I am changing the Tuesday Zoom Prayers to 3 pm – Pacific time – just for Halloween.

Halloween is a fun day for Ananda families and neighbors.  I want to be able to participate.  Don’t worry! – We emphasize LIGHT….

I am apologize for the late notice regarding this one-time time change. I hope you can come even for a little bit. We send Light to the world and the we also pray for individuals.  We have seen some wonderful blessings from these prayers. Thank you, Divine Mother.

Our full weekly schedule is posted here: – Pray for Peace

I will close with another portion of Yogananda’s prayer during WW2

“Heavenly Father, bless our brothers and sisters living under the dark clouds of war, that they may be relieved from the obses­sion of Satan’s ignorance and hatred; and may Thine unassuming power of unifying love and peace conquer the aggressive forces of evil. We send out our deepest love for all, that they may receive Thy light of brotherhood and understanding, and be thereby guided to stop destroying each other and creating vibrations of evil that bring the mass karma of depression, catastrophe, and destruction all over the world.”  Paramhansa Yogananda


Mary Kretzmann

Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry

“Years ago I wanted to write a melody for St. Francis of Assisi’s best-known song and poem, “Canticle of the Creatures.” My problem was that the stanzas were so irregular that in one of them a line might have five syllables, and the same line in the next stanza, twenty-five. For years I was thwarted by this difficulty. Then one day I needed a melody for that poem. I was writing music for a slideshow of the life of St. Francis, compiled from photographs I had taken in Assisi. How could I leave out his most famous poem—the first, it has been said, in the Italian language? I strongly visualized him as he was described when he first sang it to Sister Clare and a brother monk. Legend tells us that he had risen from his death bed, and was leaning, upright, against a tree, blind and very ill, but triumphant in the joy he felt in his love for God. When the image came clearly to my mind, I offered it up in prayer and asked to hear St. Francis singing that song. To my great joy, the melody came to me instantly. It was one that could be expanded or contracted to fit every stanza. And it expressed, at least to my satisfaction, the power and beauty of the words.” –Swami Kriyananda in “Art as a Hidden Message”

Canticle of the Creatures

1. Altissimo omnipotente bon Signore, Tue son le laude, la gloria et l’honore Et ogni benedictione. A Te solo se confano, Et nullo homo È degno de nominar Te.

2. Laudato sia Dio mio Signore Cum tutte le tue creature, Specialmente messer lo frate sole: La quale giorna et illumina nui per Lui, Et ello è bello, et radiante cum grande splendore, De Te Signore Porta significatione.

3. Laudato sia, Mio Signore Per sor luna et per le stelle: In celo le hai Formate clare et belle.

4. Laudato sia, mio Signore Per frate vento et per l’aire Et nuvolo et sereno et omne tempo: Per le quale dai alle Tue creature Sustentamento.

5. Laudato sia mio Signore per sor acqua: La quale È multo utile et umile Et pretiosa Et casta.

6. Laudato sia mio Signore per frate foco: Per lo quale Tu allumini la nocte, Et ello è bello et jucundo Et robustissimo Et forte.

7. Laudato sia mio Signore per nostra matre terra: La quale ne sostenta et guberna et produce Diversi fructi et colorati fiori et herbe.

8. Laudate et benediciTe mio Signore et regratiate: Et servite a Lui cum grande humilitate.

English translation:

Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord, All praise is Yours, all glory, all honour and all blessings.

To you alone, Most High, do they belong, and no mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your Name.

Praised be You my Lord with all Your creatures, especially Sir Brother Sun, Who is the day through whom You give us light. And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendour, Of You Most High, he bears the likeness.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars, In the heavens you have made them bright, precious and fair.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Brothers Wind and Air, And fair and stormy, all weather’s moods, by which You cherish all that You have made.

Praised be You my Lord through Sister Water, So useful, humble, precious and pure.

Praised be You my Lord through Brother Fire, through whom You light the night and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong.

Praised be You my Lord through our Sister, Mother Earth who sustains and governs us, producing varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.

Praise be You my Lord through those who grant pardon for love of You and bear sickness and trial. Blessed are those who endure in peace, By You Most High, they will be crowned.

Praised be You, my Lord through Sister Death, from whom no-one living can escape. Woe to those who die in mortal sin!

Blessed are they She finds doing Your Will. No second death can do them harm. Praise and bless my Lord and give Him thanks, And serve Him with great humility.

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