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Prayers of Blessing

Three Prayers of Thankfulness

Prayers of thankfulness for the things that enrich our lives expand our hearts and spirits as well. These three prayers of thankfulness by inspirational author Evelyn Bence help us thank God for the gift of color, the many blessings we take for granted and the objects that remind us of the greater gifts behind them…

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Prayers of Blessing Using Scriptures

An effective and meaningful way to pray blessings for others is to insert their names in Scriptures that promise God’s love, care and grace.  Here are selected Scriptures prayers of blessing with blanks in them so you can insert the person’s name when praying these promises.   These prayers of blessing can be used for those…

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Grace and Table Blessings

The following are four different graces or table blessings that were posted in the middle of a placard on our table at the S&S Cafeteria in Macon, GA.  These include Protestants, Catholics, Jewish and Greek Orthodox table blessings.  Try using a different one for different meals to add a variety of ways to think about…

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Prayer of Blessing for Life’s Hard Times

If you know someone who is going through a time of trouble, here’s a prayer to offer for them.   And then get in touch with them and let them know that you’re praying for them. Prayer of Blessing for Life’s Hard Times May God prosper the work of your hands Encourage you with His guidance…

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The John Wesley Teapot Table Blessing

The John Wesley Teapot has two table blessings on it, one on each side.  One blessing is said or sung before the meal and the second is said or sung after the meal. (Use the tune of the Doxology also called  the hymn “Old 100” which is a hymn based on Psalm 100.)   The prayers…

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Prayer of Farewell Blessing

When we depart from someone we care about, it’s comforting to say a prayer of blessing.  The words of the hymn by J.E. Rankin entitled “God be with you till we meet again” make a good way to express our desires that God will protect and care for our loved ones while they are absent…

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Morning Sunrise Prayer

Make me a cloud at sunrise, Lord Just as the sun arises Let me be lifted high in prayer To catch and reflect The first rays of your glory     Help me to shine throughout this day With the warming glow of your love So that others might be able to see Your splendor…

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Chinese New Year Prayer of Blessing

This Chinese New Year prayer of blessing using Bible verses is based on the Chinese New Year tradition of  celebrating  by sweeping clean the old and making way for new fortune and prosperity.  This prayer uses some of the common wishes and greetings exchanged on Chinese New Year to form a Christian prayer for spiritual…

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Prayer for Jewish Friends During Hanukkah

Dear God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob we come to you with a special prayer of blessing for our Jewish brothers and sisters during Hanukkah.  As they light each candle on the menorah may their hearts be filled with the Light of the World.  As they remember those who have died, may their eyes be…

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Expressing Your Prayers for Others in the Language of Flowers

When you want to give someone a visual expression of your prayers that speaks beyond words try making a special bouquet of flowers using the traditional and religious “language of flowers” where each flower symbolizes different virtues and graces. How to do this prayer practice Jane Ingrassia of Roswell, GA, who is a trained floral…

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