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Shacharit [ʃaχaˈʁit] (Hebrew: שַחֲרִית šaḥăriṯ),[1] or Shacharis in Ashkenazi Hebrew, is the daily morning Tefillah (prayer) of the Jewish people, one of the three times there is prayer each day. There are five major components of Shacharit: Pesukei dezimra, the Shema and its blessings, the Amidah, Tachanun, and the concluding blessings.[2] On certain days, there are additional prayers and services added to Shacharit, including Mussaf and a Torah reading.

Shacharit is said to be started by Abraham, as Genesis 22:3 states, "Abraham arose early in the morning," which traditionally is the first Shacharit.[3] The sages of the Great Assembly standardized many of the prayers for Shacharit and assembled them into siddurim.[4] The prayers said vary among congregations and Jewish communities.


The Heart Sūtra (Sanskrit: प्रज्ञापारमिताहृदय Prajñāpāramitā Hṛdaya) is a famous sūtra in Mahāyāna Buddhism. Its Sanskrit title, Prajñāpāramitā Hṛdaya, literally means "The Heart of the Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom." The Heart Sūtra is often cited as the best-known [1] and most popular Buddhist scripture of all.[2][3]

gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā


The Lord's Prayer, also called the Our Father and the Pater Noster, is a venerated Christian prayer that, according to the New Testament, was taught by Jesus to his disciples.

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.'s Prayer


The Gāyatrī Mantra is a highly revered mantra of the Vedic tradition. Just like all the Vedic Mantras, the Gayatri Mantra is considered not to have an author and like all other mantras is believed to have been revealed to a Brahmarshi, in this case Brahmarshi Vishvamitra.

Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ
tát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ
bhárgo devásya dhīmahi
dhíyo yó naḥ prachodáyāt


Li is a system of ritual norms and propriety that determines how a person should properly act in everyday life. Zhi is the ability to see what is right and fair, or the converse, in the behaviors exhibited by others.

The ancients who wished to illustrate illustrious virtue throughout the world, first ordered well their own States.
Wishing to order well their States, they first regulated their families.
Wishing to regulate their families, they first cultivated their persons.
Wishing to cultivate their persons, they first rectified their hearts.
Wishing to rectify their hearts, they first sought to be sincere in their thoughts.
Wishing to be sincere in their thoughts, they first extended to the utmost of their knowledge.
Such extension of knowledge lay in the investigation of things.
Things being investigated, knowledge became complete.
Their knowledge being complete, their thoughts were sincere.
Their thoughts being sincere, their hearts were then rectified.


Dhikr or Zhikr is the Arabic word for remembrance and can be equated to Rosary in the Catholic tradition, which is a religious exercise — a devotional act — in which short phrases or prayers are repeatedly recited silently or aloud, and simultaneously counted on a string of beads or knotted cord which is called a rosary or a set of prayer beads.

Allahu Akbar - الله أَكْبَر means "Allah is Greater" or "Allah is the Greatest"
Subhan'Allah - سبحان الله means "Glory be to Allah" or "How pure is Allah" or "Exalted be Allah [far above is Allah from any shortcoming or imperfection]"
Alhamdulillah - الحمد لله means "All praise is due to Allah", an expression of gratitude


The Tao Te Ching, Daodejing, or Dao De Jing (simplified Chinese: 道德经; traditional Chinese: 道德經; pinyin: Dàodéjīng), also simply referred to as the Laozi (Chinese: 老子; pinyin: Lǎozi),[2][3] is a Chinese classic text. According to tradition, it was written around 6th century BC by the sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu, Chinese: 老子; pinyin: Lǎozi, literally meaning "Old Master"), a record-keeper at the Zhou dynasty court, by whose name the text is known in China.
As for the Way, the Way that can be spoken of is not the constant Way;
As for names, the name that can be named is not the constant name.
The nameless is the beginning of the ten thousand things;
The named is the mother of the ten thousand things.

Tao Te King (Mawang Dui) - English by Robert G. Henricks

About 7Faiths is inspired by the idea that in all major world religions, in goal of relationship between man and divine, there can be found many common aspects. Above are featured some practices of the spoken word in prayer and mantras and mediation on words of teachers.