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Shinto Expanding
For Growth of Shinto Outside Japan

Shinto is alive in America; let us in the Shinto community pray that it continues to grow!

Through strong spiritual connection some Americans, Canadians, Italians, etc. have formed with the Kamisama, the ancient way of Japan has spread to many other parts of the world. The Shinto community is chiming with spirit, and there is a definite stirring within us to embrace the simplicity and peace inherent to Shinto. However, the Shinto community outside Japan is also a small one. Let us pray for the continued guidence and intercession of the Kami in the expansion of Shinto as a whole wherever it may be. Let us pray that those without Shinto community may nonetheless receive the blessings of the nurturing Kami. With this sacred bond being cultivated as it is, and with determined, true effort, Shintoists everywhere may experience the Kamisama of both Heaven and Earth. Feel free to pray also for the growth of Shinto awareness and Shinto-related groups across the globe.

Ryujin -10/9/2004
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10/15/2004 09:57

*bow twice, clap twice, bow*

I thank my Kami Benten for my family's spiritual openness and for their allowing me to convert without struggle. I thank the kami for Shinto's growing community and pray that more people will allow Shinto into their lives. I pray for more peacce in my life.


10/17/2004 22:32

I pray, to the great Kami of storms, Raiden; that the kami no michi will continue to spread throughout my homeland, as it has spread in my heart.

10/18/2004 13:08

I pray to America Kokudo Kunitama-no-O-Kami that Shinto and the spirit of wa (harmony) may increase in my beloved country and among all beings.

10/26/2004 16:04

I pray to the kami to help strengthen me in my love for them. Although I am not accepted for my decision, please help me in my life and growth of spirit.

11/18/2004 15:28

Myself being a new American Shintoist, I pray to the Kami-sama that ohers shall be able to receive the blessings of the kami in their lives. I pray for peace to everyone.

12/23/2004 21:43

*bow twice..clap twice..bow*
I pray to Kishijoten-sama to inspire and protect that kami no michi may spread further and wider throughout the world.

3/31/2005 21:00

I was a misled former Shintoist who can't stop thinking about the past transgressions. Please pray for me. I love Ama no Uzume no Mikoto. I pray to her not by clapping, but by dancing. I need healing and a trance to help me forget human error.
*bows while sitting in seiza*

9/6/2005 17:38

*bow twice...clap twice..bow*
I pray to the Kami to allow for human to understand that from time to time earth needs to cleanse herself. I pray for the people who are affected. I pray for understanding that all things Kami are not evil. They just are. I pray for kami.

1/3/2006 18:28

*bow twice...clap twice...bow*
I pray to the Kami-sama to allow others to understand the Kami and Shintoists. And to bring peace to the world. I pray that the Kami-sama will allow me to see their wisdom.
*bow fom seiza*

1/17/2006 07:48

*Bow twice..clap twice..bow*
I pray to all the Seven Gods of Fortune for everyone in this prayer circle and for myself, and for Shinto to unveil itself to the rest of America, in hopes that we shall have more peace, love, and contentment!

1/23/2006 15:20

*bows twice in seiza, claps twice, bows again*
I pray to Kotoshiro nushi no kami (Ebisu), God of Rice and Good Fortune, to please give me luck in my peers accepting my religious choices as well as my mother. Also for him to help to spread the kami no michi all over America. Hopefully we will have more Shrines opened so we can worship properly.
*bows in seiza*

2/13/2006 14:33

*bows twice, claps twice, bows again*

I pray to the Kami that my uncle will accept my religious choices and that Shinto will grow in America. I ask Amaterasu and Tsukiyomi, the kami who give us light, to guide me on the path to fulfilling their will. May the kami smile down on us and bring us peace.


3/18/2006 21:00

*bows twice, claps twice, bows*

I pray to Ryujin that my choice to practice shinto be well with my family and friends. I pray that the people of the world recieve blessings and good fortune from the Kamisama


5/18/2006 16:27

*bow twice...clap twice...bow*

Praise to the Kami!
Praise to all the spirits of the good!
May all know the light of Amaterasu,
May all feel the wisdom of my patron,
May all find in their religions what I
have found in mine,
And may the community grow outside of


6/27/2006 16:30

Bow (three times)
I pray to Amaterasu Omikami that people all over the world can see the true beauty of nature so that they will learn to respect nature and it's beauty. I hope that one day, forests won't be cut down illegaly and threatened animals won't be killed for the people's greed for money.

11/2/2006 22:39

I had a moment of appreciation and love for my beautiful houseplants--right before I saw this prayer circle.The spreadingis happening!

11/4/2006 16:40

*bow twice...clap twice...bow*
True Peace is the hardest gift to give.
True Love is the hardest thing to find.
True Generosity is the hardest thing to
True Perfection is the hardest thing to strive towards.
Let all of us remember,
And to never, ever, forget,
That as all was created,
So will peace, love, generosity, and

1/19/2007 21:28

*bows twice, claps twice, bows once*

I pray kami Benten and kami Amaterasu to help guide me through my path in life by their loving and positive energy, and I pray so that the kami no michi might spread it's light and peace across our beautiful American continent :)

2/14/2007 23:22

I pray, oh Kami-sama's, that you will accept me as a believer of you, and that Tsuki-yomi will consider me his utmost favorite worshipper

3/9/2007 18:51

*bows twice, claps twice, bows*
I pray to great Kuku-no-chi-no-kami, kami of all trees, that the Shinto community will grow os all will know the peace of the kami-no-michi. I pray to the great kami of the sky, Amaterasu Omokami, to continue shining her beams of light all over this land and earth, and everywhere she shines, the community will grow.

5/31/2007 18:43

*bows twice, claps twice, bows*
To great Susano-o, brother of great Amaterasu Omokami, I pray. I pray for the growth of the religion which has given me peace, and I pray for peace to be known by all of the Earth.

7/25/2007 21:44

*bows twice, claps twice, bows*
To my beloved kami Amaterasu okemi, great sun goddess to me. I ask that you in the name of holy light that i should be blessed with your wisdom and the wisdom of the kamis to be a faithful shinto adherent and to relish in your grace and absoulte emergence into learning all things in the will of shinto and japanese culiture and anime.

2/8/2008 23:52

*clap twice, bow clap clap bow*
Ben-ten no kamisama Arigatou for all of this assistance on this day. I pray onto you that you may continue to guide me. And I pray that you may guide and protect others as you have I. I send this message unto you great kami sama may your grace forever encompass this earth and all others.
*clap clap bow*

4/4/2008 16:38

I am an American who is new to shintoism and want to do it right, but i need advice and pray that someone will help guide me....if u can email me or AIM at Breanthemachine. thanks so much

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