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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...

Saint Augustine

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,...

Saint Francis of Assisi

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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Invocation

Invocation An invocation (from the Latin verb invocare “to call on, invoke, to give”) may take the form of: Supplication, prayer or spell. A form of possession. Command or conjuration. Self-identification with certain spirits. These forms are described below, but are not mutually exclusive. See also Theurgy. Supplication or prayer As a supplication or prayer it implies to call upon God, a god, goddess, or...

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Muhammad’s Prayers and Supplications

Muhammad’s Prayers and Supplications Muhammad According to Islamic doctrine, he was a prophet, sent to present and confirm the monotheistic teachings preached previously by Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets. He is viewed as the final prophet of God in all the main branches of Islam, though some modern denominations diverge from this belief. Muhammad united Arabia...

Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Andrew Gray, his military working dog, Aja, and Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Ian Stephenson, his military working dog, Rex, stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, security forces receive a blessing from Cmdr. Ron Neitzke, command chaplain. The blessing was in recognition of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julia A. Casper/Released)

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 process,...

Prayers for Our Leaders

Prayers for Our Leaders This is a collection of prayers for political, government, spiritual, and religious leaders and the people who elect them. A Prayer for Our Leaders Dear Lord, You are the source of all life and authority. Help those who are in authority within government to realize that...

Prayers For All Humanity

Prayers For All Humanity Humanity is a term which commonly refers to the human species, mankind as a whole, or sets of qualities which are used to define human nature, the human condition, or to refer to any of the academic disciplines known as the humanities which study human culture. Main articles: Humanity and Humanity As A Virtue O God, I lift my...

Prayers For God's Inspiration

Prayers For Wisdom

Prayers For Wisdom Wisdom is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight. Wisdom is associated with attributes such as unbiased judgment, compassion, experiential self-knowledge, self-transcendence and non-attachment, and virtues such as ethics and benevolence. Main Articles: What Is Wisdom?,  The Serenity Prayer God grant me...

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Prayers For God’s Inspiration

Prayers For God’s Inspiration When you need inspiration, turn to powerful prayers that bring you closer to your higher power. Go ahead and set some time aside to pray –  Following prayers are some lovely devotions to God. A Prayer For God’s Inspiration Father, May everything we do begin with...

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Reflections of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Reflections of St. Ignatius of Loyola Saint Ignatius of Loyola is best known as the founder and first Superior General of the ‘Society of Jesus’. Writer of the book ‘Spiritual Exercises’, Ignatius was a Spanish soldier in the early years of his life. However, a tragic incident changed the course 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...

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Apostle Paul’s Prayers

The Apostle Paul’s Prayers in the Bible Paul the Apostle (c. 5 – c. 64 or 67), commonly known as Saint Paul and also known by his Jewish name Saul of Tarsus, was an apostle (although not one of the Twelve Apostles) who taught the gospel of Christ to the first-century world. Paul is generally...

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Prayers of Hope

Prayers of Hope Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large. As a verb, its definitions include: “expect with confidence” and “to cherish a desire with anticipation.” Among...

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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. We...

Prayers For Students

Prayers For Students Being a student can be an amazing time of new discovery and the forming of new friendships. But it can also be a time of struggling with study tasks, financial worries, loneliness, anxiety and despair. So prayer is essential, for prayer covers, contains, holds, protects, guides! Praying...

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