Share your favourite prayer from any faith.

Mine:

Sinners Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of The Living God,
have mercy on me, a sinner.

Lutheran Prayer for Courage

Lord God,
you have called your servants
to ventures of which we cannot see the ending,
by paths as yet untrodden,
through perils unknown.
Give us faith to go out with good courage,
not knowing where we go,
but only that your hand is leading us
and your love supporting us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

and

Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light and
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. Amen.

Share your favourite prayer from any faith tradition.

Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.

I use it a lot…there are times when it’s the only prayer I can pray.

The most perfect prayer is the Lord’s Prayer, given to us by Jesus Himself. It is both a beautiful prayer, when you actually consider the words, but it serves as a “template” of sorts for other prayers.

It begins by addressing God directly and praising Him, then proceeds to ask God for those blessings we need and renews our own commitment to live according to the will of God.

The Morning Offering

O My Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you this day with all that it contains, whether of prayer, work, joy, or suffering in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart: for the salvation of souls, in reparation of sin, and for the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishop and for all apostles of prayer and, in particular, for those recommended by our holy father this month.

Nighttime Prayer

Hail to you Glorious Goddess
at the end of this day you granted me.
May my actions within its hours
be judged to be justified,
and my words within its hours
found to be true.

Drain from me all ill intent and action.
I offer up to you all energy locked
in unworthy actions and reactions.
May tomorrow, by your grace,
find me to be wiser,
and my joy in the universe still greater.

I come to you now in the temple,
Welcome me this night
for rest, for study and for worship.
Grant me dreams of meaning,
and the memory to recall them.

Hail to you, Goddess of the starry pathways!
Hail to you, Goddess of the deep black!
Hail to you, Goddess of the shining sun at midnight!
May I partake of your glory forever.

Amma Iset!

This is my favorite night prayer =)

The Father is my hope, the Son is my refuge, the Holy Spirit is my protector. All-holy Trinity, glory to Thee.

Lord our Father, our young patriots, idols of our hearts, go forth into battle – be Thou near them! With them – in spirit – we also go forth from the sweet peace of our beloved firesides to smite the foe. O Lord our God, help us tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire; help us to wring the hearts of their unoffending widows with unavailing grief; help us to turn them out roofless with their little children to wander unfriended in the wastes of their desolated land in rags and hunger and thirst, sports of the sun flames in summer and the icy winds of winter, broken in spirit, worn with travail, imploring thee for the refuge of the grave and denied it –

For our sakes who adore Thee, Lord, blast their hopes, blight their lives, protract their bitter pilgrimmage, make heavy their steps, water their way with their tears, stain the white snow with the blood of their wounded feet!

We ask it, in the spirit of love, of Him Who is the Source of Love, and Who is the ever-faithful refuge and friend of all that are sore beset and seek His aid with humble and contrite hearts. Amen.

Mark Twain

I have at least 10 favorite prayers that I recite everyday, one of which is the Prayer of St. Francis. He is one of my favorite Saint because of his simplicity and humility.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

– Famous Hindu Prayer

AJTheMan,
Can you translate, please?

Approximately:Om = Om
Namo = praise
Bhagavate = to the Lord
Vasudevaya = Vasu + devaya[indent]Vasu = Vasu/Vishnu
devaya = God[/indent]
My Sanskrit is a bit rusty so I am open to correction.

Om namo bhagavatyai arya prajnaparamitayai!
bhagavatyai = to the Lady
arya = noble
prajnaparamitayai = to the perfection of wisdom

rossum

rossum,
Thankyou!:slight_smile:

Yeah, he got it right. It’s a common prayer to the Lord Vasudevaya, which is many deities. Some worship Vasudevaya as Krishna. Others as Shiva.

It’s basically saying that “I offer my obedience to Vasudevaya.”

Thanks for asking though. I hadn’t thought that someone would want it translated.

The angel cried to the Lady full of grace:
Rejoice, O pure Virgin!
Again, I say, Rejoice!
Your Son is risen from His three days in the tomb.
With Himself He has raised all the dead.
Rejoice, rejoice, O all people!

Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem!
The glory of the Lord has shone on you.
Exult now, and be glad, O Sion.
Be radiant, O pure Theotokos
In the Resurrection of your Son!

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