Prayers that rocked my world

Where mind is without fear by Rabindranath Tagore

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where the knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls
Where words come from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom my father
Let my country awake

Prayer seeking strength by Rabindranath Tagore

This is my prayer to thee my Lord Strike, strike at the root of penury in my heart. Give me the strength to lightly bear my joys and sorrows. Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service. Give me the strength never to disown the poor. Or bend my knees before insolent might. Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles. Give me the strength to surrender my strength to Thy will with love

Seeking strength for living one day at a time

The morning light is breaking lord
Another day is here
Life’s problems must again be met
With heart and vision clear
Strength for today, we ask, dear Lord
Strength only for today
Renew our faith, our hope revive
Illumine our skies of gray
For yesterday is past, dear Lord
Tomorrow we never may see
Today alone lies in our grasp
To use of lose for eternity
Help us to lend a helping hand
To dry a falling tear
To give to all whose lives touch ours
Some comfort or good cheer
Help us to sink our poor weak-self
With its longings, hopes and fears
In service to our fellow-men
Battling through the vale of tears
Just for today – day by day Courage and strength we pray
Garnering the good, forgiving the wrong
Till we have lived our last today.
Amen!

Our prayer is not for ease

Father, hear the prayer we offer.
Our prayer is not for ease but for strength that we may ever live courageously.
We do not ask for our way to lie for ever in green pastures. But that we may tread rejoicingly even the steep and rugged pathway.
We do not pray to be ever allowed to rest and stay idly by still waters. But that we may be able to smite living fountains from the rocks along our way.
O lord, God-almighty be our strength in hours of weakness our guide in our wanderings and always be at our side through endeavor, failure and danger.
Amen!

The Day Returns by RL Steverson

The day returns and brings us back to our round of duties. Help us to play the man. Help us to perform our tasks with laughter and kind faces.
Let cheerfulness abound with industry.
Give us to go blithely on our business all this day. Bring us to our resting beds weary and content and undishounoured. Grant us in the end, the gift of sleep. Amen!

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