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Daoism (/ˈdaʊɪzəm/, /ˈdaʊ-/), or Taoism (/ˈtaʊ-/), is a philosophical or religious tradition of Chinese origin which emphasises living in harmony with the Dao (Chinese: 道; pinyin: Dào; literally: 'the Way', also romanised as Tao). Taoist Prayers are inspired by those who practice the religious or philosophical tradition of living with the Tao.

Taoist Prayers

Prayers inspired by those who practice the religious or philosophical tradition of living with the Tao or “The Way.”


Disciples of Life

We are born gentle and weak. At death we are hard and stiff. Green plants are tender and filled with sap. When they die they are withered and dry. Therefore the stiff and unbending are the disciples of death. The gentle and yielding are the disciples of life.

- Lao Tzu from the “Tao Te Ching”


Save Your Servant

Save your servant, O Sustainer of Life,
From
too early a death.
Free
me of that affliction of believers
Who
so easily become rigid of heart
In
their journeys to you.
Make my heart like the green willow tree
That
easily bends in the wind,
That
bows gracefully before the storm
Only
to raise its head again with renewed life
When the angry clouds have moved on.
Fill me this day, I pray,
With
the strength of your Spirit,
The
strength to be flexible and ever-green.
Create within me the heart
Of
a disciple of life,
A
heart that is gentle and meek.
Let
me learn a lesson from your daughter water
Who
seeks the lowest path,
Ever
yielding and humble,
Yet
wears down the strongest stones into sand.
In
her I see the wisdom of the Tao:
The
hard and strong will fall;
The
soft and meek shall overcome.

- Ed Hays


Lao-Tsu’s Peace Prayer

If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.

If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.

If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.

If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.

If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.

- Lao-tsu


Taoist Prayer

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