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I love your idea, and I love the prayers. In fact, my service
on 3/19/00 is
on the theme of prayer. It is my desire to have a prayer from
tradition for the attunement for the tradition so if you or anyone
out there knows of any traditional prayers from the UW religions, I
welcome hearing about them.
In Love, Khatiba
In January, the cherag(s)s in Tucson, AZ did a worship service using
theme of prayers. Here are the prayers we used along with the scripture
O blazing Light!
awaken my heart, awaken my soul,
ignite my darkness, tear the veils of silence,
and fill my temple with glory.
May all sentient beings gain happiness
and the cause of happiness.
May they be free from suffering
and the cause of suffering.
May they never be separated from the highest bliss
which is devoid of suffering.
May they come to rest in the great impartiality
which is free of attachments and aversions.
With uplifted hands and deep humility,
I beseech you, O Mazda, first and foremost this,
the abiding joy of Spenta Mainyu (your holy Mind).
Grant that I perform all actions in harmony
with Asha (your divine Law), and
acquire the wisdom of Vohu Mana (the good Mind)
so that I may bring happiness to the soul of the Universe.
Native American Tradition...
Grandfather Great Spirit
All over the world the faces of living ones are alike.
With tenderness they have come up out of the ground.
Look upon your children that they may
face the winds and walk the good road to the Day of Quiet.
Grandfather Great Spirit
Fill us with the Light
Give us the strength to understand,
and the eyes to see.
Teach us to walk the soft Earth as relatives to all that live.
O my sweet God, teach me to be the instrument of Thy Love.
(from Sri Aurobindo)
May it be your will, Lord our God and God of our fathers,
to lead us in peace, to guide us in peace, to support us in peace,
and direct our steps in peace. Deliver us from the hands of
every enemy and lurking foe, from robbers and wild beasts on the
journey, and from all calamities that may come to and
afflict the world, and bestow blessing upon all our actions.
Grant me grace, kindness, and mercy in Your eyes
and in the eyes of all who behold us, and bestow
bountiful kindness upon us. Hear the voice of our prayer,
for You hear everyone’s prayer.
Blessed are You Lord, who hears prayer.
Our Heavenly Father, may your name be kept holy,
May your Kingdom come,
May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today the food we need;
Forgive us the wrongs that we have done.
As we forgive the wrongs that others have done us;
Do not bring us to hard testing, but keep us safe from the Evil One.
(Today’s English Version of the Lord's Prayer)
Religion of Islam...
In the name of Allah, most compassionate and merciful:
Praise be to Allah the Lord of Creation,
The Compassionate, the Merciful,
King of Judgement day.
You alone do we worship, and to You alone we pray for help.
Guide us to the straight path —
The path of those whom You have blessed,
Those who do not displease You,
Those who do not go astray.