A Christmas Prayer

Here is a beautiful Christmas prayer for you. Christmas blessings to you this Christmas time.

A Christmas Prayer

May Christmas bless,
all you are,
People at home
and afar.
May love and warmth,
Be with you,
May all your family,
Be there too.
May good times smile,
on your heart,
May prayers of hope,
Give you a fresh start.
I pray for you,
In candlelight.
I pray for you,
This Christmas night.

By Clarabelle

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the Difference

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Loch Lomond, Photo by Gerry Mitchell

Lovely Poem

I bought this beautiful card today with such a lovely poem on it, as a gentle reminder to myself to pray everyday – and I will.  I thought I would share what the poem says on the card, with you.  I hope it touches your heart the way it did with mine.  Lots of love, Clarabelle.

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I got up early one morning
and rushed right into the day;
I had so much to accomplish
that I didn’t have time to pray.
Problems just tumbled about me,
and heavier came each task.
‘Why doesn’t God help me?’
I wondered;
he answered, ‘You didn’t ask.’
I wanted to see joy and beauty,
but the day toiled on grey and bleak.
I wondered why God didn’t show me;
he said, ‘You didn’t seek.’
I tried to come into God’s presence;
I used all my keys at the lock.
God gently and lovingly chided,
‘My child, you didn’t knock.’

I woke up early this morning,
and paused before entering the day;
I had so much to accomplish
that I had to take time to pray.

(Author Unknown)

Courage and Strength

Loch Lomond Sky
Loch Lomond, Photo by Gerry Mitchell

The Truth of Your Heart

Expect the unexpected in life, it can shoot you down and leave you in the gutter of despair. I want to tell you something, because I’ve been there and there is always hope, there is always faith and I want you to believe that if you’re feeling like that right now, hold onto the truth of your heart.  Work on improving the most important relationship in your life first and that is the relationship with yourself – be your own best friend.  I like to pray when I’m feeling like this, so I made up this prayer to share with you in the hope that it may help you during tough times.  Prayer truly works for me, I believe and know this and I hope that it works for you too.  Lots of love to you today and always, Clarabelle.

Prayer of Courage of Strength

Dear God,

I say this prayer, from the bottom of my heart.
And I ask you to help me to stay strong in this time of need.
Please help me to overcome these difficult challenges,
And become a better person from the lessons therein.
Help me to build a loving and empowering relationship with myself,
So that I can turn my life around for the better.
Give me the courage and strength to forgive and to be forgiven.
Let me see the open door in the darkest night
Let my heart grow with true love, faith and hope.
And may my inner light shine and guide me to all good.
I pray that I raise my self belief in my own capabilities and potential.
And may this lead me into a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.
Thank you for answering my prayer.

Created by Clarabelle, 12 January 2014

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Best Ever Self Prayer

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True Self

I honestly did think about NOT sharing this article with you but then I thought, “it’s my online magazine and I want to be true and authentic to myself”, so that is why I am sharing it.

I would say that I am more of spiritual person these days than deeply religious but I do love to pray everyday.  I know prayer isn’t for everyone but I really do believe in the power of prayer. I have the deepest faith and belief that all my prayers are answered, I really do believe that and I have strong evidence of that since I was a child.

God Mother

My God Mother, Bella, who passed away many years ago, always had the deepest faith in the power of prayer and I guess she passed that on to me, it is only now when I am reflecting on it, I really believe she did, in such a positive way.

I remember when I was a child my Aunt Bella gave me this prayer to read at night, it was a prayer to give me the strength and confidence to do well in my education and studies, I remember I said that prayer every night for years and years, never a night went by without me saying that prayer – I know that prayer helped me do really well at School and University.

New Prayer

I created a new prayer this evening, I was doing my housework earlier and listening to some inspirational videos on YouTube and I just thought to myself, “I want to create a meaningful and heartfelt prayer to say everyday”.  This prayer is quite personal to me and I know this prayer will definitely be answered, maybe you will want to say it too, or indeed make up your own special personal prayer.

Prayer In My Heart

So I share this prayer with you today, I feel this prayer in my heart, I feel it.  I hope you connect with it in some way and if you are supportive of the power of prayer then please feel free to use it and share it with others.

PS. I love you Aunt Bella and I miss your laugh and happy spirit and I know my Mum does too.  

Best Ever Self Prayer

Dear God,

Thank you for listening to me and thank you for answering this prayer.

I have deep faith in the positive changes that are currently happening to me.

I have true belief in the power of this prayer and the knowing that I am achieving everything that my heart desires. 

Thank you for helping me to stay strong, patient, confident, creative, powerful, happy and forever abundant. 

Thank you for my heart’s beauty, perfect health, amazing wealth and for giving me the happiest spirit and soul.

I feel very blessed and so grateful for all that I am and for all that I am becoming.

I say this prayer to you today, to offer you my deepest gratitude for helping me to truly help myself turn my life around for the better and for me becoming my Best Ever Self. 

Thank you Dear God for answering my prayer today and always.

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Beautiful Dreams…..

Schoenstatt 

Below is a photograph of one of my most favourite places to visit.  This is “The Shrine” at the Schoenstatt Retreat and Pilgrimage Centre in Lennoxtown, Scotland (http://www.schoenstatt.co.uk/).  It is less than one hour’s drive from my hometown of Motherwell and I really do feel so blessed to be alive when I visit this stunning place, the setting is so beautiful and tranquil.

“The Shrine”

When I visit, I always make a point of going into “The Shrine” where I light some candles and say some prayers.  They also have, what I call, a prayer box, where you write down what you hope and pray for on a piece of paper, also sharing what you will do in return for your prayers being answered and then you place your folded up note in a large urn at the altar of The Shrine.  I always connect what is in my heart and soul to the lighting of my candles and the completion of the notes.  This is such a beautiful and spiritual process for me, I love it so much.

Inner Peace

I do hope that you get the opportunity one day to visit this beautiful place, hidden amongst the tranquility of nature, where you will leave with the most calming sense of inner peace living and breathing inside of you.

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Photo by Clarabelle of “The Shrine” at Schoenstatt, 12.10.13

A Heart of Gratitude

Anything is Possible

Have a heart of gratitude today, count your many blessings and feel the warmth of gratitude breathe inside of you, nourishing your every cell.  Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was “THANK YOU” that would be suffice.” Meister Eckhart (c. 1260-c. 1328)

 

 

Just Smile

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A smile can bring comfort to the deepest pain and a smile will warm your heart until full happiness returns again. This next poem is just for you……”Just Smile”.  I wish you a day filled with rainbows and smiles.  Love Clarabelle

Just Smile 

When times are tough and you’re feeling rough
Just smile
When thunder roars and the rain pours
Just smile
When happiness goes and the wild wind blows
Just smile
When you’re lost in the crowd and don’t feel proud
Just smile
When hope departs and there’s broken hearts
Just smile
When the bee stings and no one sings
Just smile
When darkness falls and there’s only brick walls
Just smile
When you want to be you, when you want to be true
Just smile
When you smile, you bring love and light
Smile with your heart, win the fight

poemsbyclarabelle, 12 July 2013

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July – Question of the Month

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Welcome to the first day of July.  At the beginning of each month I give you a question to ponder and answer for yourself, I also share my own answer with you.  Below is July’s question for you:

Question:  

What one thing could you do today, that would make a positive difference to your life right now?

My Answer:

I know that when I pray for myself and for others it always makes me feel better and I do feel that my prayers are always answered.  Before I say my prayers I say “Thank you” for listening and at the end of my prayers I say “Thank you” for answering my prayers.  So this month I will start and end each day with a prayer to help me and others stay strong, focused and committed on the journey of our life purpose.  What is my life purpose?   Well it would take a long time for me to answer that one, but let’s just say that this blog is definitely a massive part of that.

Thank you for dropping by today and I hope this question helps you to think about what you need/want to do in your life to make positive changes happen for you.

Much love to you today, Clarabelle

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Prayer for the Loss of a Loved One

When someone close to us dies, often prayer can help us to see through each day until we become strong again and are ready to face the world.  I wrote this prayer after hearing about the loss of a friend’s loved one, I hope its sentiment brings strength to anyone who is going through this deep sadness at this time in their life.  Love to you Clarabelle.

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Prayer for the Loss of a Loved One

Dear God,

I pray that my loved one, is now held gently in your loving arms.

May their soul now be free and abundant with love and light.

Let their happy loving spirit, shine and guide us here on earth.

I pray that my close family and friends, remain strong for each other.

May we continue to be blessed with your loving presence, every moment of every day.

Amen

 

Gratitude Prayer

When my heart is touched with the gift of giving, I feel so abundantly grateful inside.  Today my heart melts with happiness when a follower of this blog sent me such a beautiful message that has inspired the following gratitude prayer.

The gift of gratitude is so empowering and spreads the most loving energy out to the universe.

I thank you all for being here and more.  May your day be filled with loving thoughts of gratitude and abundance.  Much love and gratitude to you, Clarabelle.  

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gratitude prayer

Gratitude Prayer

Dear God,

Thank you for being present in my life.

Thank you for the abundance of love that surrounds me.

Thank you for the beautiful people I share my life with;

And thank you for the knowing that you are always there for me.

As I take each step on my journey of life;

I am grateful for all that I am and all that I am becoming.

May each breath of life that I take;

Fill me with true love, light and happiness.

Amen

Created by Clarabelle, 3 January 2013

Self Love Prayer

After I finished reading the book, The Path to Love by Deepak Chopra, I created the following ‘self love prayer’ from the teachings within this book.  I share this prayer with you today.  May your activities today ignite your spirit and fill your soul.  Love Clarabelle.

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Self Love Prayer

Dear God, I love you.

Thank you for giving me the gift of spirit and self love.

I pray that today brings me closer to thyself, my inner being.

I pray that my heart remains whole, true and abundant with love.

Let my actions of today uplift my soul and open my spirit,

Allowing me to freely share my love with all of life’s energies.

Amen.

poemsbyclarabelle, Prayer created on 1 August 2012