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Transform the World with Your Caring

Transform the World with Your Caring

Even the thought of giving,
the thought of blessing or a simple prayer
has the power to affect others.
–Deepak Chopra

Witnessing the cataclysmic loss as a result of the tsunamis, most of us are challenged in our hearts, because besides giving money, what can we do to help? We are brought face to face with the richness and bounty of our own lives by comparison: clean water, food, shelter, and our loved ones surrounding us.

This transformative prayer from the director of the Global Community Initiatives helps our eyes, voices, and hearts become messengers of light and healing in the world. Say this beautiful prayer here:

Prayer for Our Future
Heart of the universe
Fountain of compassion
Mountain of courage
Everlasting presence of wisdom

Give us eyes to bear witness
to shine the light of attention on the dark
silent, secrets
the dishonor of overpower
the bright glare of tragic neglect

Give us voices to speak out
to dare the truth to be heard
leaving behind the fear
silence breeds and
the despair of lost hope

Give us hearts that are strong
to envelop the world in a lifespring
of caring respect
Cast off the scarred insensitivity
of failure and pain.

Inspire us, guide us, embrace us, enfold us.
Help us be lights.
Help us be whole.

–Gwen Hallsmith
Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Executive Director
Global Community Initiatives
12 Parkside Drive
Montpelier, VT 05602
Global Community Initiatives

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9:59PM PDT on Mar 28, 2014

Thank you.

9:58PM PDT on Mar 28, 2014

Thank you.

9:58PM PDT on Mar 28, 2014

Thank you.

9:57PM PDT on Mar 28, 2014

Thank you.

9:56PM PDT on Mar 28, 2014

Thank you.

5:47AM PDT on Apr 14, 2011

Thanks for the article.

12:25AM PDT on Jul 14, 2010

Yes, caring brings hapiness to both , the giver and the receiver!
Very beautiful prayer!Thanks!

3:04AM PDT on Jul 12, 2010

'Caring' is a beautiful word, it gives happiness to the giver as well as the receiver.Thank you for the inspiring prayer.

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