Prayer when opening a door
I pray thee, Lord, to open the door of my heart to receive thee within my heart.
When washing clothes
I pray thee, Lord, to wash my heart, making me white as snow.
When sweeping floors
I pray thee, Lord, to sweep away my heart’s uncleanness, that my heart may always be pure.
When pouring oil
I pray thee, Lord, to give me wisdom like the wise virgins who always had oil in their vessels.
When posting a letter
I pray thee, Lord, to add to me faith upon faith, that I may always have communication with thee.
When lighting lamps
I pray thee, Lord, to make my deeds excellent like lamps before others, and more, to place thy true light within my heart.
When watering flowers
I pray thee, Lord, to send down spiritual rain into my heart, to germinate the good seed there.
When boiling water for tea
I pray thee, Lord, to send down spiritual fire to burn away the coldness of my heart and that I may always be hot-hearted in serving thee.