Meditation Prayers

These are some of my most favorite meditation prayers that I have used over the last 30 years. Somehow the power of these prayers never seem to lessen. That is why I want to share them with you. I have them all written down in my meditation inspirations book. Whenever I feel the need for inspiration and guidance to go deeper in my meditation, these meditation prayers help me greatly.

meditation prayers

Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr

God grant me the serenity

to accept the things I cannot change;

courage to change the things I can;

and wisdom to know the difference.

prayer beads

The Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
 
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.

The Lady of Prayer

Only You by The Lady

Only Your eyes
Only Your ears
Only Your voice
Only Your heart
Only Your touch
Only Your will…

nothing else matters

Incarnation of God

Prayer is really asking for the truth  by Gourasana

Prayer is really asking for the truth. You sit there and you do not understand where to go, what to do. Fill your mind with prayer:

“Show me the way. Show me the light. Show me how I can find the truth that I know is there”. What is this Love of God? What is this experience that saints and sages throughout the ages have spoken? How is it that a man sits alone on a mountaintop for years in stages of ecstasy, feeling such incredible love and bliss, yet no one is around? What is it that he is touching? What is it that he is seeing? What is it that he is hearing? What is it that he is experiencing?

It is nothing that you can see with these eyes and ears, and your mind and your senses. It is love. But it is unlike any love you have known on this plane. It is a love that satisfies all desires. It is truth. But it is not just some knowledge. It is a knowing which satisfies all hunger and thirst for knowledge.​

Gourasana

More Meditation Prayers

Music is also such a help in finding your own meditation prayers. This music video of Sigur Ros is one of my favorites.