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Prayers and Texts Before and from L

[364] The prayer is to take place only if one really wants to, not at firm times, since piety exists primarily in the service for L. Auxiliary objects are here unnecessary. As sign of special subservientness and lowliness can be prayed for oneself (not in the public) in kneeling. The posture is in all other respects secondary. Humans are not to be disturbed while they pray. It is sufficient, if a prayer is thought.

[632] We should assume in our life that nothing is a given: everything can us be taken in the next moment, even if the probability is still so small and the accustoming still so big. Therefore, it is appropriate for us to thank L daily for everything in a dignified form. Here are very suitable the times after getting up, before and/or after meals and before bedtime.

[633] After getting up a prayer is suited that thanks for the (restful) night and touches upon, what we want to do on the day and why that could please L. Concerning this we can ask for L's benison and assistance - especially when difficulties loom. With the prayer the reading of a religious text can be appropriately combined - especially when the day has no particular contents.

[634] The meals can be used for tranquillity in L if we are not many. With like-minded people also a common prayer is suitable. A reciter can prepare something for this (freely or from literature, too), that everybody concludes with a brief prayer. These prayers can be spoken loudly, (prayer) songs sung. Alone or among outsiders everyone can still pray for zerself.

[635] Before bedtime, we recapitulate the day before L and touch upon what we succeeded or what failed us to accomplish, where we see potential improvements and what will result from this for the next period. We pray for a restful night and incorporate all creatures in our prayers. The reading of a religious text can upgrade an eventless routine day. We do not forget to thank L for the day.

[636] Further prayers are suitable during extraordinary events - including religious holidays. Concerning this we can realise on the basis of a felicitous text the significance of the holiday. We thank L for the free time, if we have it - possibly on the compensatory day. The celebration together - especially in the service -prettifies once more the occasion. We do not forget also to praise L.

[654] It needs not to thank L for the self-evident. It is sufficient if one is aware that what we are accustomed to is not a given. To thank for the self-evident is in some way dishonest. L does not want dishonest prayers. It is important to zer that our doings express our love to zer. Therefore, prayers which are only felt as duty can be omitted.

[637] Very useful can be keeping a (religious) diary. Here we can fill in and sign out our goal settings for L. It is suitable to get everything down what we or others are to read later (once) again. We should carefully consider what is suitable for the public (blog) and what should remain private. We do not want to produce ourselves in the public, but lead a dignified life before L.

[638] Who is talented, publishes own prayers and religious inspiring texts zerself - for example on the Internet. Own websites should offer the possibility for this with consideration of the genre, of the age (for example, sites for children) and of the subject. Some social groups can use own websites. Moderators make sure that the goal setting is respected, and protect from vandalism.

[819] The blessing as verbal formula before or by L serves as advocacy, accolade, protection, consent and goodwill. It should always be loftily and unequivocally, the blessed and the blessing be worthy of L. It is therefore neither accompanied by signs nor gestures. It is in no way publicly paraded, but is always private or part of the service or religious celebration.

[854] The word of L - as it is given here - can be poorly implemented in art. One can, for example, create some sound worlds, in which individual sentences of different speakers can be heard and are accentuated with music. There are also video clips imaginable where the sentences appear optically edited word for word. The word of L, however, can then poorly be illustrated with pictures, if very many abstract words are in it.

[855] The more universally valid it is to come off, the less specific it is however. It is expressly the task of commentators to find and to formulate appropriate examples and explanations. If something has become obsolete because of facts become apparent, so this is to note down in the word of L stating the new facts. For the sake of completeness, the old formulation yet shall be able to be faded in.

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