Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Magical Prayers


The first to work definitely to lift up the gates of ignorance and inculcate the constructive principles of the Law of Life should be those whose consciousness can grasp and realise that love, compassion, justice, co-operation and all constructive forces neutralise and transmute the clouds of karmic dust and inharmony into peace, brotherhood and co-operation.

The uniting of thousands of hearts and minds to this definite end should generate a great current of dynamic spiritual force sweeping continuously around the world and help in opening wide the everlasting doors and preparing for the quick coming of the King of Glory, not only into our own hearts and lives, but into the lives of nations and humanity as a whole.

The Teacher

A group of detainees at Joint Task Force Guantanamo bow and touch the forehead to the ground as they observe morning prayer before sunrise inside Camp Delta 28 October. Detainees at the JTF are afforded the opportunity to pray five times each day and are provided prayer rugs and copies of the QuranPetty Officer 1st Class Marcos HernandezU.S. Navy

Repeat morning, noon and night, or oftener, but at least at noon each day, the following Prayer for World Harmony with a deep heartfelt realisation of its significance and a scientific understanding of its dynamic psychological power to awaken and stimulate into action every germ of good in the hearts of mankind.

It is noon somewhere every minute of the day, which like a refreshing breeze should cool the heat of conflicting interests and blow off the karmic dust of the past which is settling upon and blinding individuals and nations to the Law of Life—harmony and co-operation.

See the Radiance which this Prayer invokes, dispelling the clouds of inharmony as the Sun dispels the fog, and stimulating the growth of the good in each heart as the Sun stimulates the growth of the sprout when the fog has been dispelled and the Sun can carry on its constructive work.


Glory and honour and worship be unto Thee, 0 Lord Christ,

Thou who art the Life and Light of all mankind!

Thou art the King of Glory

To whom all the peoples of the Earth should give joyful allegiance and service.
Inspire mankind with a realisation of true Brotherhood.
Teach us the wisdom of peace, harmony and co-operation.

Breathe into our hearts the understanding that only as we see ourselves—

As parts of the one body of humanity—

Can peace, harmony, success and plenty descend upon us.

Help us to conquer all manifestations

Of inharmony and evil in ourselves and in the world.

Bless us all with the Radiance of Thy Divine Love and Wisdom

That we may ever worship Thee in the beauty of holiness.

In the Name of the Living Christ, we ask it.


A man praying at a Japanese Shintō shrine—Kalandrakas (カランドラカス) from Kanagawa, Japan—Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic


0 Christ! 

Light Thou within my heart

The Flame of Divine Love and Wisdom,

That I may dwell forever in the radiance of Thy countenance

And rest in the Light of Thy smile!

Abu Sami, a Bedouin from the eastern desert of Jordan, prays in a nomad's mosque pointing towards Mecca—Sima shimony—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International


I have within me the power of the Christ!

I can conquer all that comes to me today!

I am strong enough to bear every trial

And accept every joy

And to say

Thy will be done!

Attitudes of prayer, Biskra—Tupper Scrapbooks Collection—William Vaughn Tupper


0 thou loving and helpful Master Jesus!

Thou who gavest to Thy disciples power to heal the sick!

We, recognising Thee, and realising Thy divine Presence with us,

Ask Thee to lay Thy hands upon us in healing Love.

Cleanse US from all OUR sins, 

And by the divine power of Omnipotent Life,

Drive out the atoms of inharmony and disease, 

Fill our bodies full to overflowing with Life and Love and Purity.

Sailors acting as flag bearers bow their heads during a prayer at a burial at sea ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) while under way in the Pacific Ocean on 19 August 2007. The Lincoln conducted the solemn and sacred tradition of burial at sea for 11 former service members during its transit to its homeport of Everett, Washington—Petty Officer 3rd Class James R. Evans, U.S. Navy


0 Christ! 

Surround and fill me with the Flame of Divine Love and Wisdom,

That it may purify, illumine and guide us in all things.

May its Spiritual Fire form a rampart of Living Flame around me 

To protect us from all harm. 

May it radiate to every heart, consuming all evil and intensifying all good.

In the name of the Living Christ! 


An elderly Tibetan women holding a prayer wheel on the Lhasa's pilgrimage circuit of Barkhor. The Barkhor, a quadrangle of streets that surrounds the Jokhang Temple, is both the spiritual heart of the holy city and the main commercial district for Tibetans—Luca Galuzzi—www.galuzzi.itCreative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic


I am a child of the Living God!

I have within me the all-creating power of the Christ!

It radiates from me and blesses all I contact.

It is my Health, my Strength, my Courage,

My Patience, my Peace, my Poise,

My Power, my Wisdom, my Understanding,

My Joy, my Inspiration, and my Abundant Supply.

Unto this great Power I entrust all my problems,

Knowing they will be solved in Love and Justice.

Mention all problems connected with your worldly affairs, visualise each and conclude with the following words

Ethiopia—Innocent Prayers of a Young Child—Steve Evans from Citizen of the World—Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

O Lord Christ! I have laid upon Thy altar all my wants and desires.

I know Thy Love, Thy Wisdom, Thy Power and Thy Graciousness.

In Thee I peacefully rest, knowing that all is well.

For Thy will is my will. 


The Anchorite—Teodor Axentowicz (1859–1938)—National Museum in Warsaw (MNW)


Come, 0 Lord of Life and Love and Beauty!

Thou who art myself and yet art God!

And dwell in this body of flesh,

Radiating all the beauty and holiness and perfection,

That the flesh may out-picture all that Thou art within!

Even so come, 0 Lord. 


Vesper Bells—Rudolf Eickemeyer


0 Divine Mother!

Illumine me with Divine Wisdom,

Vivify me with Divine Life and 

Purify me with Divine Love,

That in all I think and say and do

I may be more and more Thy child. 


Taiwanese in Mengjia Longshan Temple—© CEphoto, Uwe Aranas

Taiwanese woman praying after bringing her offerings to Mengjia Longshan Temple—© CEphoto, Uwe Aranas


I am a creator.

By the power of my spiritualised will 

I consciously gather all the forces from this food, 

And use them to create health, strength and harmony in all my bodies.

Luxembourgers in England—Evacuees in Surrey, 1942—Five-year-old Andrew and his three-year-old sister Jacqueline say Grace before a meal at the house in which they are staying in Surrey. According to the original caption, when they sit down to eat they "always remember their grandparents still in Luxembourg, Food is scarce in Luxembourg now—Imperial War Museum on the IWM NoNon-Commercial licence

Luxembourgers in England—Evacuees in Surrey, 1942—Five-year-old Andrew and three-year-old Jacqueline say their prayers before settling down to sleep at the house in which they are staying, somewhere in Surrey. The original caption states that they are remembering their grandparents, still in Luxembourg, in their prayers, as they do every night—Imperial War Museum on the IWM NoNon-Commercial licence


As the physical sun

Disappears from our sight,

May the Spiritual Sun

Arise in our hearts,

Illumine our minds,

And shed its radiant blessing

Upon all we contact.

Give us this day our daily bread, a photograph by American photographer Rudolf Eickemeyer, Jr—United States Library of Congress' Prints and Photographs division

Extracted from the bookLetters from the Teacher, Volume II, Universal Religious Fellowship Inc., Harriette Augusta Curtiss and F. Homer Curtiss, Curtiss Book Company, California, 1924