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• There is God (pray001) – Various traditions and TZF
• Am I Not (pray002) – “Holy Mother” by Swami Nikhilananda, & TZF
• What a marvel (pray003) – “LOTUS Prayer Book” (Integral Yoga Publications, Yogaville, VA)
• A little afraid (pray004) – TZF
• To be what we are (pray005) – TZF
• My Sweet Lord (pray006) – TZF
• Jesus Rembrandt (pray007) – from Rembrandt – Life of Christ
• There is Buddha (pray008) – “The World’s Wisdom” by Philip Novak (HarperCollins, 1994, p. 103)
• Why now? (pray009) – TZF
• Welcome the unexpected (pray010) – TZF
• Remember Me (pray011) – 2:144 , 150ff “The Koran” trans N. J. Dawood (Penquin, p. 24 & 25)
• Think of your life (pray012) – TZF
• Feather (pray013) – TZF
• Nothing to fear (pray014) – “A Course in Miracles” I:29 (Foundation for Inner Peace, 1975)
• Fix your mind (pray015) – “The Bhagavad Gita” trans. by Swami Nikhilananda (ix.34)
• When a child (pray016) – 1 Corinthians 13.11 “The New Testament & Psalms, An Inclusive Version”
• How extraordinary (pray017) – TZF
• The Supreme Guru (pray018) – “I Am That – Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj” (Chetana, 1973)
• How long, Mother (pray019) – TZF
• Exchange this instant (pray020) – “A Course in Miracles“ I:18 (Foundation for Inner Peace, 1975)
• Am I that (pray021) – TZF
• When you pray (pray022) – TZF
• Bodhisattva (pray023) – Smithsonian magazine, 9/97 (see also)
• The best part (pray024) – “The Cloud of Unknowing” trans. Ira Progoff (DELL)
• All I have (pray025) – Lamentations 3:24 (Revised English Bible, Oxford, 1989)
• Imagine a flower (pray026) – Sri Chinmoy (from a poster at a health food store in Bangor, Maine)
• Stand up & be free (pray027) – “Vivekananda – The Yogas & Other Works” (p. 308)
• Genuine light (pray028) – John 1:9ff (“The Complete Gospels” Annotated Scholars Version)
• Understand first (pray029) – “I Am That – Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj” (Chetana, 1973)
• Do not stop there (pray030) – “Journey to The Lord of Power” by Ibn ’Arabi (p. 32) (paraphrased TZF)
• All our fears (pray031) – TZF
• The Great Jihad (pray032) – “The Sufis“ by Idries Shah (Doubleday Anchor, 1971) and TZF
• The mind is everything (pray033) – “Holy Mother” by Swami Nikhilananda (p. 224)
• I pray to God (pray034) – “Yoga & Spiritual Life” by Sri Chinmoy (AUM Publications)
• God is at hand (pray035) – “Markings” by Dag Hammarskjold (Alfred A. Knopf)
• If God (pray036) – TZF (See also The Sacred Riddle where click on “The Moment”)
• God can (pray037) – “By His Grace – A Devotee’s Story” by Dada Mukerjee (Hanuman Foundation)
• What is mysticism (pray038) – “Suggestions for Thought” by Florence Nightingale, ed. Calabria
• Amazing Grace (pray039) – John Newton. See
• The real self (pray040) – “Tripura Rahasya” (Jupiter Press, Madras, 1980, IX:13ff)
• How sweet (pray041) – James Taylor
• Be still (pray042) – Psalms 46:10 “Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version” (Thos. Nelson, 1972)
• The very stuff (pray043) – TZF
• A butterfly, a man (pray044) – Chuang Tzu in “The World’s Wisdom” (HarperCollins, 1994, p. 166)
• Bless you (pray045) – Numbers 6:24ff “Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version” (Thos. Nelson, 1972)
• So be it (pray046) – TZF
• The Lord is (pray047) -Psalms 23 and TZF
• Fix thy mind (pray048) – “The Bhagavad Gita” commentary by Yogananda
• Wherever (pray049) – TZF
• You can see (pray050) – “Vivekananda – The Yogas & Other Works” (p. 514)
• Who can make an image (pray051) – From “The World’s Wisdom“ (HarperCollins, 1994, p. 349)
• More than anything (pray052) – TZF
• God is One God (pray053) – “The Koran” trans. by N. J. Dawood (Penquin, 1990, 22:34ff)
• If I worship Thee (pray054) – Rabbia in Women Saints, East and West“ ( p. 269)
• Unless God (pray055) – Psalms 127 The New Testament & Psalms: An Inclusive Version
• Peace in Thee (pray056) – “LOTUS Prayer Book” (Integral Yoga Publications, Yogaville, VA)
• For Him alone (pray057) – “The Qur’an” trans. by Abdullah Yusuf Ali (Tahrike Tarsile Qur’an, 13:14)
• God is Love (pray058) – From a cassette tape “Sufi Chants: Hazrat Inayat Khan” (Innergarden, 1991)
• With His love (pray059) – “Thoughts for All Times” by John S. Vaughan (1899)
• My refuge (pray060) – Psalms 91 The New Testament & Psalms: An Inclusive Version
• Open your eyes (pray061) – Kahlil Gibran “The Kahlil Gibran Diary for 1972” (Knopf) See Ampers&nd
• Our Father in Heaven (pray062) – “Our Father in Heaven” by William C. Richards (1886)
• This I Command (pray063) – John 15:17. See also John 13:34 & 35
• Only God (pray064) – St. Augustine in The Wisdom of Saint Augustine by David Winter  (Erdmans)
• I Know Not (pray065) – Fenelon (1651-1715), a French prelate. From LOTUS Prayer Book (p. 66)
• Hear You! (pray066) – Deuteronomy 6:4ff. See also Definitions.
• I Am There (pray067) – by James Dillet Freeman (1912-2003), Unity “poet laureate”. In 1971, this prayer was placed on the moon by an American astronaut.
• One Instant (pray068) – Nagarjuna, from The Illustrated Book of Sacred Scriptures ( p. 107)
• A Canticle (pray069) – by St. Francis of Assisi, our translation (in part). The 13th Cent. text is here.
• No Little Friend (pray070) – Beyond Within (Agni Press, p.156, 178) by Sri Chinmoy
• An obedience (pray071) – Lao Tzu, The Way of Life (Tao Te Ching), v. 51, trans. Witter Bynner
• Hail, Mary – Ave Maria (pray072) – Luke 1:28, Luke 1:42. See also here
• The Whole of You! (pray073) – St. Augustine,  in The Wisdom of Saint Augustine by David Winter
• All my liberty (pray074) – St. Ignatius of Loyola, Siritual Exercises (#234)
• The Presence of God (pray075) – We attributed this to Irish Jesuits – maybe in error?
• I Said A Prayer (pray076) – in A Poet Prays by Violet Alleyn Storey
• The same stream (pray077) – Rabindranath Tagore, Indian poet and Nobel laureate (literature, 1913).
• Let there be light (pray078) – Adapted from various traditions. See also meditation primer.
• May I Be (pray079) – in The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying. Shantideva was a Buddhist monk (8th century).
• These few days (pray080) – TZF
• God is my shepherd (pray081) – Psalm 23, from The New Testament & Psalms, An Inclusive Version
• This is my song (pray082) – words by Lloyd Stone set to music by Jean Sibelius
• Breathe in me (pray083) – a prayer of Saint Augustine
• Thou hast made me known (pray084) – a prayer of Rabindranath Tagore in Gitanjali
• Today I forgot (pray085) – a prayer of Verlie Rider
• An Instrument of Thy Peace (pray086) – Francis of Assisi, quoted by Ananda Assisi
• When you go apart (pray087) – The Cloud of Unknowing, quoted in The Luminous Vision
• Take but a little word (pray088) – The Cloud of Unknowing, quoted in The Luminous Vision
• Praise to Thee, Most Supreme God (pray089) – Inayat Khan, quoted in Vadan Gayan Nirtan
• Thank You for Your Presence (pray090) – TZF
• He is the Compassionate (pray091) – ’Abdu’l-Bahα
• Bless me into usefulness (pray092) – Tibetan Book of Living & Dying, p. 200
• O Lord, for the sake of (pray093) – prayer associated with the Names of Allah from The Most Beautiful Names
• O most merciful Redeemer (pray094) – prayer by Richard of Chichester adapted in Godspell as Day by Day
• Father, thou above (pray095) – Pawnee prayer in Discovering God by Rodney Stark
• I salute you (pray096) – A letter attributed to Fra Giovanni Giocondo, Franciscan monk & Renaissance man, written Christmas Eve 1513
• This being human (pray097) – by Jalal al-Din Rumi in The Essential Rumi
• O Lord, Thou knowest how busy (pray098) – battle prayer at Edgehill by Jacob Astley in God of A Hundred Names
• I surrender myself (pray099) – TZF
• O God, grant me light (pray100) – a seeker's prayer by Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali in The Other Islam by Stephen Schwartz
• Praise be to Allah (pray101) – Surah I, The Qur'an, translation in The Qur’an – Text, Translation, and Commentary
• I have no parents (pray102) – Samurai Zen Creed, also Samurai Warrior Creed, in Zen Wisdom
• Travelers Prayer (pray103) – heard on Brides of Christ television series (there may be another source of which we are not aware)
• Tao Te Ching – the way that can (pray104 & gazebo) – From Book One of Wang Pi (sometimes Wang Bi) text of Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, in Chinese Classics–Tao Te Ching
• Guide My Hand (pray105) – by William Blake, quoted in God of A Hundred Names
• Not To Despise (pray106) – by William Penn, quoted in God of A Hundred Names
• O Lord, Put No Trust (pray107) – by Filippo Romolo de’ Neri, quoted in God of A Hundred Names
• A great drama (pray108) – by TZF
• Compassionate friend (pray109) – by Kabir, quoted in Miracle of Love, page 264, about Neem Karoli Baba
• Friend, why are you worried (pray110) – from the Ramayana, quoted in Miracle of Love, page 310.
• The Virgin Prayer (pray111) — “You must seek to be” by Richard Rohr
• Lord, thou knowest better than myself (pray112) — Prayer of an Anonymous Abbess by Margot Benary-Isbert
• It was all so clear (pray113) — “This Talking Rag” in The Gift – Poems by Hafiz
• There will come a time (pray114) Louis L’Amour
• Death, be not proud (pray115) John Donne cf consideration of Death be not proud in stage play and film WIT
• CONTEMPLATION is (pray116) Jan Van Ruysbroeck in">The Book of The Twelve Bequines
• Remain at peace (pray117) Vasistha’s Yoga (page 420) translated by Swami Venkatesananda


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