Prayers & Blessings

By Louis Grassi

Apprehension PRayer

God, please watch over me
As I begin this pursuit.


I pray,
I pray that the experience
Will teach me,
Intrigue me,
But most of all,
I pray that the experience
Will prove a journey worthwhile

A benchmark for strength.

And when the opportunity comes,
I will surely reflect.

I feel dazed by the light in my dreams.

In the end,
I will never, ever forget,
I promise,
That by the end of it all,
Thy will be done.


AND SO IT IS.

Self-Control Prayer

God, I need you
I need you completely.


I beg for you to show me
How to conjure up passionate thoughts
But only for you

For you and your will

Because I feel like
I’ve become an embodiment
Of your physical will.

This rash mentality
Pushed me forcefully
Through apprehension and addiction,
Through bad and even worse,
Through all and nothing,
Through every single thing
In my entire life

My most powerful strength,
The pursuit of desire
Decimated by a weakness
For a one-sided sway

I finish lost, scared, in pieces.

Surprise me, Lord –
I welcome change.

AMEN.

Clearing Prayer

Here I sit
With my back straightened
And my feet flattened.


Here I sit
And now I breathe
In through the nose, out through the mouth
In through the nose, out through the mouth

Now I become a reflection
In the mirror of the present
I don’t take these breaths,
God gives them to me

And as I breathe in faithfully
And breathe out slowly
All of the energy
That enters my body
Now enters my chakras
From my root to my crown-


The Muladhara
To the Sahasrara


The intent is there,
The hope is there,
The joy is there,
The love is there.


Here I sit
With my back straightened
And my feet flattened.


Here I sit
And now I breathe
In through the nose, out through the mouth
In through the nose, out through the mouth


Into the power, out from the clouds
In through the nose, out through the mouth.


AND SO IT IS-

AMEN.

New Year’s Prayer

Here I am,
Waking up to a new year.
I scan my atmosphere,
Inside and out,
Far from perfect.


But then I realize
God has given me a gift,
A prize for the new year.


God has given me the gift of hope.
I never recognized it before,
But as I join my palms to pray,
I am fully aware
That hope is in fact a gift.


Hope brings happiness,
Hope brings wisdom,
Hope brings vision,
Hope brings love.

Hope is not meant to cause anguish
Or heartache.
Hope is not a state of desperation,
Nor is hope punitive.


Hope is love,
Yes, hope is love!
Alas, hope is a sign of devotion
Straight from the workings of God.


AMEN.

Opening to Spirit Prayer


And now we close our eyes
In this quiet moment of intention.


We call on God to channel
The guides, helpers, and loved ones
Through our mind, body, and spirit


And we breathe deeply,
Taking in oxygen through our noses,
Holding on,
And breathing out through our mouths
Slowly and determinedly


And now we come together,
Sitting in the power,
Letting the power flow through us,
Letting the power bring healing.


It is the power that allows all of us
To connect with Spirit,
In truth & in love
And welcome in those

who wish to do the same,
For the highest and most positive future outcome

of all involved.

This is the power
The power of Spirit
.

AND SO IT IS-

AMEN.

Prayer for Energy

God,
Assist me in my quest to become
Energized
For the remainder of today

As I am a vehicle for survival…

Powered solely by Your will
Your very, very immense will
But Your capacity to keep
Our relationship
Intimate and extremely direct
Grants me a continuous,
Calming faith

And so with this faith,
I confidently ask You
To keep me up and running
In order to complete the cycle
To acknowledge Your will.

AND SO IT IS.

Prayer for Self-Esteem

God-
Help me to be honest,
Honest with myself,
Not to become a villain,
reflecting hatred for myself
far away from my soul

God,
Help me to become less critical of myself
And all my past decisions.
I always did the best that I could,
with the best that I had.

God,
Help me to love myself
with the same amount of faith that I possess
In knowing for sure
That you do love me.


AND SO IT IS.

Clarity Prayer

At a time when
Everyone seeks to know why,
We have lost the ability
To recognize the darkness

And so now,
I ask for you
To help me to take the first steps
Onto the journey of my life.

I believe in the journey.
You have given me this journey.

And so with this journey,
I ask you
For clarity
As I embark on this journey.

I ask you
To help me to find
The beauty that exists
In the experience of my life.

At a time when
Everyone seeks to know why,
I ask God for the ability
To recognize the darkness
In order to find
The beauty that exists
In the experience of my life.

AMEN.





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