The Celestine Prophecy
by James Redfield
The Red Tent
by Anita Diamant
A Return to Love
by Marianne Williamson
A Warrior of the Light
by Paul Coelho
A Woman’s Worth
by Marianne Williamson
Angels at My Fingertips
by Lorna Byrne
Angels in My Hair
by Lorna Byrne
Conversations with God
by Neale Donald Walsh
Dying to Be Me
by Anita Moorjani
The Essential Rumi
by Coleman Barks
The Four Agreements
by Don Miguel Ruiz
Good God, Lousy World & Me: The Improbable Journey
Complete Title: Good God, Lousy World and Me: The Improbable Journey of Human Rights Activist from Unbelief to Faith
by Holly Burkhalter
I Am Malala
by Malala Yousafzai
I Can See Clearly Now
by Wayne Dyer
If the Buddha Married
by Charlotte Kasl
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
by Richard Bach
Just Mercy - A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson
Left to Tell
by Immaculee Ilibagiza
The Mastery of Love
by Don Miguel Ruiz
The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus
Complete Title: The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy from Morning to Evening
by Laurie J. Cameron
Running with the Wolves
by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
by Rhonda Byrne
Stairways to Heaven
by Lorna Byrne
Tattoos on the Heart
by Father Gregory Boyle
This is No Ordinary Joy
by Sarah Symons
by Andrea Koppell
Tuesdays With Morrie
by Mitch Albom
Untangled - Guiding Teenage Girls
Complete Title: Untangled - Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood
by Dr. Lisa Damour
Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading
Complete Title: Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World
by Alyse Nelson
Thank you for the glory of my life.
Thank you for the glory of this day.
Bless me that I may be a blessing to you today.
Bless me that I may be a blessing to all with whom I come in contact today.
Thank you for your guidance in my life and for giving me ears to hear it.
Thank you for my following that guidance every step of the way.
Thank you for your holy protection over me.
Thank you for my full-flourishing in life and for the ceaseless blessings that flow through me.
Thank you for showing me how to be a better steward of these gifts and how to joyously and generously share them.
Bless those dearest to me on this day and to those dearest to them... and so on...
So that soon, the entire planet is blanketed in this prayer and together - in reverence and celebration of you - we create heaven here on earth.
In the spirit of love and compassion, let us pray.
Spirit of Life, gods of many names, be in our hearts and minds as we come together today to pray for our world. We come today as people of privilege, grateful for this blessing, and hopeful for our future. Let us know that each from our own tradition comes today to lift our spirit in unity. Knowing that we are part of an interconnected web of life, let us acknowledge and embrace our oneness. We pray that we may be loving and able stewards of this world. We pray that we acknowledge our differences as we seek out our common ground, each of us working toward the good of all. We recognize that there is hurt and sorrow, deeds that confound us, and actions for which we can find no justification. Yet, we also know that there is untold good, folks that work every day for the benefit of all people. Let us stand with them. We pray that we have the strength to recognize the inconvenience of our soul work and to overcome the inertia that invades us during these difficult times. We pray that while we recognize the occasional tiredness in our bones and in our hearts, that we call upon the strength of our higher power that we might be the best person that we are called to be. Yes, let us be the good we want to see in others. Let us work to be the change that we seek. As we renew these goals in our hearts, let us say, Amen.
(written by Deane Olivia)
How wonderful, O Lord, are the works of your hands!
The heavens declare Your glory,
the arch of the sky displays Your handiwork
In Your love You have given us the power
to behold the beauty of Your world
robed in all its splendor.
The sun and the stars, the valleys and the hills,
the rivers and the lakes all disclose Your presence.
The roaring breakers of the sea tell of Your awesome might,
the beast of the field and the birds of the air
bespeak Your wondrous will.
In your goodness you have made us able to hear the music of the world.
The voices of the loved ones reveal to us that you are in our midst.
A divine voice sings through all creation.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, which is perfect and everlasting, that our souls may radiate peace.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may think, act, and speak harmoniously.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may be contented and thankful for Thy bountiful gifts.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that amidst our worldly strife we may enjoy thy bliss.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may endure all, tolerate all in the thought of thy grace and mercy.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that our lives may become a divine vision, and in Thy light all darkness may vanish.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, our Father and Mother, that we Thy children on earth may all unite in one family.
(Sufi Prayer for Peace)
Oh, Supreme Being and Creator,
Teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my Sacred Space and love beyond my fear, and thus Walk in Balance with the passing of each glorious Sun.
May all beings be peaceful.
May all beings be happy.
May all beings be safe.
May all beings awaken to the light of their true nature.
May all beings be free.
(Buddhist Metta Prayer of LovingKindness)
Grant us peace. Your most precious gift, O Eternal Source of Peace, and give us the will to proclaim its message to all the peoples of the earth. Bless our country, that it may always be a stronghold of peace, and its advocate among the nations. May contentment reign within its borders, health and happiness within its homes. Strengthen the bonds of friendship among the inhabitants of all lands. And may the love of Your name hallow every home and every heart. Blessed is the Eternal God, the source of Peace.
(by the Central Conferences of American Rabbis)
Blessed is God who creates us varied and many, needing one another.
Blessed are our traditions, varied and many, requiring each other.
Blessed is our time together.
May it provide nourishment for us and for our world.
As Wind carries our prayers for Earth and All Life, may respect and love light our way.
May our hearts be filled with compassion for others and for ourselves.
May peace increase on Earth. May it begin with me.
(Tibetan Wind Horse Prayer)
Inspirer of my mind, consoler of my heart, healer of my spirit, Thy presence lifteth me from earth to heaven, Thy words flow as the sacred river, Thy thought riseth as a divine spring, Thy tender feelings waken sympathy in my heart. Beloved Teacher, Thy very being is forgiveness. The clouds of doubt and fear are scattered by Thy piercing glance. All ignorance vanishes in Thy illuminating presence. A new hope is born in my heart by breathing Thy peaceful atmosphere. O inspiring Guide through life’s puzzling ways, in Thee I feel abundance of blessing. Amen.
May all I say and all I think
be in harmony with thee,
God within me,
God beyond me,
maker of the trees.
(Pacific Northwest Coast Chinook Prayer)