Thank you Cami! Although Desiderata is really a poem, it reads like a universal prayer to me. It applies to all of us I believe , these words of wisdom and encouragement, motivation and inspiration! The world is in Chaos, please place your daily prayer here! if only you really and truly knew the importance of prayers! Let me know if you like this picture better than the first one. Mth we love and miss you!
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.
Desiderata VIDEO BELOW;
BABALAWO AND STUDENTS CHANTING IFA VERSES, DO NOT MATTER THAT YOU CANNOT KNOW THE WORDS, THE ENERGY BEING PUT OUT IS GOOD;
Iwure to Ori for Good Luck
(Luck can/should be replaced with the concept of Balance/Alignment)
from Otura Ogbe (Otura Ori-ire)
Ka ji ni kutukutu
Ka mu ohun ipin ko’pin
d’Ifa fun Olomo-ajiba’re-pade
Emi ni mo ji ni kutukutu ti mo f’ohun ipin ko’pin
Emi ni mo ba ire pade l’ola
To wake up early morning
And give destiny its due
Divine for the person that will met-with-luck
It is me that gives destiny its due on my waking in the morning
Therefore, it is me that will met with luck today and tomorrow (i.e. all my life)
Another Prayer to Ori (Your Spiritual Consciousness)
“ORI lo nda eni
Esi ondaye ORISA lo npa eni da
O npa ORISA da
ORISA lo pa nida
Bi isu won sun
Aye ma pa temi da
Ki ORI mi ma se ORI
Ki ORI mi ma gba abodi”
“ORI is the creator of all things
ORI is the one that makes everything happen, before life happens
He is the ORISA that can change man
No one can change the ORISA
ORISA that changes the life of man with baked yam
AYE*, donÂ´t change my fate
For my ORI not letting people disrespect me
That my ORI donÂ´t let me be disrespected by none
My ORI, donÂ´t accept evil.”
(* AYE joint of the forces of good and evil)
THIS IS THE GAYATRI MANTRA, PLEASE PLAY IT EVERYDAY IF YOU CAN, IT BRINGS GOOD THINGS, GOOD VIBRATIONS, POSITIVE ENERGY
A Hindu Prayer for Peace
Oh God, lead us from the unreal to the Real.
Oh God, lead us from darkness to light.
Oh God, lead us from death to immortality.
Shanti, Shanti, Shanti unto all.
Oh Lord God almighty, may there be peace in celestial regions.
May there be peace on earth.
May the waters be appeasing.
May herbs be wholesome, and may trees and plants bring peace to all.
May all beneficent beings bring peace to us.
May the Vedic Law propagate peace all through the world.
May all things be a source of peace to us. And may thy peace itself bestow peace on all and may that peace come to me also.
THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, MY CHURCH HAT FRIENDS YOU ARE WELCOME TOO!
Psalm 121 King James Version (KJV)
121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Psalm 27 King James Version (KJV)
27 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.
5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.
7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.
9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.
11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
ADD YOUR OWN DAILY PRAYER THE WORLD IS IN CRISIS!!
Obara Meji is a spiritualist, Ifa-Orisa practitioner, and teacher of metaphysics. Since 2011 she has used her online platform to share her personal experiences to those seeking answers about spirituality. Her teachings will expand into short stories, novels, and public speaking to continue her mission of bringing enlightenment to the world.