My prayer (ENG, PORT y ESPA)


PORTUGUES: Minha oraí§í£o

ESPANOL: Mi oración


by Paulo Coelho

Lord, protect our doubts, because Doubt is a way of praying. It is Doubt that makes us grow because it forces us to look fearlessly at the many answers that exist to one question. And in order for this to be possible…

Lord, protect our decisions, because making Decisions is a way of praying. Give us the courage, after our doubts, to be able to choose between one road and another. May our YES always be a YES, and NO always be a NO. Once we have chosen our road, may we never look back nor allow our soul to be eaten away by remorse. And in order for this to be possible…

Lord, protect our actions, because Action is way of praying. May our daily bread be the result of the very best that we carry within us. May we, through work and Action, share a little of the love we receive. And in order for this to be possible…

Lord, protect our dreams, because to Dream is a way of praying. Make sure that, regardless of our age or our circumstances, we are capable of keeping alight in our heart the sacred flame of hope and perseverance. And in order for this to be possible…

Lord, give us enthusiasm, because Enthusiasm is way of praying. It is what binds us to the Heavens and to Earth, to grown-ups, and to children; it is what tells us that our desires are important and deserve our best efforts. It is Enthusiasm that reaffirms to us that everything is possible, as long as we are totally committed to what we are doing. And in order for this to be possible…

Lord, protect us, because Life is the only way we have of making manifest Your miracle. May the earth continue to transform seeds into wheat, may we continue to transmute wheat into bread. And this is only possible if we have Love; therefore, do not leave us in solitude. Always give us Your company, and the company of men and women who have doubts, who act and dream and feel enthusiasm, and who live each day as if it were totally dedicated to Your glory.



  1. Lisa says:

    Thank you for this beautiful prayer which gives me goose bumps, makes my eyes well with tears & fills my heart with love! Yes – love. Always love!

  2. farukh says:

    and i pray: oh Lord! give me the grace to put up with the daily challege of life; the politics of power, the corruption of soul, the desire to control!
    the ugly white lies, the weak at heart devouring your emmotions, the weak of mind feeding at your intelligence, the weak at control controlling yet the weaker! lifeless gnawing at the thriving life … amongst all this the heart desire what if rightfully mine – so give that to m; the grace to accept love and let love!
    thanks for the beautiful writting coelho! love!

  3. chelsea says:

    What a very inspiring and stimulating prayer… Paulo Coelho, thank you…

  4. Petra Jonsson says:


  5. Señor, Nos protegen, porque la vida es la única manera que tenemos de poner de manifiesto su milagro. Que la tierra siguen transformando en semillas de trigo, que continuemos para transmutar el trigo en pan. Y esto sólo es posible si tenemos amor, por lo tanto, no nos dejan en la soledad. Siempre nos dan su empresa, y la compañí­a de hombres y mujeres que tienen dudas, que actúan y soñar y sentir el entusiasmo, y que viven cada dí­a como si fuera totalmente dedicada a su gloria.


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  7. Annie says:


    Love and Gratitude

  8. Dilek Gökmen says:

    Thank you Mr Coelho. Amin

  9. Dilek Gökmen says:

    Thank you Coelho.I am a Muslim so I say Amin

  10. Jane Stewart says:

    With Love and Gratitude,

  11. Alleeenaaa says:

    Very inspiring and comforting . . You made me cry as usual . .

  12. maria says:

    Thanks i want to feel God

  13. luciana says:

    Amem, God bless you!