10 Prayers From Different Faiths in Honor of National Day of Prayer

prayerToday is National Day of Prayer. It doesn't matter which religion you follow or whom you choose to pray to, this is a day for any and all believers. You see, prayer requires faith, but faith takes on different forms to different people. And no matter how you choose to worship, prayer is a powerful thing. It can be about finding your way when you are lost; finding answers when you are questioning; and finding hope when you feel there is none. In honor of the day, we offer you 10 prayers for peace, love, and happiness from all different religions and walks of life.

What is your favorite prayer or blessing?


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Nelli... NellieAthome

Hardly 10 *different* faiths as most of those are Christian prayers of one denomination or another. It would have been much more accurate to have had Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, and Neopagn payers for a truly diverse representation of prayer.

nonmember avatar KatG.

Natalie, I completely agree. This post was essentially a Christian bull board and a waste if time for people actually looking for a diverse pretext set.

bella... bellacazzate

Totally agree with the above commenters. What utter bullshit. But then again, the demographic for this site is the opposite of what I expected: middle-aged and here for Honey-Boo-Boo, 50 Shades, and military homecoming videos. 

nonmember avatar Sana

Agree with everyone, I am sorely disappointed with this list.

daydr... daydreamer6170

this article is depressing in so many ways.

belon... belongs2Jesus

"10 Prayers From Different Faiths" about half of them are Christian prayers. And not all of them are prayers. While I enjoyed pretty much of them the title is a lie. 


and now to add one more.

Heavenly Father let your blessed Spirit rest on the land and waters of the earth. Bring revival Lord cause all to seek you. In the name of your only begotten SON Jesus. AMEN

nonmember avatar guest13

I appretiate the attempt. I thought there was definitely diversity, and the prayers were for all different meanings, not necessarily to different "gods."

Lea Jones

This is a great attempt. I recognized a lot of these quotes from different religions. Some thing people on here don't seem to understand is that different religions don't necessarily mean different gods. Especially for most if not all eastern religions where there are so many gods and yet only one.

Meggan Stewart

I call BS on the whole thing...yes there were two Native American Prayers and a Buddhist Prayer...whatever happened to Praying to Cerridwen, or The Morrigan or Hecate? What about Cernunnos or Thor or Odin All-Father? Very disappointed...

Nelli... NellieAthome

Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill, An it harm none do what ye will.

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