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Prayer & Meditation


A Prayer for the Earth


Three Versions of The Lord's Prayer

Compare these verions of  The Lord's Prayer:
From the King James Version,  A Translation of Matthew 6:9-13, and One Possible New Translation by Neil Douglas-Klotz

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"Beloved, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours." (Mark 11:24)
Prayer and meditation are key spiritual practices in Unity. Simply put, prayer is talking to God, while meditation is listening. When we pray, we align our words with Truth. When we meditate, we get quiet and listen to Spirit's wisdom and peace found deep within us. Prayer does not change God; it changes us by raising our consciousness.
I am the heartbeat of eternity
I am caught up in the heart of love
Because I have a heart of love in me.
-James Dillet Freeman

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Favorite Prayers and Affirmations

Ute Prayer for the Earth
Earth teach me stillness
as the grasses are stilled with light.
Earth teach me suffering
as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility
as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring
as the mother who secures her young.
Earth teach me courage
as the tree which stands all alone.
Earth teach me limitation
as the ant which crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom
as the eagle which soars in the sky.
Earth teach me resignation
as the leaves which die in the fall.
Earth teach me regeneration
as the seed which rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself
as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness
as dry fields weep with rain.
I am centered and enfolded in Your love, dear God, and nothing can disturb the peace of my soul.
I feel Your peace in the beauty of a summer night as the soft glow of the moon, the twinkle of the stars, and the gentleness of the breeze combine to bring tranquility to the end of a busy day.
Light For My Path
In God's light, I see clearly and understand perfectly.  I know the way to go and what to do.
I relax and release all concerns to You, God.  Your light is a lamp, shining in me and on everaything around me.  Your light is brilliant.  Like the stars that early travelers used to guide I am a traveler in the journey of life.  There are many paths on my journey.  As I walk each one, I feel only peace because Your light is guiding my every step.
Mighty currents of God's healing love flow through me, making me whole and free.
In the mighty currents of Your love is the pulse of my life.  With every beat of my heart,Your healing love continues on its way, renewing my cells and tissues, giving me new energy, making me whole.  Your love moves through me, cell to cell, organ to organ, to fill my heart with peace.
I am comforted and sustained by Your love within me and everywhere around me.  It is in the air I breathe, in the sky above me.  I am at peace.  I inhale Your healing love, dear God.  It is my life, the center of my being.  I exhale, knowing that I am touched by Your love, and in Your love, there is life.  I speak words of peace -  "Peace, be still" - and I feel a new sense of serenity and calmness moving through me.
With God's help, I am an instrument of forgiveness.  I forgive, and I am forgiven.
My heart and mind are immersed in Your love, sweet spirit of God.  It heals the hurt places of my heart and gives me the courage to move forward each day.  I now allow Your love to help me experience a deeper level of healing.
With Your help, dear God, I am an instrument of forgiveness.  I forgive myself; I forgive others; I am forgiven and I am set free.
As I focus my spiritual eyes on You, I see myself in a new way.  I am Your beloved child.  Because You love me so much, I choose to love and forgive myself for anything I have done to hurt myself or another of Your beloved creation.
As I focus my spiritual eyes on You, I also see others in a new way.  I think  of them with these words in my heart:  "You are God's child, filled with God's love and wisdom.  I see You in this light, and I let go of my unforgiving thoughts about you."
God is my source.  My mind is filled with divine ideas, and my life in enriched.
I am aware of Your presence, God, within me, around me.  You are with me, dear God, and I trust You to help the circumstances in my life flow as smoothly as the stream.
Your spirit goes before me, and my health, happiness, prosperity, and success are assured.  Truly, my prosperity is coming to me at the right time and in the right way.
As I close my eyes, I experience Your loving presence as ideas.  These ideas help me walk steadily on the difficult paths and through the twists and turns I may encounter in life.
Thank You.  Thank  You, Thank You, God!
I go now to a quiet place, a place within me, a place where I am alone with You, God.  In this quiet place, I feel comfortable.  I feel sustained and held close.  I feel the presence of love, the presene of peace, the presence of joy.
Here, alone with You, God, I am wrapped in unconditional love.  I experience such peace.  My heart sings with joy and delight, for here I touchYour holy presence, and here Your holy presence touches me.  We are one.
Dear God, I am so thankful for Your presence within me and thankful that at this moment I am aware of You and only You.
I am thankful that my awareness of You is continuously growing and expanding,and with it, my realization of Your many blessings in my life.
My soul is lifted in thanksgiving for Your blessings - priceless gifts of life, of love, of joy, of peace.  Thank You, God.
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