"So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work he had done in creation. Such is the story of the heavens and the earth at their creation"
Genesis 1: 20-2:4a
To pray and then to work, to work and then to pray; that is the cadence of a life well-lived in the image of God, our Maker. The sweetness of holy rest is our blessed reward.
"But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you."
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
I go within to pray, shutting out the clamoring voices in my monkey mind, along with the creeping fears, judgments, and incessant business which usually possess my attention. In this sacred space in my heart which I share only with God, I am for a time, cradled at peace in the loving arms of my Father. This amazing peace is my reward.
The Church of Conscious Harmony
In this section you find some of our favorite prayers. Would you like to suggest some of yours? We would gladly add them here!
Prayer from "A Course in Miracles"
I am here only to be truly helpful.
I am here to represent Him who sent me.
I do not have to worry
about what to say or what to do,
because He who sent me
will direct me.
I am content to be wherever He wishes,
knowing He goes there with me.
I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal.
Ron Roth's Come Holy Spirit Prayer
Come, Holy Spirit, you replace the anxiety and fear within me with the calm serenity, quiet confidence and courageous faith that comes from knowing there is a rock upon which I am able to lean during the storm, a rock that will not falter or crumble, a rock that is sturdy, strong, and always there waiting with arms outstretched in love.
Come, Holy Spirit, you replace the scars of bitterness and resentment within me with the ointment of joy and gladness which comes from knowing the Forgiver and Healer who wraps me in His tender care.
Come, Holy Spirit, you replace the coldness and hardness of my heart, the dullness of my mind, the darkness of my spirit with the soft, warm golden rays of your never-ending Light. You penetrate down deep into my very being, uncovering all that is hidden and you enliven within me once again the dying ember of a great love for God, for others and for myself.
Holy Spirit, thank you for letting me see myself as you see me, a wonderful being made in Your image, vibrant and alive with abilities and potential for doing great things for You and Your people.Holy Spirit, thank you for this tremendous, powerful truth that You are with me, in me, and for me all the days of my life, healing me and filling me full of your Presence, Love, Peace, and Joy. Amen
© Ron Roth, 1998
A Prayer for Animals by Albert Schweitzer
Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals,
especially for animals who are suffering;
for animals that are overworked, underfed and cruelly treated;
for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars;
for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry;
for all that must be put death.
We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity,
and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion
and gentle hands and kindly words.
Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals,
and so to share the blessings of the merciful
Prayer of Saint Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Prayers for Mystics (pdf)