A Tribute To The Prayer Box

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Prayer Boxes, Birth Beads and the Birthing Experience

Some expectant mothers find strength during the birthing process by taking a prayer box with them, inside which is placed fourteen beads representing the seven Chakra of the mother and child.  Some believe that these beads transfer energy and power to the mother.  They can also be used to focus the mother's attention while giving labor, and as a source of strength during the entire experience.

A prayer box and set of birth beads make a wonderful gift for the expectant mother!  They symbolize the support that she has from the loved one who bestowed this gift upon her.  Birth beads are available from BirthBeads.ComSacredCenters.com offers a wealth of information about the Seven Chakra.  

Beyond Birth Beads

Other expectant mothers use the prayer box in its more traditional way by placing their prayer for a healthy and happy child and good birthing experience into their prayer box, and bringing it with them when giving birth.

 


Prayer Box With Turquoise

 


On Prayer

"One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer."

G. E. Lessing
German Dramatist
(1729 - 1781)

 

"Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action."

"Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart."

Mahatma Gandhi
Indian Philosopher
(1869-1948)

"Prayer is an important practice that serves to internalize the ideals of the Buddhist path."

G. R. Lewis
Buddhist Faith
Fellowship Founder

 

"Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God's gift of himself. "

Mother Teresa
(1910 - 1997)

"To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing."

Rev. Martin Luther King
Minister and Civil Rights Leader
(1929 - 1968)

"No prayer is complete without presence." 


Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Persian Sufi Mystic 
  (1207-1273) 

"In prayer, it is better to have heart without words, than words without heart."

John Bunyan
Puritan Minister and Writer
(1628-1688)

"Our prayers must mean something to us if they are to mean anything to God."

Maltbie Davenport Babcock
Presbyterian Minister and Poet
1858-1901