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WELCOME! I'm Lisa Bowman. The Religion Network is an interfaith web site providing daily inspiration, quotes and religious resources. Faith and religion are precious gifts that bless.
However you worship, I hope this site enhances your journey. Let us meet regularly and build
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Great Spirit, whose Voice I hear in the Winds,
Hear me -- for I am small and weak:
I need Your Strength and Wisdom.
I seek Strength, O Great One, not to be superior to my brothers --
But to conquer
my greatest enemy: Myself.
I seek Wisdom: the Lessons You have hidden
In every Leaf and Rock so that I may learn
And carry these messages of Life and Hope to my People.
May my hands respect the many beautiful things You have made;
May my ears be sharp -- to hear Your voice.
May I always walk in Your beauty;
And let my eyes behold the red and purple Sunset
So that when Life fades with the setting Sun,
My Spirit will come to You without shame.
Native American Prayer
Almighty God, the Great Thumb
we cannot evade to tie any knot:
The Roaring Thunder that splits mighty trees;
the all-seeing Lord up on high who sees
even the footprints of an antelope
on a rock mass here on earth.
You are the one who does not hesitate
to respond to our call.
You are the cornerstone of peace.
Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord,
All praise is Yours, all glory, honor and blessings.
To you alone, Most HIgh, do they belong;
no mortal lips are worth to pronounce Your Name.
We praise You, Lord, for all Your creatures,
especially for Brother Sun,
who is the day through whom You give us light.
And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendor,
of You Most High, he bears your likeness.
We praise You, Lord, for Brothers Wind and Air,
fair and stormy, all weather's moods,
by which You cherish all that You have made.
We praise You, Lord, for Sister Water;
so useful, humble, precious and pure.
We praise You, Lord, for Brother Fire,
through whom You light the night.
He is beautiful, playful, robust and strong.
We praise You, Lord, for Sister Earth,
who sustains us with her fruits,
colored flowers, and herbs.
We praise You, Lord, for those who pardon,
for love of You bear sickness and trial.
Blessed are those who endure in peace,
by You Most High, they will be crowned.
We praise You, Lord, for Sister Death,
from whom no-one living can escape.
Woe to those who die in their sins!
Blessed are those that She finds doing Your Will.
No second death can do them harm.
We praise and bless You, Lord, and give You thanks,
and serve You in all humility.
St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)
Friar and founder of the Order of Friars Minor,
better known as the Franciscans
Oh God, lead us from the unreal to the Real. Oh God, lead us
from darkness to light. Oh God, lead us from death to
immortality. Shanti, Shanti, Shanti unto all.
Oh Lord God almighty, may there be peace in celestial regions.
May there be peace on earth. May the water be appeasing.
May herbs be wholesome, and may trees and plants bring
peace to all. May all beneficent beings bring peace to us.
May they Vedic Law propagate peace all through the world.
May all things be a source of peace to us. And may thy peace
itself, bestow peace on all, and may that peace come to me also.
And now the Last Word:
The grace of God is a wind which is always blowing.
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa (1836-1886)
Influential Bengali HIndu religious teacher
All the fish needs is to get lost in the water.
All humankind needs is to get lost in the Dao.
Zhuangzi (c. 360 - c. 275 BC)