I will be truthful.
I will suffer no injustice.
I will be free from fear.
I will not use force.
I will be of good will to all.
— Mahatma Gandhi in The Little Book of Prayers


A Nigerian proverb says, "It is the heart that gives; the fingers just let go." What is your heart open to giving? How does this heart generosity make you feel? What is your heart closed to giving? How does this affect you? What might you like to change?
— Holly W. Whitcomb in Feasting with God


On the patio
the afternoon drifts along
with the butterfly
— Patricia Macmmiller in Haiku Mind by Patricia Donegan


Let us bless the flow of life
that revives us, sustains us,
and brings us to this time.
— Maria Falk in The Book of Blessings

Protestant Wisdom

The fewer the words,
the better the prayer.
— Martin Luther, Protestant reformer


Many countries are at this moment suffering
the agonies of war.
I bow my head in thanksgiving for my freedom.
I pray for all prisoners and captives.
Sacred Space by the Irish Jesuits


Give up to grace.
— Jelaluddin Rumi, Sufi poet

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