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I have posted the post written below several times since I began this blog, and the daily prayer post below this one was a post I had up on the site before, where I encouraged bloggers to put their daily prayers there in the comment box. In the post I have several prayers with different religions and traditional practices use. I believe in the power of prayer, I believe that prayer can change many things it can, it can! Today please pour your hearts out in prayer in the comment box, the world is in crisis, and prayer is needed, do your own service to humanity and offer a prayer, a sincere one today. Pray for the world, pray for everyone.
The Power of Prayer
By Obara Meji
Although it sounds cliché, I am convinced that prayer is the answer to everything. Irregardless of religion or whatever belief systems we as humans engage in or not engage, the power of words repeated to whatever divinity can give us the desire or result we seek. Whether you believe faithfully or even if you are a little doubtful, the power of prayer will not fail you, but only if it is approached with a mind and heart that is truly set on those desires that are asked for in the prayer.
The universe in its wisdom will label your prayers in the order of importance and urgency. For example a person may pray for money and not receive neither money or a job in which to earn that money, but that same person has health and life. The universe has given wealth to you, because health and life are priceless and cannot be bought, but because we are so fixated on the physical dollars we cannot appreciate that which has been given to us in terms of wealth, health and life, because our lowly human mind cannot understand that of the Divine. Now we ask the question…. who do I pray to when I don’t believe in God or my belief in God is not very strong, I do not understand the whole concept of who or what is God, so if and when I pray what happens?….. To understand God is to BE God yourself. No one understands who or what is God, and it is not for us to judge those who do not believe nor do we try to force our knowledge on said persons, however the focus here is the power of prayer, and everyone does it, even if it is only called a wish. The focus on the divinity called God as the churches do and also which is the human obsession is WRONG!!, because our belief in that Divinity is worship within itself. Rather our focus should dwell on nature, our environment and everything within the earth, as the earlier people of our times did, (our ancestors) and doing so would help us get more in tune or attuned with that which is God.
Prayers or incantations are what all religions and traditional practices have in common, and as such it should be explored more often, not as belonging exclusively to any institution, but what it constitutes as a LONE tool of progress in humanity. The practice of prayer whether public,or private, ritualistic or lofty, petitionary or for thanksgiving, is deliberate and can be used with words or songs or even chants. It is an intimate connection to the divine.
“When a ripe fruit sees an honest man, it drops“…….Yoruba Proverb
Your Daily Prayer Here!
By Obara Meji
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.
The World Is In Crisis, Please Pray