Pray for Peace
I must interrupt regularly scheduled programming because the world has gone mad once again and terrorists of all flavors are running rampant, many in the name of religion.
Children are being beheaded. People are being buried alive. These barbarous acts are worse than we can imagine. I can not look at photographs or videos because they are so horrific.
And it’s even more awful that these atrocities are being committed in the name of religion.
I do not understand how people can do these terrible things.
When I think of the perpetrators I struggle with my strong beliefs that every life is sacred and that every act is part of a plan. It is a mighty struggle and only my strong faith carries me through.
The power of prayer is known. We can do so little, but we CAN do this one thing:
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
Will you take a moment and pray for the world? Pray for peace. Pray for an end to violence. Pray for the victims. And pray that the perpetrators come into the light.
For all victims of atrocities in the name of religion, nation or in no name at all, we pray.
For all those who commit acts of violence; for those who hate others who are different from themselves, for those who take the life of another, we pray.
For young people whose lives have been taken too soon by violence, we pray.
For each of us reading this now, that we may learn to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with God, we pray.
For the people of the world, that we may be models of peace, teaching young people by example how to resolve convict without harm, how to care for and respect all life , and how to reach out to others in love and peace, we pray.
Please bless the world and especially those who are living in strife and fear, whose lives are in danger.
Please send your angels to help those who are being harmed and bring them quickly into the light.
Please infuse those who are doing harm with peace and help them see the error of their ways so they may stop this terrible slaughter.
Please bring an end to strife, war, torture and killing.
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Marianne Williamson’s Visualization for Peace (she shared this on Facebook this summer.)
See every member of ISIS, or any other terrorist organization, spiritually quarantined within a golden egg. The eggshell is made of titanium, and no malevolent thoughts can get past the eggshell to turn into manifest action. Meanwhile, within the eggshell a golden light pours onto the quarantined person, healing him or her and awakening them to the sanity of their true nature. May the Truth of Who We Really Are arise within every heart.
Thank you. I hope you will share this on all your social media accounts. Prayer counts.