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Directory of Holiday Prayers and Meditations

Brief synopsis of prayers and meditations for holidays during November, December and January.

November 1

All Saints Day Prayer
The day after Halloween, November 1st, is a time to turn attention to those who have inspired us by their unselfish actions.
"In times of need we turn for strength
To those who've come before our days
That their unseen presence might
Come to us as guiding rays."

November 27

Thanksgiving Prayer and Blessing
"Creator and Sustainer
I am grateful
for all the pure and loving blessings
I have received in my life."

November 30

Advent Meditation
Holidays - holy days - can be a time for reflection and rejuvenation by taking advantage of the scattered minutes of 'waiting' times in the midst of busy-ness.

December 20

Winter Solstice Meditation
Solstice is a time for reflecting that all life on earth is cyclical. It is another opportunity to give your prayer and meditation life a regular cycle of its own. By taking time to regularly reflect, meditate, seek guidance from the quiet within, we can work out many of the problems we face in the active part of our day.

Circle Dancing - Meditation and Prayer in Motion
Circle dancing can be enjoyed as an uplifting group experience in its own right, or as part of meditation and prayer celebrations. It is a way to experience a fuller spiritual connection with others in the deeper meaning of the event being celebrated. Music, rhythm instruments or singing are all appropriate accompaniments.

December 24

Christmas Eve Prayer
A prayer for meditation to revel in the joy of Christmas ...
"Blessed Shining Night of Lights
Pointing out the newborn babe
Who came to show our world that love
Is by far the truest way."

December 25

Christmas Prayer for Children
"Holly trees with berries red
Children early tucked in bed
Thoughts alive with holiday cheer
For Christmas morning's almost here "

Christmas Prayer and Meditation
A prayer to meditate upon the lasting message of Christmas
"Sparkling bright
Perpetually shining Lord of Light
Pointing out your path of love
That first and holy Christmas night "

Christmas Prayer and Meditation on Love
A prayer for meditating on the light of love, every day of the year ...
"Christmas lights shining bright
Remind us of the
Birth of Christ "

January 1

New Year's Prayer and Meditation
A prayer for reflection and meditation on personal and world peace.
"In the New Year may we remember
Today's decisions shape tomorrow's outcomes
That living each moment the best we can
Creates a harmonious life "

New Year's Resolution Meditation
As each New Year's Day dawns, full of promise, we are once again inspired to make resolutions for personal improvement.

New Year's Message - Journaling Meditation
Thoughts for reflection on how we can each benefit our world family ...

New Year's Message - Prayer
A prayer to meditate upon, to set the pace for a harmonious and productive year.
"Wings of love, set us free
To ever see what we can be.
Caring, sharing, being kind
Loving fully all the time ..."

Interfaith Meditation and Prayer Celebration
This is an outline for a celebration for personal and world peace, including elements of meditation, prayer, reflection and music, that is especially appropriate for bringing in the New Year or other holidays.

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