Inspiration

Under the Watch of the Stars

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Hear ye the words of the Star Goddess,
the dust of whose feet are the hosts of heaven,
whose body encircles the universe:
I who am the beauty of the green earth
and the white moon among the stars
and the mysteries of the waters,
I call upon your soul to arise and come unto me.
For I am the soul of nature that gives life to the universe.
From Me all things proceed and unto Me they must return.
Let My worship be in the heart that rejoices,
for behold—all acts of love and pleasure are My rituals.
Let there be beauty and strength,
power and compassion,
honor and humility,
mirth and reverence within you.
And you who seek to know Me,
know that your seeking and yearning will avail you not,
unless you know the Mystery:
for if that which you seek,
you find not within yourself,
you will never find it without.
For behold, I have been there with you from the beginning,

and I am that which is attained at the end of desire.

—Doreen Valiente, 1942

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

Help Me to Love Myself

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Holy Spirit, help me to see the beauty
that I am, without and within.
Help me to love myself, unconditionally, without judgment.
Your radiance manifests through me and is
present within me at all times.
My body is Your Temple and a vehicle for Your Work.
It is therefore deserving of love, respect, and honor.
This day and always, help me to honor my body,
to love it unconditionally, and to be grateful for its service.

Amen.

—Carol Hansen Grey

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

A Godly Woman

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A woman of beauty
A woman of grace
A woman of excellence
Beholding God’s face
She walks with the Lord
With integrity
Knowing her purpose
And destiny
No matter what happens
She walks in God’s love
Reflecting the beauty
Of her Father above.

—M.S. Lowndes

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

There Is a Comfort for Every Sorrow

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The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is
to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the
heavens, nature, and God. Because only then does one feel that all
is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst
the simple beauty of nature. As long as this exists, and it certainly
always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every
sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe

that nature brings solace in all troubles.

—Anne Frank

 

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

Let Me Walk in Beauty

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Oh, Great Spirit,
whose voice I hear in the winds
and whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me.
I am small and weak.
I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes
ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have made
and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand
the things you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden
in every leaf and rock.

—Lakota Chant

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

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Inspire Me to Kindness, Each and Every Day

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Day by day,
Let me see the grace
Day by day,
Let me see the way

Day by day,
Let me see the beauty
Let me hear the music
day by day
Let me see the way

Day by day
let me see the goodness
Let me feel the love
Inspire me to kindness
Day by day,
let me see the way

Let me see the grace
Let me see the way

Day by Day – Hans van Rostenberghe

 

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This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Hard Times by Becca Anderson, which can be purchased at Amazon and Mango Media.