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3 years ago

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An Internet Prayer For Peace

O God, you are the source of life and peace.
Praised be your name forever.
We know it is you who turn our minds to thoughts of peace.
Hear our prayer in this time of crisis.
Your power changes hearts.

Muslims, Christians and Jews remember, and profoundly affirm,
that they are followers of the one God,
Children of Abraham, brothers and sisters;
enemies begin to speak to one another;
those who were estranged join hands in friendship;
nations seek the way of peace together.

Strengthen our resolve to give witness to these
truths by the way we live.
Give to us:
Understanding that puts an end to strife;
Mercy that quenches hatred, and
Forgiveness that overcomes vengeance.
Empower all people to live in your law of love
Amen.

Source: Pax Christi

3 years ago

Thanks Mary for sending this one to me.


Mary F.

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Hear, O Humankind, the prayer of my heart.

For are we not one, have we not one desire,

to heal our Mother Earth and bind her wounds,

to hear again from dark forests and flashing rivers

the varied ever changing Song of Creation?

O Humankind, are we not all brothers and sisters,

Are we not the grandchildren of the Great Mystery?

Do we not all want to love and be loved, to work

and to play, to sing and dance together?

But we live with fear. Fear that is hate, fear

that is mistrust, envy, greed, vanity, fear that is

ambition, competition, aggression, fear that is

loneliness, anger, bitterness, cruelty . . . and yet,

fear is only twisted love, love turned back on itself,

love that was denied, love that was rejected . . .

And love . . .

Love is life - creation, seed and leaf

and blossom and fruit and seed, love is growth

and search and reach and touch and dance.

Love is nurture and succor and feed and pleasure,

love is pleasuring ourselves pleasuring each other,

love is life believing in itself.

And life . . .

Life is the Sacred Mystery singing to itself, dancing

to its drum, telling tales, improvising, playing

and we are all that Spirit, our stories all

but one cosmic story that we are love indeed,

that perfect love in me seeks the love in you,

and if our eyes could ever meet without fear

we would recognize each other and rejoice,

for love is life believing in itself.
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By: Native Spirits Tribal Community

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Prayers
3 years ago

What absolutely beautiful prayers, Cheryl and Mary. I have a very short prose that's not really a prayer, but I think it's extremely beautiful. What is Life? It is the flash of firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunselt. Crowfoot, Native American, Blackfoot

3 years ago

Lynn, that is very spiritual and beautiful! All those things are LIFE... having real energy. One of the most spiritual times for me is being around trees when the wind is rustling through them and everything else is quiet... except maybe for the sound of a bird singing his song. When I close my eyes and listen, that wind and those trees fill me with a wonderful peace and I feel the presence of Spirit I have loved trees since I was a little girl when I would take a book and climb up into my favourite tree to sit and read.

Who wants to come for a walk with me?

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3 years ago

Cheryl, what a lovely walkway lined with trees. Hold on a minute while I get my sneakers on and I'll go for a walk with you.  

3 years ago

I am so glad you're coming for a walk with me, Lynn. It just beckons ya doesn't it?!

walk with me my friends
3 years ago
3 years ago

Jill, what a beautiful picture. I feel like walking into it and peacefully sitting down and dreaming. Thank you for posting it.

Please Light a Candle for A Care2 Friend Who is No Longer With Us
3 years ago

I went to a friend's page today to wish her a happy birthday. After reading the last messages posted I learned that she has passed away.

 

Her name is: Cynthia Falwell

Her date of birth: July 22, 2953

Her mission: "To encourage people to sign petitions to stop cruelty to animals."

 

If anyone who reads this could leave a candle, that would be great. She was a good person, the kind you want to be your friend. She made a difference in this world.

 

http://www.care2.com/c2c/people/profile.html?pid=625952152

 

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3 years ago

Her date of birth: July 22, 1953. (Sorry for mistake)

 

3 years ago

Cynthia ~ so young.  Another angel up aboveMy thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

 

3 years ago

Thank you, Lynn. It was a shock to discover this. I have a few other friends that just seemed to disappear when they were quite active at one time. It's very sobering to realize how fast things can happen.