Non denominational Prayers for Tough Times


"Life Changes" is my small book of InterFaith Prayers and Blessings.  Nondenominational Prayers are an important thing that can be shared with everyone. I hope these prayers will help you to get through tough times and life's challenges.   I am posting many of the Prayers & Blessings here because I want to make them available to everyone for their personal use.  Please enjoy the Prayers and share them with those you care about. Any Prayer may be printed out or posted to a Non-Commercial website, as long as the Copyright Notice is include.  A link to this website would be appreciated. .  Commercial use of the Prayers is strictly prohibited, without a prior licensing contract with me, for their use. 
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The Prayers & Blessings



A Simple Prosperity Blessing

May there be food always on your table,
May you be blessed with shelter over your head,
May you have meaningful, steady, employment,
May you have friendship ans love in abundance,
May your days be healthy, prosperous and many


Prayer in Time of Strife

I pray, not for answers, but for willingness.
Answers come in their own time.
My willingness to be flexible heals me,
it diminishes pain and makes all things better.
Each moment that passes becomes gentler,
as my spirit becomes softer and kinder.

May tough times bring out the best in me,
when my anger diminishes, my insight increases.
Blessings are all around me, even in this time,
even amidst my worries, let me see hope, and
feel in my bone, that things get better,
knowing that, it may take some time.


Blessing of a Job

May I have the blessing of a job today,
my skill is strong and I am ready to work,
there is great dignity in work well done,
pride in providing for myself and others.

Bless me with a good job today,
I'm anxious to work and to feel my spirits soar,
my readiness be rewarded and my dreams fulfilled,
Bless me with a job, I am ready to go to work.


Prayer for Comfort in Loss

Show me the path to comfort, the way to acceptance,
loss has visited my life, and I have been devastated,
my hopes and beliefs have been challenged
sadness waits for me at every turn.

May I see beyond the pain, beyond loss,
moving beyond the sadness that now engulfs me,
I am beginning to heal and accept that the loss is real.

Bless my spirit with hope and understanding,
help me to know that all lives contain sorrow,
accepting that my life is blessed, even in loss.

Comfort comes to me now, as I begin to accept,
time is beginning to heal me, slowly and gently,
a soft smile is preparing to cross my lips.
Bless me now, as I accept, grieve, and heal.


Affirmation for Acceptance of Circumstances 

Loss can lead to fear, parlyzing fear, this is normal,
when the fabric of your life has been torn, fear can be engulfing,
it is easy to become overwhelmed, and confused,
these feelings are normal, and understandable at times like these,

 but they can't be indulged in for long, or you will become paralyzed,
facts are facts, and denying them solves nothing, improves nothing,
embracing the truth of the situation, allows things to get better,
to change, and improve, it allows me to claim my power to act.

Know that things can get better, obstacles can be overcome,
and happiness can return, even in the face of great loss,
letting go of what was, helps me to make the best of what is left,
denial does not serve me, it only hampers me in my efforts.

I accept what has happened, honestly and resolutely,
and begin my climb back to security and stability, one step at a time.
May I be blessed on my journey of recovery from loss.  

Copyright Abby Willowroot 2010


All Things are Possible

Nothing is beyond possibility, miracles happen.
Acting as if, brings a desired outcome closer.
Work hard and trust the Universe to provide, it works.


Prayer for Self Acceptance

I am fallible, and only human, sometimes I fail,
my best efforts are not always enough
my best intentions and judgment can be wrong
my sincerest beliefs can be flawed
I am fallible and only human.
May I have the courage to accept my limitations
May I have the flexibility and insight to change my mind
May I have the openness to see the truths, in beliefs, that are not my own
I am only human, but I seek to grow in wisdom and understanding
May each new day bring me deeper awareness of others and myself.

Copyright Abby Willowroot 2008


Healing Blessing

Bless this day with healing, bless it with
radiant sun energy, fill each cell of the body,
bringing a flood of healthy energy to all the body,
banishing illness & disease, as healing grows.

May the abundant powers of health flourish within,
each day, may they expand & grow stronger,
bringing the gifts of vitality, strength & wellbeing,
Blessings flow now with ample energy & happiness.


A Prayer for the Homeless

Bless the homeless, this day and everyday,
keep them from physical and emotional harm,
fill their hearts with hope for the future and for today,
comfort the homeless as they walk their difficult paths.
May I know that anyone, even me, can be homeless.

Bless the homeless with enough food to sustain them,
with enough warmth to shield them from the elements,
with the power to wrestle personal demons and win,
with the will to go on, and build their lives again.

May hope touch each homeless heart, spirit and life,
let the kindness of others bring lasting benefits,
bring freedom from addiction, illness and misery,
open their humanity to include & embrace themselves.

Bless the homeless with self acceptance and love,
spark their imaginations with belief in the future,
bringing the possibility of a better life,
a safer life and a more secure life.


My Acceptance Prayer

Make me willing to accept what I cannot,
fill my mind with understanding, my heart with trust,
there are some things that I must accept as facts,
difficult though they may be to face now.
May my spirit be open and accepting.


Prayer for Release from Addiction

by Abby Willowroot  2008

Addiction has siezed my soul
and I am in pain . . . hollow inside,
control of myself and my life is gone,
but, I pretend  that I am still in control,
fear and rage mingle inside me, 
pushing anyone who loves me away,
isolating me in my prison of drugs,
a prison of regret, shame and grief.
I live in the past  . . . and I live in the future,
right now is a nightmare . . . and I can't wake up.
Release me from my own addiction,
open my heart to hope and life,
open my eyes to see, I can escape into recovery. 
Make me dare to be willing . . . to let go of drugs,
to let go of fear . . . self hatred  . . .and shame,
help me let go of hopelessness.

help me let go of people who drag me down,
I want to leave people who use drugs behind.
help me recognize those who really love me,
and cling to them for dear life . . . for my life,
help me to know that I can have a different life,
a happy life . . . a dope free life . . . with hope.

Today I will sleep . . . as much as I need to,
today I will eat . . . and nurture my body, 
today I will wash my body, and hair,
today I will brush my teeth and get dressed,
today, I will do one thing , that is  . . ."normal",
I will fight to trust myself . . . to be able to do,
these simple things to help myself ,
and begin my return to sanity. 


 A different life . . . worth living, is waiting for me,
life is . . . waiting for me to put down the drugs,
life is . . . waiting for me to believe I can change,
life is . . . waiting for me to allow myself to win,
life is . . . ready to help me allow myself to smile, to feel hope,
I want this life . . .  I will have to fight like hell to get to.

I am willing, I am willing, I am willing to win !!! 
I am willing to be strong enough . . . to walk away,
I am ready to be strong enough . . . to ask for help,
I am ready to put down the drugs . . . that are killing me,
I want to be free . . . of drugs and delusions. 

Help me to be willing . . . to change,
May my courage grow, and my spirit soar,
my heart open . . .  my fears grow weaker,
I am ready for a life . . . without drugs,

I pray . . . help me, to help myself today,
awaken me . . . from this nightmare hell,
Help my heart to know  . . . that hope is possible,
and grow that hope within me . . . now !!!

I am ready . . . I am ready . . . I am ready . . .
to heal my body . . . my mind . . . my spirit . . . my life, 
drugs are my past . . . they are NOT my future !!!

for today . . . I will not use drugs,
today . . . I am becoming whole,
today . . . I am becoming my best self,
one step at a time . . . one second at a time,
one thought at a time . . . one action at a time,
I am escaping this loaded nightmare from hell. 


Prayer for Safety

Keep me safe as I move through this day,
may I guard against accidents with awareness,
guard against illness with healthy habits & happy spirit,
use good judgment & common sense in taking risks,
be always aware of my surroundings & other people,
may I always remember to be prepared for changes.
Bless and keep me safe as I move through this day.


A Prayer for Equality

Bless us all with understanding,
help us to see, that all humans are born equal,
different in talents, circumstances, intellect and beauty,
but equal in humanity, the right to live, the right to be,
the right to live in safety and protect our children,
the right to watch our children grow, strong and free,
the right to prosper, the right to dream and achieve
May we always remember, All humans are born equal.

Copyright Abby Willowroot 2009


Prayer for Acceptance of Change

Change has come unbidden, and at times, unwelcome,
there are many challenges to be faced and overcome,
change can be dauting and scary, but it has come,
ready or not, change is here, and must be accepted.

May I be equal to the task ahead of me,
ready to renew myself, ready to take on the new,
anxious to let go of old ideas that no longer fit,
moving with confidence, into the future, my future.

Make me strong enough to triumph,
flexible enough to grow and change as needed,
optimistic enough to see the new opportunities
as I move into the changing landscape of my life.

I accept and the welcome the change that has come,
I am ready to embrace change and move swiftly forward,
I am ready.


Employment Invocation

I am willing to work, to give my best to what I do,
knowing there will be many unexpected changes
and challenges to be faced in the years to come.
I am ready, I am prepared, and I am will to do
whatever it takes to excel and succeed.

Today, I will do what is necessary, and more,
to find work that will sustain me and bring rewarsds.
In gratitude, I sharpen my skills, in patience I learn
to do what is necessary for me to move forwrd now.
Patience and hope help me to walk in confidence,
thru this difficult time in my life, a time that will soon pass,
its challenges are temporary, and I am confident,
I am willing to work, to give my best to what I do.
May work come to me now, I am ready.


A Parent's Simple Prayer

May blessings be upon my family
Bless me with the means to provide
blessings of a home and enough to eat.
Bless my family with with safety and security
blessings of love and health, be with them, always.
Bless my children with a very good education,
blessings of laughter, discipline and peace of mind.
These things, May I bless my family with today.


                                    Prayer for Moving Forward

May my path be a goodness in the world.
One foot in front of the other, I move forward.
One decision at a time, my life changes and reforms.
One day, gives way to night, and then a new day.
their is great power in One.

One person can speak for many.
One voice of truth, can change the future.
One action, taken with conviction, can change reality.
I am One, who is moving forward.

May my path be blessed, as I walk into the future.
May my footsteps be of benefit to others.
I am One, May my journey be joyous.

Copyright Abby Willowroot 2009


Facing Change Affirmation

I am equal to the changes I am facing,
my skills are strong, and growing stronger,
each day, change comes, pushing me to learn,
my mind expands and  grows, my spirit is strong,
my future is bright, setbacks are only temporary,
and I am growing more confident, with each day.

Copyright Abby Willowroot 2008


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Any Prayer may be printed out or posted to a Non-Commercial website, as long as the Prayers are not altered for content and my Copyright Notice is included  ( ~ Abby Willowroot 2009 ).  A link to this website would be appreciated. .  Commercial use of the Prayers is strictly prohibited, without a prior licensing contract with me, for their use.  Commercial websites may post ONE Prayer without licensing, but may not sell it, or include it in any product. 
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