Blessing to All Beings – The Four Immeasurables

May all sentient beings have happiness

and the cause of happiness;

May they be free from suffering

and the causes of suffering;

May they be inseparable from

the sublime happiness

which is beyond sorrow.

And may all abide in great equanimity,

free from attachment to loved ones,

and aversion to others.

May they live believing in the

equality of all that lives.

 

Traditional Buddhist Prayer

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The End of Suffering

Enjoy a meditation from spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh

on how to end suffering

in your life and bring more peace into your world.

It is presented by Wisdom Films.

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Therefore We Do Not Lose Heart

Therefore we do not lose heart.

Though outwardly we are wasting away,

yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

For our light and momentary troubles

are achieving for us an eternal glory

that far outweighs them all.

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen,

but on what is unseen.

For what is seen is temporary,

but what is unseen is eternal.

 

2 Corinthians 4:16 - 18, NIV

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Remembering Jesus at Christmas Time

Dear God,

During this time of light and festivities,

help me to stay within the true Spirit of Christmas.

Birth the love of Christ into my heart,

that I may welcome Jesus fully into my life.

As you surrounded Jesus with angels,

and those ready to guide and protect him,

I ask you this holiday season to surround me.

Fill me with love and compassion

so I may remember always,

the poor, the outcasts, the lonely, the sick

and all those in need of Jesus’ healing love.

Open my heart to all that is good,

helping me always to walk in Christ’s light and love.

Amen.

 

Dr. Lisa Love

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Prayer to St. Jude, Two

Most Holy Apostle, St. Jude,

faithful friend and servant of Jesus,

the church honors and calls upon you,

as the patron of difficult cases,

of things almost despaired of,

Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone.

Intercede with God for me

that he bring visible and speedy help,

where help is almost despaired of.

Come to my assistance in this great need,

that I may receive the help and consolation

of Heaven in all my necessities,

tribulations, and sufferings, particularly

(MAKE YOUR REQUEST HERE)

-- and that I may praise God

with you and all the saints forever.

I promise, O blessed St. Jude

to be mindful of this great favor

granted me by God,

and to always honor you

as my special and powerful patron,

and to gratefully encourage

devotion to you.

Amen.

 

Novena to St. Jude

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Prayer to St. Jude, One

Dear Most Holy Apostle Saint Jude,

faithful servant and friend of Jesus Christ,

I honour and invoke you universally,

as the patron of all people and of all animals.

Please pray for all of us.

Pray for me please, Dear Saint Jude.

Please make use of that particular privilege accorded to you,

to bring visible and immediate help

to me now in all areas of my life.

Please help me consistently.

Dear Saint Jude please come to my assistance now

that I may receive the abundance of prosperity

and support of Heaven in all my necessities,

and in particular help me to feel happiness

and love within my heart consistently.

Help my thoughts to be filled with goodness,

kindness, love, compassion,

and clarity, happiness and joy.

Assist me Dear St Jude to praise God

and to promote you, and to emanate

Goodness, happiness, and peace,

so that I may unobtrusively inspire people.

I promise you, Dear Blessed Saint Jude,

to be ever mindful of this huge favour,

and to always honour You as my special and powerful

Patron Saint, and to publically unobtrusively to promote you

and encourage devotion to you.

Dear Saint Jude, Please pray for all people

and all animals to think and feel with kindness,

peacefulness, happiness, joy, and love.

Dear gentle, genuine, compassionate St. Jude,

whose heart was ever full of human sympathy and love,

I ask you and Jesus Christ, that I may happily receive

the abundance of prosperity and wealth consistently,

abundance of personal success,

abundance of confidence,

abundance of high self esteem,

abundance of career success,

and in particular help me to feel happiness

and love within my heart consistently.

Help my thoughts to be filled with goodness, kindness,

happiness, love, compassion, clarity, and joy.

Assist me Dear Saint Jude to praise God

and to promote you,

and to emanate Goodness, happiness,

and peace every day and every night,

consistently, so that I may unobtrusively inspire people.

As a Thank you Dear Saint Jude, I promise to promote you,

appropriately with sincerity, gratitude, and love.

Thank you Amen

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Lord, Teach Me to Be Generous

Lord, teach me to be generous,

teach me to serve you as I should,

to give and not to count the cost,

to fight and not to heed the wounds,

to toil and not to seek for rest,

to labour and ask not for reward,

save that of knowing that I do your most holy will.

 

Ignatius Loyola - 16th Century

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Let Nothing Disturb You

Let nothing disturb you;

Let nothing dismay you.

All things pass;

God never changes.

Patience attains

All it strives for.

The one who has God

Finds that nothing is lacking.

God alone suffices.

 

Teresa of Avila (1515 - 1582)

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Hear My Cry, O God

Hear my cry, O God;

listen to my prayer.

From the ends of the earth I call to you,

I call as my heart grows faint;

lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

For you have been my refuge,

a strong tower against the foe

I long to dwell in your tent forever

and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.

 

The Bible - Psalms 61.1-4

 

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Glory Be to the Trinity

Glory be to the Father

and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is now,

and ever shall be,

world without end.

Amen

 

Christian – Traditional

 

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