The first paragraph leads to the attitude adequate to an effective prayer, without much explanation. Instead of the third paragraph you may also give other matters to God. You may change the prayer to adapt it to your feelings. Best read slowly and with imagination.:
God, my origin, my help and my hope.!
In unity with Jesus Christ I thank You for everything coming from You.
And I ask You, forgive me everything that took me a long way from You.
In this silence, please let me become creative by Your Spirit.
Guide me, that I will not harm Others on their way to You.
Guide me to help Others according to Your will.
Save me on my way. *
Inspire the people to leave decisions about life and death in
Your hands **.
Help those who work for Your creation***.
Lead this world to the breakthrough to Your promised new time.****
*) Here others may be included.
**) here details may be added, or be considered meditatively after the prayer, like this: 'to stop building up violence', 'taking away one cause of violence by resolving problems', 'to apply only such security measures necessary to allow peaceful people their human rights', 'to start a peaceful dialogue between well-meaning people of the various religions', ... . You may consult Mt 5:9 and 26:52, and Churches' declarations for peace..
The holy scriptures of the various religions originally stressed the struggle of man with his/her own negative sides - the Bible, the Koran, the Zend Avesta, and the Bhagavad Gita ... and not external wars. Later, this was often overlooked or misunderstood, but today there are some ethical common grounds of the religions, contrary to the decaying values of this egotistical civilisation. The various religions can, of course, keep their differences.
***) Nature cries for help. It's time for praying, Lord save us from the 'excited' forces of nature. However, this does not replace a change in the behaviour of man in relation to the rest of the creation.
****)Luke 11:2; 21:31. Revelation 11:16; ...
See Mark 12:30. Prayer involves both the heart-felt belief in the attainment of what is being requested - according to the will of God - and the corresponding thanks. Jesus' words handed down in John 16:23, "My Father will give you whatever you ask in my name", also contained the words "... let the answer surround you" in the old Aramaic texts (cf. Neil Douglas-Klotz, Prayers of the Cosmos: Meditations on the Aramaic Words of Jesus). To pray, live and act in the same "spirit" belong together. (The viewpoints published here, although partly new, are not contrary to the manifold prayers practised by the churches.) See the Lord's Prayer, with bible passages etc. concerning prayer too. God can share out the love, given to him, in all churches.
(An automatically generated text-to-speech-file of the prayer)
See the pages "Blessings", "Complaining", "Meditation", ...
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