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Every Single Day Is a Miracle

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Each day is a blessing
of epic proportions.
I give thanks for
what might seem meager comforts:
real cream in my coffee,
a day without a bill in the mail,
the Paso Doble.
Sometimes life is a dance
a woman has to do backwards
pushing against the wind
and obstacles in the way.
Thank You for being the partner
who always leads.
—Ruth Williams

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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Goodness Is Everywhere

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I had, a few days ago, an insight which consoled me very much.
It was during my thanksgiving, when I make
a few reflections upon the goodness of God, and
how should one not think of this at such a time, of that
infinite goodness, uncreated goodness, the source of
all goodness.…
I saw written as in letters of gold this word “Goodness”
which I repeated for a long time with indescribable sweetness.
I beheld it, I say, written upon all creatures, animate
and inanimate,
rational or not, all bore this name goodness.…
I understood then that all these creatures have of goodness and
all the services and assistance that we receive from each of them
is a benefit which we owe to the goodness of God
who has communicated to them something of his
infinite goodness
so that we may meet it in everything and everywhere.
—St. Thérèse Couderc, 1865

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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In the Stillness of the Starry Night

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In the joy of your heart,
Your light remains
In the gift of your caring,
Your light remains
Where you reached out to help,
Your light remains
Where you sat in silent peace,
Your light remains
In the place where you worked,
Your light remains
In the stillness of the starry night,
Your light remains
In the light of each day fully embraced,
Your light remains
Like the touch of an Angel,
Your light remains
When you live as a light,
Your heart is joined in the Infinite Light of Love.
And that about you which is eternal…remains.
—Reverend Jacquie Riker

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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Your Divine Charity

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Omnipotent Father,
God of truth, God of love,
permit me to enter into
the cell of self-knowledge.
I admit that of myself I am nothing,
but that all being and goodness
in me comes solely from You.
Show me my faults, that I may
detest my malice, and thus I
shall flee from self-love
and find myself clothed again
in the nuptial robe of divine charity,
which I must have in order
to be admitted to the nuptials of life eternal.
—St. Catherine of Siena

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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Say Saraswati: Goddess of Love

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Say Saraswati: Goddess of Love
Say Saraswati Sar-rang—Hay Bhagwatee Har-rang—La
Lakhshmee Nar-ring—Karn Kar-an Kar-ring—Dev Maa-haa Dev
Deva—Sarab Shakti Seva—Tarn Taran Tar-ring—Neel Narayan
Nar-ring—Guru Dev Dev-ing—Sarab Lok Sev-ing
Goddess of Love—Happiness Shakti Power—Victory Goddess of
Wealth—Prosperity God’s Three Aspects—Fulfillment Nurtures
the Experience of Totality: The God of Gods, the Infinite One
Under and Over, God is love, All Creation, serving.
—Yogi Bhajan

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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Those Special Graces

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Saint Catherine Labouré, you were the chosen confidant of the
Blessed Virgin Mary. She revealed to you her desire that her
children wear the Miraculous Medal as a mark of their love for
her and in honor of her Immaculate Conception. Intercede for us,
that we may follow our heavenly mother’s desires. Ask that we may
receive those special graces which flow from her motherly hands
like rays of light. Amen.
—Prayer to Saint Catherine

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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Pray Without Ceasing

 

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The silence is all there is. It is the alpha and the omega, it is God’s
brooding over the face of the waters; it is the blinded note of
the ten thousand things, the whine of wings. You take a step in
the right direction to pray to this silence, and even to address
the prayer to “World.” Distinctions blur. Quit your tents. Pray
without ceasing.
—Annie Dillard

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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Help Those Who Are Troubled and Anxious

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Brigid, you were a woman of peace,
You brought harmony where there was conflict.
You brought light to the darkness.
You brought hope to the downcast.
May the mantle of your peace
cover those who are troubled and anxious,
And may peace be firmly rooted in our hearts and in our world.
—St. Brigid Psalm

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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Standing in the Light of Harmony

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O Lord! Graciously enable this servant of Thine, as well as those
who supplicate tearfully before Thy face and have turned towards
Thee in their affliction to achieve unity, harmony, friendliness,
and fellowship, that they may magnify Thy virtues in the daytime
and in the night season, may chant Thy holy words, may recite
verses from Thy heavenly Book, and may eagerly set their hearts
toward the retreats of Thy holiness, yearning to behold the vision
of Thy grandeur. O Lord! Fulfill their heart’s desires, gladden their
bosoms with the shining splendor of the Center of Thy Covenant,
illumine their eyes, and rejoice their souls with the goodly gifts
of the light of harmony. Verily Thou art the Lord of the Day
of Judgment.
—The Greatest Holy Leaf

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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O Ineffable Love

 

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Holy Spirit, come into my heart;
draw it to Thee by Thy power,
O my God, and grant me charity with filial fear.
Preserve me, O ineffable Love,
from every evil thought; warm me,
inflame me with Thy dear love,
and every pain will seem light to me.
My Father, my sweet Lord,
help me in all my actions.
Jesus, love, Jesus, love. Amen.

—Saint Catherine of Siena

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