What is Prayer? Prayer is communication with God or with others of the ascended realm; Prophets, Saints, Angels and other Spiritual Masters.

"Why should one Pray? Prayer keeps our link with God open, clear and clean. How does one Pray?  Praying is talking; you may want to talk aloud, quietly or in your mind. God has a way of hearing all prayers.  Is there a right way or a wrong way to Pray?  There is no right way or wrong way to pray to God. God just likes to hear from all of us. That is Godís job; God listens to prayers. Does God hear us when we Pray?  God hears all of us when we pray.  The more we pray the more God listens.  Why doesnít God grant my prayer requests when I ask?  God knows what prayers to grant, when to grant prayer requests and when not to grant them.  Sometimes granting a prayer request may be good in the short term however it may not be good in the long term. God knows what is best.  Thatís God job; thatís what God does.  How often should I Pray?  Pray every day.  Itís good to check in with God at least once a day. God worries about us.  What do we do when God grants us the request to our Prayers?  Thank God through prayer.  God likes to be appreciated." *

* From the book -
The Seven Simple Principles of Prosperity - Practical Exercises to Achieve a Rich Happy and Joyous Life!

by Oreste J. D'Aversa



Fireman's Prayer

Hail Mary

Irish Blessing

Marine Prayer

Nurse's Prayer

Our Father

Physician's Prayer

Policeman's Prayer

Prayer to God

Prayer For Peace

Prayer For Those In Service

Psalm 23

Soldier's Prayer - One

Soldier's Prayer - Two

The Serenity Prayer


Fireman's Prayer

When I am called to duty, God,
wherever flames may rage;
Give me the strength to save some life,
whatever be its age.

Help me embrace a little child
before it is too late;
Or save an older person from
the horrors of that fate.

Enable me to be alert, and
hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently
put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling and
to give the best in me;
To guard my every neighbor
and protect his property,
And if according to YOUR WILL
I am to give my life,
Please bless with YOUR protecting hand,
my children and my wife.

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Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of grace,

the lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.

Holy Mary,

Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

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Irish Blessing

May There Always Be Work

For Your Hands To Do,

May Your Purse Always Hold

A Coin or Two.

May The Sun Always Shine

On Your Windowpane,

May a Rainbow Be Certain

To Follow Each Rain.

May The Hand Of A Friend

Always Be Near You,

May God Fill Your Heart

With Gladness To Cheer You.

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Marines Prayer

Almighty Father, whose command is over all and whose love never fails, make me aware of thy presence and obedient to Thy will.

Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and deed and helping me to live so that I can face my fellow Marines, my loved ones and Thee without shame or fear.

Protect my family.

Give me the will to do the work of a Marine and to accept my share of responsibilities with vigor and enthusiasm.

Grant me the courage to be proficient in my daily performance.

Keep me loyal and faithful to my superiors and to the duties my country and the Marine Corps have entrusted to me.

Make me considerate of those committed to my leadership.

Help me to wear my uniform with dignity, and let it remind me daily of the traditions which I must uphold. I

f I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith; if I am tempted, make me strong to resist; if I should miss the mark, give me courage to try again.

Guide me with the light of truth and grant me the wisdom by which I may understand the answer to my prayer.

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Nurse's Prayer

Dear Lord,

Thou Great Healer, may Thy great

strength and power flow through

me and lend skill to my hands and

vision, judgment to my mind, and

compassion to my heart.

Grant me the strength to minister

to my patients in their hour of

suffering and travail. And may I

faithfully discharge my duties in

deep humility, worthy of the trust

and faith placed in me.  Amen.

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Our Father

Our Father who art in Heaven,

hallowed be thy name,

thy Kingdom come,

thy will be done,

on earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us,

 and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

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Physician's Prayer

LORD, Thou Great Physician, I kneel
before Thee.

Since every good and perfect gift must
come from Thee, I pray:

Give skill to my hand,
clear vision to my mind,
kindness and sympathy to my heart.

Give me singleness of purpose,
strength to lift at least
part of the burden of my
suffering fellow man,
and a true realization of
the rare privilege that is mine.

Take from my heart all
guile and worldliness that
with the simple faith of a
child I may rely on Thee.

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Policeman's Prayer

courage to face and
conquer my own fears Ö
where others will not goÖ

strength of body to protect others,
and strength of spirit
to lead others Ö

dedication to do my job, to do it well,
dedication to my community,
to keep it safe Ö

for those who trust me,
and compassion for those
who need me Ö


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Prayer to God

Thank you, Creator of the Universe, for the gift of life you have given me.  Thank you for giving me everything that I have ever truly needed.  Thank you for the opportunity to experience this beautiful body and this wonderful mind.  Thank you for living inside with me with all your love, with your pure and boundless spirit, with your warm and radiant light.

Thank you for using my words, for using my eyes, for using my heart to share your love wherever I go.  I love you just the way you are, and because I am your creation, I love myself just the way I am.  Help me to keep the love and the peace in my heart and to make that love a new way of life, that I may live in love the rest of my life.  Amen.

From the Book The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz p. 138

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Prayer For Peace

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 dying that we are born to eternal life.

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Prayer For Those In Service

Lord Jesus, Savior of the World

and King of Peace, watch over our

sons and daughters in the service

of their country.

Protect them

from the physical and moral dangers

of military life. Keep them close

to You and help them live the


Lord Jesus, give them courage to

serve their country with honor and

dignity. Be with them when they are

in danger; strengthen them when they

face hardships. Above all lord, grant

they may return to us, sound in mind,

body and soul. Amen.

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Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd;

I shall not want. 

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;

He leadth me besides the still waters.

He restoreth my soul;

He leadth me in the path of righteousness for His name's sake.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;

Thou anointest my head with oil;

my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;

and will dwell in the house of the lord forever.

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Soldier's Prayer - One

Almighty Father, Whose Command is over all and Whose Love never faileth, let me be aware of Thy presence and obedient to Thy will.

Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and in deed, and helping me so to soldier and to live so as to stand unashamed and unafraid before my fellow soldiers, my loved ones, and Thee.

Protect those in whose love I live.

Give me the will to do the work of a man and to accept my share of responsibilities with a strong heart and a cheerful mind.

Make me considerate of those entrusted to my leadership and faithful to the duties my country has entrusted to me.

Let my uniform remind me daily of the traditions
of the Service of which I am a part.

If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith;
If I am tempted, make me strong to resist;
If I should miss the mark, bestow upon me courage to try again.

Guide me with the light of Thy truth ~ and keep before me the life of Him in Whose example and deliverance I trust.

In the name of my Lord, Amen.

Authored by an unknown World War II U.S. Navy Serviceman

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Soldier's Prayer - Two

God our Father
Help me to remain true to my ideals during my service to my country.

Help me be what is in America, the land of the free.

May I realize that I represent what our country stands for.

My uniform is a symbol of duty and valor both in peace and in war.

I take up arms to defend what all Americans hold dear: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Grant me the strength to live according to these ideals, the courage of my convictions, and the resolve to endure whatever dangers threaten.

With you at our side I fear no evil and resist every enemy, secure in the knowledge that you hold me in the palm of your hand.  Amen.

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The Serenity Prayer

God grant me

The Serenity to accept

the things I cannot change

the things I can and

The Wisdom to know

the difference.

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