If you have a need for healing and prayer, just post your request. You don't have to state your name or specifics of your particular need. Simply say that you could sure use some spiritual help and prayer right now. All are welcome here, regardless of beliefs.
Anyone who would like to focus healing energies and prayer for those asking, that would be great. One person might pray, another might meditate and focus good energies going to the person asking for help. Whatever the method, you can be of service to others who are suffering. I would like to share one of my favorite prayers... please feel free to share yours too.
Precept Dedication Prayer
by Shantideva, revised by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
May all beings everywhere,
Plagued by sufferings of body and mind,
Obtain an ocean of happiness and joy.
By virtue of my merits.
May no living creature suffer,
Commit evil or ever fall ill.
May no one be afraid or belittled,
With a mind weighed down by depression.
May the blind see forms,
And the deaf hear sounds.
May those whose bodies are worn with toil
Be restored on finding repose.
May the naked find clothing,
The hungry find food.
May the thirsty find water
And delicious drinks.
May the poor find wealth,
Those weak with sorrow find joy.
May the forlorn find hope,
Constant happiness and prosperity.
May there be timely rains
And bountiful harvests.
May all medicines be effective
And wholesome prayers bear fruit.
May all who are sick and ill
Quickly be freed from their ailments.
Whatever diseases there are in the world,
May they never occur again.
May the frightened cease to be afraid
And those bound be freed.
May the powerless find power
And may people think of benefiting each other.
I thought I'd share this prayer that was written by my seventeen yr old son..my son is Catholic, but take out the Hail Mary for those who aren't (me included),and it's a lovely prayer suited for most of us..
Lord we thank you for this great day and the opportunity to do your will not our own. We often forget that it is your will that shall be done not our own. We thank you for blessing us, even if we don't recognize the blessings you have bestowed on us. You gave up your only son to redeem the world of its sins, yet we don't show gratitude on a consistent basis. May you give us the strength to live out your message and forget the empty promises of temptation. For all you have done has been delivered in the form of truth to guide us back to you, our creator. May you mend our hearts of hatred, anxiety and stress to make Earth a bastion of charity not hate. May you give us the piece of mind to forget the faults of ourselves and our neighbors and let your light shine through our cracks of sin. May charity,justice and compassion fall upon the Earth to allow peace to prosper in our ?Culture of Death? that augments daily. We ask that you give us the courage to stand up for what is right in the name of justice not popularity,because in the end it is your will that must be done until you come again to separate the sheep from the goats. We pray that you lead all souls to heaven especially those who are most deserving of your mercy. In your name we pray the Hail Mary:
Haily Mary full of grace the Lord is with thee,
Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus,
Holy Mary Mother of God pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
At this very moment,
for the peoples and the nations of the earth,
may not even the names disease, famine, war and suffering be heard.
Rather may their moral conduct, merit, wealth and prosperity increase,
and may supreme good fortune and well-being always arise for them.
My first sweat was a White Buffalo Calf Woman sweat lodge ceremony with many stone people participating. Before I ever knew who she was, I had seen her in visions and thought to share this.
Lakota Instructions for Living
Passed down from White Buffalo Calf Woman
Friend, do it this way,
that is, whatever you do in life,
do the very best you can
with both your heart and mind.
And if you do it that way,
the Power of the Universe
will come to your assistance,
if your heart and mind are in Unity.
When one sits in the Hoop of the People,
one must be responsible,
because all of Creation is related,
and the hurt of one is the hurt of all,
and the honor of one is the honor of all,
and whatever we do
affects everything in the Universe.
If you do it that way,
that is, if you truly join
your heart and mind as One,
whatever you ask for,
that's the Way It's Going to Be.