within the Church of England known as Methodism. The societies he founded became the dominant form of the independent Methodist movement that continues to this day. We have collected some of the...

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Religious Images in Christian Theology

Religious Images in Christian Theology Religious images in Christian theology (Idolatry in Christianity) have a role within the liturgical and devotional life of adherents of certain Christian denominations. The use of religious images has often been a contentious issue in Christian history. Concern over idolatry is the driving force behind the various...

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What are Virtues of Belief?

What are Virtues of Belief? In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate Surely We created man of the best pattern; then We reduced him to the lowest of the low, save those who believe and do good deeds. (95:4-6) ¨Belief is a relation which connects man to his...

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Veneration of The Dead

Veneration of The Dead The veneration of the dead, including one’s ancestors, is based on love and respect for the deceased. In some cultures, it is related to beliefs that the dead have a continued existence, and may possess the ability to influence the fortune of the living. Some groups venerate their direct, familial ancestors....

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Place of Worship

Place of Worship A place of worship is a specially designed structure or consecrated space where individuals or a group of people such as a congregation come to perform acts of devotion, veneration, or religious study. A building constructed or used for this purpose is sometimes called a house of worship. Temples, churches, synagogues and mosques are examples of structures created...

Bhakti (Pali: bhatti[) at a Buddhist temple, Tibet. Chanting during Bhatti Puja (devotional worship) is often a part of the Theravada Buddhist tradition.

Bhakti

Bhakti Bhakti (भक्ति) literally means “attachment, participation, fondness for, homage, faith, love, devotion, worship, purity”. It was originally used in Hinduism, referring to devotion and love for a personal god or a representational god by a devotee. In ancient texts such as the Shvetashvatara Upanishad, the term simply means participation, devotion and...

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Philosophy of Love

Philosophy of Love Philosophy of love is the field of social philosophy and ethics that attempts to explain the nature of love.[1] Current theories There are many different theories that attempt to explain what love is, and what function it serves. It would be very difficult to explain love to a hypothetical person who...

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Does God Almighty Need Of Our Worship?

Does God Almighty Need Of Our Worship? We hear many people who are idle in performing the daily Prayers ask: What need does God Almighty have for our worship? Why in the Qur’an does He severely reprimand those who do not worship and threaten them with such a terrible punishment...

Affection

What Is Affection? Affection or fondness is a “disposition or state of mind or body”[1] that is often associated with a feeling or type of love. It has given rise to a number of branches of philosophy and psychology concerning emotion, disease, influence, and state of being.[2] “Affection” is popularly used to denote a feeling...

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Mutual Assistance In The Universe

Mutual Assistance In The Universe Life in the whole of the universe displays a symphony of mutual helping. Just like the members, organs and systems, even cells, of a living animal body, all parts of the universe support and help one another. For example, for a single apple to come...

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Life Is The Brightest Evidence Of God

Life Is The Brightest Evidence Of God Every thing, every being in existence displays God’s Unity as a most manifest truth. For example, of the innumerable arguments for His existence and Unity, consider life: He makes everything out of one thing and makes one thing out of many things. He...

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The Highest Aim of Creation

The Highest Aim of Creation Be certain of this, that the highest aim of creation and its most important result are belief in God. The most exalted rank in humanity and its highest degree are the knowledge of God (Ma’rifa (Knowledge of God)) contained within belief in God. The most...

Belief

What is Belief? A belief is an attitude that something is the case, or that some proposition about the world is true. In epistemology, philosophers use the term “belief” to refer to attitudes about the world which can be either true or false. To believe something is to take it...

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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...

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