Thursday, June 14, 2007

to pray for peace...

A friend sent me this message today (see below). I do believe in the power of prayer, and that if enough people are focused on a good outcome, especially if they can really feel it down to their bones ;-), that the energies will shift and good things will happen.

The following message suggests that anyone who wants to can participate in spending one minute at a prescribed time praying for peace. The word 'prayer' tends to make me think of people sitting in church saying Hail Mary's! Even though I know differently, we do have these automatic responses to certain words, especially when they have an emotional connection to childhood.

I would replace the idea of 'prayer' with whatever suits you. It might be just holding a feeling inside of harmony and peace...and that would be more than enough of a 'prayer'. In fact, focusing on war and 'praying' for it to stop would only be focusing on a negative image. The point is to bring into your consciousness a strong feeling of peacefulness, so that can radiate out to the Universe.

So, if you're interested, whatever works for you is best, and not just thinking it, but really experiencing it inside of yourself, will benefit you as well. Knowing that there are many other people doing the same thing at the same time...there is a great feeling of connectedness in that.

In WWII, there was an advisor to Prime Minister Churchill who organized a group of people who dropped what they were doing every night at a prescribed hour, for one minute, to collectively pray for the safety of England, its people and peace.  This had an amazing effect, as bombing stopped.

There is now a group of people organizing the same thing here in America. If you would like to participate, each evening at 9:00 PM Eastern time (8 PM Central, 7 PM Mountain, 6 PM Pacific), stop whatever you are doing and spend one minute praying for peace in the world. If you know anyone who would like to participate, please pass this along. Someone said if people really understood the full extent of the power we have available through prayer, we might be speechless. Our prayers are the most powerful asset we have.



kateri said...

Prayer is a mighty powerful thing. Think of all of themonks around the world singing the psalms athte same times every day. When I pray at those times I feel like these is just tremendous positive energy going out inot the world. Same with the Buddhists and the Hindus, the peace chants. It doesn't matter how or where you pray it is only the intention that matters, I think? At least for me.

Thanks for shariing! :-)

Cindy said...

Your words bring such a beautiful image to mind. Sometimes I feel like my thoughts are prayers, and that can be at any time and anywhere. I imagine that anytime someone prays, there are other people praying at the same time with them. It occurred to me when I posted this, how many of these emails I've received about meditating or praying at a certain time...and why would this particular time be any better than any other? But it also can be a good way to feel connected to a particular group at a regular time.
A-a-a-n-nd (that's a stretched out sing-song *and* ;-), not praying, or not wanting to, etc. doesn't mean that someone is not sending out good energy in their own it's all good, whatever works for each person. I think that working on our own inner world of emotions, etc. is the best thing that we can do for all of humanity. Each negative thought or feeling that we can transmute within ourselves is one more drop of good energy for the Universe.