Great Prayers

The Great Invocation Prayer Brings Peace and Joy

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The Great Invocation Prayer Brings Peace and Joy

Saying The Great Invocation The Great Invocation is one of the oldest prayers ever given to humankind. It has been given to us in differing forms from time to time depending on the spiritual need of humanity. Like an arrow speeding to its goal, the Invocation is a gift to be received with gratitude. Then as you join other people and become a group, it is a gift to be sent for the healing of humanity and the earth. The Great Invocation crosses boundaries between lands and cultures and it moves easily between time zones when those who say it, speak it with intentionality. As with any gift, it...

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Prayer of Acknowledgement – T S Eliot – Little Gidding

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Prayer of Acknowledgement – T S Eliot – Little Gidding

A Prayer of Acknowledgement T. S. Eliot wrote Little Gidding. The writing below comes from Part V, of his “Four Quartets”. It seemed to be a perfect thing to share with you, especially at this time of year. It somehow found its way to the top of my desk from Richard Rohr and the Center for Action and Contemplation, a Roman Catholic Organization located in the American Southwest. I don’t know that Eliot thought of it as a prayer, but it has that subtle and uplifting aura to me. I hope you like it! “(…) With the drawing of this Love and the voice of this Calling We shall not cease...

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GREAT PRAYER OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI

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GREAT PRAYER OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI

GREAT PRAYER OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI The simple prayer of St. Francis of Assisi provides for us a mold in which to cast our own life’s conduct and character. It provides a blueprint upon which to pattern our living in our thoughts, speech and actions within our day to day relationships with our fellow beings and with all life around us. Therefore, the prayer of St. Francis is a precious document for us, an indispensable, invaluable frame of reference by which to judge our own lives, and referring to which we can do the necessary to bring about the needed alterations and...

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