A Prayer to Live With Grace

Found at http://www.mentalhealthministries.net/inspiration/prayers.html

A Prayer to Live With Grace

May we discover through pain and torment,
the strength to live with grace and humor.
May we discover through doubt and anguish,
the strength to live with dignity and holiness.
May we discover through suffering and fear,
The strength to move toward healing.
May it come to pass that we be restored to health and to vigor.
May life grant us wellness of body, spirit, and mind.
And if this cannot be so, may we find in this transformation and passage
Moments of meaning, opportunities for love
and the deep and gracious calm that comes
when we allow ourselves to move on.

~Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro

Bless This Day

Bless this Day

May this day be blessed with gifts
Lessons, understanding and friends
May my energy be a gift to all I meet
Let me be centered, healing and open
May I face the day with courage
kindness, insight and compassion
May my spirit and body, honor this day

~ Abby Willowroot © 1999

Who Closes My Eyes: A Blessing At Bedtime

(From http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jewish-bedtime-prayers)

Praised are You, Adonai, our God, Ruler of the universe, who closes my eyes in sleep, my eyelids in slumber.

May it be Your will, Adonai, My God and the God of my ancestors, to lie me down in peace and then to raise me up in peace.

Let no disturbing thoughts upset me, no evil dreams nor troubling fantasies.

May my bed be complete and whole in Your sight.

Grant me light so that I do not sleep the sleep of death, for it is You who illumines and enlightens.

Praised are You, Adonai, whose majesty gives light to the universe.

O Dark Mother

(Abbi Spinner)
O dark mother, lead me inward
down to the cave of my heart. (4x)

(pause)

O dark mother, lead me inward
down to the cave of my heart. (3x)

Down to the cave of my heart
Down to the cave of my heart

LISTEN

Mother and Father

(Laurie H.)
Mother, guide me.
Mother, hide me.
Mother, mold me.
Mother, hold me.

Mother, teach me.
Mother, reach me.
Mother, show me.
Mother, know me.

Father, protect me from
all that I’ve yet to learn.
Father, have pride in me.
Father, see light in me.
Father, give strength to me
for what I need to see.
Father, take care of me.
Father, be there for me.

May Your Journey

(Mz imani)

May your journeys be safe.
May your worries be few.
May the gods always watch over you.

May you grow like a flower
straight toward the light,
grounded in the mother earth.

May we grow like a forest
straight toward the light,
grounded in the mother earth.

We Glorify Thy Name

We glorify thy name.
Raise us from the denseness of the earth.

We’re opening up our hearts
to divine beauty all around us.
We sing in thy name.
We dance in thy name.

Light around us. Light within us.

Lady’s Prayer

Our Mother
Who live within us
Wonderful is thy name
Thy blessings come
To everyone on Earth
O Queen of Heaven.
Bless now this day our daily food
And help us enjoy the pleasures
That you bestow upon us.
And guide us so we may harm none
And show us the way to the balance.
For thine is the laughter.
And the love,
And the moonlight forever.
Amen.