I have begun to resonate strongly with Celtic Prayers. There's something about them that brings me very quickly to my highest level of Being.
This Prayer I usually say before I begin my workday:
I weave the Belt of Protection from the Nine Threads of Life:
Peace of Mind
Truth of Speech
Timeliness of Action
Success of Deed
Prosperity of Work
Health of Body
Courage of Spirit
Wisdom of Soul
Compassion of Heart
These nine threads be my belt wherever I walk. Amen.
And this Prayer/Blessing I find balancing and nurturing:
May the blessing of Light be on you - Light without and Light within. May the blessed sunlight shine on you like a great peat fire, so that stranger and friend may come and warm themselves at it. And may Light shine out of the two eyes of you, like a candle set in the window of a house, bidding the wanderer come in out of the storm. And may the blessing of the rain be on you, may it beat upon your Spirit and wash it fair and clean, and leave there a shining pool where the blue of Heaven shines, and sometimes a star. And may the blessing of the Earth be on you, soft under your feet as you pass along the roads, soft under you as you lie out on it, tired at the end of day; and may it rest easy over you when, at last, you lie out under it. May it rest so lightly over you that your Soul may be out from under it quickly; up and off and on its way to Home. Amen
Even the challenges I choose to walk through seem less challenging when combined with Prayer.