A Masonic Prayer is a type of prayer used by members of the Freemasons, a fraternal organization that dates back to the 17th century. The prayer is often used during meetings and gatherings, and is meant to invoke the blessings and guidance of a higher power. The prayer often begins with an acknowledgement of the divine presence and an expression of gratitude for the blessings of life. It seeks divine guidance and wisdom in the work of the organization and asks for strength, courage, and compassion in carrying out the duties and obligations of the members. The Masonic Prayer emphasizes the importance of brotherhood, compassion, and service to others, and serves as a reminder of the values and principles that define the Freemasons. It is a powerful tool for those seeking to connect with the divine and live a life of service and purpose.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for Masonic Prayer. May God Bless You!
Masonic Prayer 1
O God! knowest our down-sitting and our uprising, and understandest our thoughts afar off. Shield and defend us from the evil intentions of our enemies, and support us under the trials and afflictions we are destined to endure, while travelling through this vale of tears.
Masonic Prayer 2
Show us the wisdom from the rite of discalceation, one shoe on and one shoe off, that not everything in life comes to us with great ease. Teach us from circumambulation that life is a pilgrimage with many starts and stops along the way. Remind us through the rite of destitution that we need to be charitable. Encourage us to learn from salutation the need for lawful authority, the importance that some should lead while others follow. Cause us to know from investiture that we should strive to keep our behavior upright so as not to soil our character and morality. Help us to live by these rites and thus to improve our lives. In Your Name and for Your sake we pray.
Masonic Prayer 3
Remind us of the importance of keeping the promises we have made to each other and to You. Teach us that the obligations we have taken upon ourselves cannot be forgotten or overlooked. Show us that the only way to honor our obligations is to live in harmony with them on a daily basis. Keep us faithful in living with, living in awareness of, and living up to or Masonic Obligations. Guide us in the responsibilities which are ours as we assemble here to conduct our business today. In Your Spirit we pray.
Masonic Prayer 4
Great Architect of the Universe,
who has so inspired the ancient members of our Craft
that in the bond of brotherhood they met each others needs
and first of all men came together in the hidden mysteries handed down to us,
give us, we beseech Thee, grateful hearts,
that in joyful service we may bring relief to the unfortunate,
and in perfect loyalty both preserve our trust and leave behind us
an increased inheritance.
Masonic Prayer 5
May I this day pursue the grand aims of the true Mason:
to soothe calamity,
be compassionate to misery,
and restore peace to the troubled mind,
to the best of my ability.
Masonic Prayer 6
May everything I say or do this day
speak to all whom my life touches,
of nothing less than harmony, good will and peace.