The eight beatitudes

The eight Beatitudes in Matthew 5:3–12 during the Sermon on the Mount.[4][5]

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. (Matthew 5:3)

Blessed are those who mourn: for they will be comforted. (5:4)

Blessed are the meek: for they will inherit the earth. (5:5)

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they will be filled. (5:6)

Blessed are the merciful: for they will be shown mercy. (5:7)

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they will see God. (5:8)

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they will be called children of God. (5:9)

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (5:10)

Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. .5:11-1

Three little birds (Bob Marley)

Three little birds

Don’t worry about a thing
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright
Singing’ don’t worry about a thing
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright

Rise up this mornin’
Smiled with the risin’ sun
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true
Saying’, (this is my message to you)

Singing’ don’t worry ’bout a thing
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright
Singing’ don’t worry (don’t worry) ’bout a thing
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright

Rise up this mornin’
Smiled with the risin’ sun
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true
Sayin’, this is my message to you

Singin’ don’t worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh
Every little thing gonna be alright, don’t worry
Singin’ don’t worry about a thing, I won’t worry
“‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright

Singin’ don’t worry about a thing
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright, I won’t worry
Singin’, don’t worry about a thing
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright
Singin’ don’t worry about a thing, oh no
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright

Bob Marley (songwriter/singer)

Jain peace prayer

Peace and Universal Love is the essence of the Gospel preached by all the Enlightened Ones.

The Lord has preached that equanimity is the Dharma.

Forgive do I creatures all, and let all creatures forgive me.

Unto all have I amity, and unto none enmity.

Know that violence is the root cause of all miseries in the world.

Violence, in fact, is the knot of bondage.

“Do not injure any living being.”

This is the eternal, perennial, and unalterable way of spiritual life.

A weapon howsoever powerful it may be, can always be superseded by a superior one; but no weapon can, however, be superior to non-violence and love.

Amen.

Self acceptance & inner peace prayer

I cleanse myself of all selfishness, resentment, critical feelings for my fellow beings, self-condemnation, and misinterpretation of my life experiences.

I bathe myself in generosity, appreciation, praise and gratitude for my fellow beings, self-acceptance, and enlightened understanding of my life experiences.

Amen

(Unknown)

Plant your garden

Time to Plant Your Garden

Plant three rows of Peas:

Peace of mind.

Peace of heart.

Peace of soul.

Plant four rows of Squash:
Squash gossip.

Squash indifference.

Squash grumbling.

Squash selfishness.

No garden should be without Turnips:
Turnip for service when needed.

Turnip to help one another.

Turnip the music and dance.

Plant four rows of Lettuce:
Lettuce be faithful.

Lettuce be kind.

Lettuce be happy.

Lettuce really love one another.

To conclude our garden we must have Thyme:
Thyme for fun.

Thyme for rest.

Thyme for others.

Thyme for ourselves.

Water freely with patience and cultivate with love.

We reap what we sow — you ‘should’ have a bountiful garden.

Author unknown

A prayer is something we give to God

A Prayer is Something We Give to God

A prayer is something we give to God
When we want to say Hi.
It’s also how we ask for things
When we wish, hope, or cry.

A prayer is something we give ourselves
To ease our troubled mind.
It helps to know we have the ear
Of someone very kind.

A prayer is something we give to friends,
Family, and strangers too.
Prayer is always the answer to
“Is there anything I can do?”

So take the time to pray today
It doesn´t matter from whom.
Peace of mind is moments away.
So get to praying soon!

Author Unknown

I wish you

I Wish You

When you are lonely
I wish you love.

When you are down
I wish you joy.

When you are troubled
I wish you peace.

When things are complicated
I wish you simple beauty.

When things are chaotic
I wish you inner peace.

When things looks empty
I wish you hope.

– Author Unknown

To Germany – Poem by Charles Hamilton Sorley

To Germany
By Charles Hamilton Sorley

You are blind like us. Your hurt no man designed,
And no man claimed the conquest of your land.
But gropers both through fields of thought confined
We stumble and we do not understand.
You only saw your future bigly planned,
And we, the tapering paths of our own mind,
And in each other’s dearest ways we stand,
And hiss and hate. And the blind fight the blind.

When it is peace, then we may view again
With new-won eyes each other’s truer form
And wonder. Grown more loving-kind and warm
We’ll grasp firm hands and laugh at the old pain,
When it is peace. But until peace, the storm
The darkness and the thunder and the rain.

Prayer by Maya Angelou

Prayer

Father, Mother God,
Thank you for your presence
during the hard and mean days.
For then we have you to lean upon.

Thank you for your presence
during the bright and sunny days,
for then we can share that which we have
with those who have less.

And thank you for your presence
during the Holy Days, for then we are able
to celebrate you and our families
and our friends.

For those who have no voice,
we ask you to speak.

For those who feel unworthy,
we ask you to pour your love out
in waterfalls of tenderness.

For those who live in pain,
we ask you to bathe them
in the river of your healing.

For those who are lonely, we ask
you to keep them company.

For those who are depressed,
we ask you to shower upon them
the light of hope.

Dear Creator, You, the borderless
sea of substance, we ask you to give all the
world that which we need most — Peace.

— Maya Angelou

This too shall pass – Helen Steiner Rice

This Too Shall Pass

If I can endure for this minute
Whatever is happening to me,
No matter how heavy my heart is
Or how dark the moment may be-
If I can remain calm and quiet
With all the world crashing about me,
Secure in the knowledge God loves me
When everyone else seems to doubt me-
If I can but keep on believing
What I know in my heart to be true,
That darkness will fade with the morning
And that this will pass away, too-

Then nothing in life can defeat me
For as long as this knowledge remains
I can suffer whatever is happening
For I know God will break all of the chains
That are binding me tight in the darkness
And trying to fill me with fear-
For there is no night without dawning
And I know that my morning is near.