Prayers of Blessing

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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Brother Lawrence’s Prayer for Success in Tasks

Here is a prayer for success at work that will enable you to use your prayers to God as a secret key to success.  It was composed by Brother Lawrence who was a lay brother in a French monastery in the 1600s.  Even when Brother Lawrence was working in the kitchen he was able to…

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An Amish Table Prayer

This Amish Table Prayer is an interesting prayer for moderation in using our blessings.  The sentiments are very relevant to use as table blessing when dieting or fasting. Enable us to use Thy manifold blessings with moderation; Grant our hearts wisdom to avoid excess in eating and drinking and in the cares of this life;…

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Saint Theresa’s Prayer of Daily Trust and Joy

This prayer of Saint Theresa has this powerful line, “May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.”  She is known as the Saint of the Little Ways because she did the ordinary things of life well and with great love. Saint Theresa’s Prayer May today there be peace within.…

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A Traditional Irish Blessing

Here is a traditional Irish blessing: May the road rise to me you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

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Bible Verse Prayers for Success

When offering prayers for success, here are Bible verse prayers that will give you confidence in knowing how to pray and confidence in answered prayer. Psalm 115: 14,15 May the Lord make you increase, both you and your children.  May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 118:25  O…

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A Night Prayer by John Keble

Here are some words from the hymn “Sun of My Soul, Thou Savior Dear” written by John Keble which make a beautiful night prayer. Sun of my soul, thou Savior Dear, It is not night if thou be near; O may no earth-born cloud arise To hide thee from thy servant’s eyes.   When the…

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The Aaronic or Priestly Blessing

The Aaronic or Priestly Blessing is used by Christians and is derived from the Jewish blessing given to Aaron to use over the people of Israel. The blessing is found in Numbers 6:24-26. “May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord let His face shine upon you and be gracious to you.…

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