Saturday, November 10, 2012

What Do I Pray For?

"When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness.
Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other."

~Margaret Wheatley

After months of divisiveness in the political arena, it took Mother Nature to bring us back to our senses, reminding us of our compassionate natures, and that what matters most is our connection with each other.  When I see pictures of the devastation from the hurricane, my heart goes out to the people who have sustained such losses.  It doesn't matter whether I know them personally, or what political party they belong to.  It doesn't matter what color their skin is or who they love.  My family is hurting.  I want to help relieve the suffering of my bothers and sisters.  So I pray and donate and do what I can.

“What do you pray for” I was asked.  I pray that all needs are met.  I pray that everyone gets support.  I pray that each person has a deep sense of inner peace, relief from physical, emotional and mental struggle, and an awareness that the phoenix shall rise from the ashes.   And I pray that I let go of all judgment – from “they should have known better” to “those poor people” etc.

Starhawk, author of The Spiral Dance wrote:
“We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been
— a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time.


Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats.

Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we
come into our own power.

Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done.
Arms to hold us when we falter.

A circle of healing.

A circle of friends.

Someplace where we can be free.”

We are seeking for connection, a connection heart to heart – and so is everyone else.  We can be the connector, by letting go of our judgments and knowing the Truth for everyone.  This is what I pray for.


There is only one life, that life is God’s Life and that Life is the life we are living right now.  Regardless of appearances, it is still God’s life.

Knowing this I now open my heart and let compassion pour out.  I open my mind, moving away from judgments about anything and anyone.  I stand in The Truth and declare the highest and best good for all concerned.

I know God is Love, and I now see Love filling up all the spaces where it felt like there wasn’t any.  Love fills up all the spaces where God was thought absent.  Love is the greatest healing agent in the universe, and Love does It’s work in grace.

I am so grateful to remember our connection.  There is only One and it is us.  We see the world restored to wholeness and it is good, very good.

Gratefully I release these words into Spiritual Law, knowing they are so – and so it is.