This caught my eye just now. Prayer is a big part of scripture and most spiritual tradition have some form of prayer, mantras, something to that effect. Why? I I suppose prayer says a few things, especially when you pray for those that have done you harm, pray for justice, not revenge, justice, also for their transformation. It shows a certain level of spiritual maturity, as well as general maturity. It also shows God that we are not being self centered, that we acknowledge him, others, particularly if we are not just praying about “give me this Lord, make this happen for me” Me, Me, Me. If we pray enhance the gifts His wishes to enhance in us and use them as He wishes to use them, as they can best serve His will, that he and you both are overjoyed, in accordance with His boundaries, then I think we show great wisdom. Praying this kind of prayer I think and for others in this same way and for their well being, their transformation to spiritual wisdom is a great thing.
Life throws us curve balls, snowballs, all kinds of stuff we don’t see coming and evens ome we do see coming, but if we get in a twist we don’t see solutions, so we need to get calm and centered and prayer can go a long way in that.
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May prayer and peace be in your life always no matter what life throws your way!
This year my health really knocked me out and I did not get an advent wreath and we only put up the nativity scene, not even the tree, kept it simple as myself and my 93 year old mum have had a rough time health wise. However, if I had gotten the wreath it would have been great to have these prayers to reflect on. You can vary them, modify them to your own heartfelt words, but they are a nice model to work with.
Parents can use all the help they can get, especially in this chaotic world, so I came across this prayer and am sharing it, may it help you in your amazing journey as a parent.
We often fail to grasp the beauty of prayer for another, or don’t think of how powerful it might be to have others know we pray for them, meditate for them, wish them blessings. I hope we will pray for not only ourselves but others also.
As I came across this article I felt it was apt to the news of what happened in Manhattan these past days, my neck of the woods as they say.
This Psalm is a staple of the faith, The Lord is my Shepard etc,,,, but even if it weren’t, and even though I don’t understand the language, if it were evening, low lights a candle or two, or three quiet still of the night, even a quiet Sunday afternoon, God’s words can still penetrate the heart, spirit and soul. If you happen to find yourself on vacation, somewhere where you don’t speak the language, even a Jewish Temple, an Orthodox Church, don’t be afraid to go in, because God will speak to you no matter what the language being used that day.