Fragrance prayer is a practice that has been utilized by different faiths and cultures for centuries. It involves the use of aromas, perfumes, and scents to create an atmosphere that can facilitate spiritual connection and prayer. The sense of smell can have a profound effect on the human psyche, and fragrance prayer taps into this by using specific scents to evoke a desired emotional and spiritual response. Different fragrances are associated with different effects, with some scents promoting relaxation, others inducing alertness, and others enhancing concentration. Many religions have their own specific fragrances associated with prayer, such as frankincense and myrrh in Christianity, or sandalwood and jasmine in Hinduism. Fragrance prayer can be performed individually or in groups, and can involve burning incense, lighting candles, or diffusing essential oils. By incorporating the sense of smell into prayer, fragrance prayer can enhance the overall spiritual experience and deepen one’s connection with the divine.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for Fragrance Prayer. May God Bless You!
Help me to spread your fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my soul with your spirit and life. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly, that my life may only be a radiance of yours. Shine through me, and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel your presence in my soul. Let them look up and see no longer me, but only Jesus! Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be a light to others; The light, O Jesus will be all from you; none of it will be mine; it will be you, shining on others through me. Let me thus praise you the way you love best, by shining on those around me. Let me preach you without preaching, not by words but by my example, by the catching force of the sympathetic influence of what I do, the evident fullness of the love my heart bears to you.