A collection of prayers and wishes from around the world.
Many of the prayers asked for good health, but one wished for an iPad 6, another a beautiful garden and someone else world peace. The prayers were all tied onto the prayer tree. (Sun Yat Sen Garden on Chinese New Year in Vancouver, Canada.)
Wrapped Bodhi tree at Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand. This Sacred Fig (Ficus religiosa) has delicate heart-shaped leaves.
‘Fairy Tree’ along the Connemara Coast at Killary Harbour.This mother and daughter are waiting their turn to put their gold leaf, incense and prayers into a golden rooster. He is then hand-cranked to send him up to an altar where the gold is collected to further gild the pagoda. (Sule Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.)
As Our Lady of Lourdes was in charge of healing, her shrine in Viveiro was festooned with wax body parts by people wishing to be cured of their ills. (Spain)
Paper wishes in a basket in a Chinese temple in Penang, Malaysia.
People wishing to ‘lock in their love’ forever on a bridge in Amsterdam, Holland.
Mexican charm bracelet using amber from Chiapas & sterling silver ‘milagros’ (miracles) from Oaxaca. Milagros are placed on shrines for prayers & wishes, in this case for donkeys and chickens. (Mayan Jewelry Journey through Mexico and Guatemala.)
Prayers and wishes on a line in Singapore’s Chinatown.
My friend John trying to think of what to wish for on his 74th birthday (Kit’s Boathouse in Vancouver).
More of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish.