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An Interfaith Prayer for You

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Dear Vision Mentors,

An exquisite Leunig prayer that seems so well-suited to the World Pulse community and relates to well to what Ellen Winguard said earlier this week (on 1st Vision Mentor group call) about our mutual healing. To my mind, this is an interfaith prayer, which means that you can direct it to whomever and whatever you choose to believe in, spiritually or otherwise!

NOTE: if one doesn't like the word, "rescue," one can of course use another word in its stead.

- Interfaith Rev. Sarah

Let us pray for wisdom. Let us pause from thinking and empty our mind. Let us stop the noise. In the silence ket us listen to our heart. The heart which is buried alive. Let us be still and wait and listen carefully. A sound from the deep, from below. A faint cry. A weak tapping. Distant muffled feelings from within. The cry for help.
We shall rescue the entombed heart. We shall bring it to the surface, to the light and air. We shall nurse it and listen respectfully to its story. The heart's story of pain and suffocation, of darkness and yearning. We shall help our feelings to live in the sun. Together again we shall find relief and joy.
-Leunig, A Book of Common Prayer

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shahd's picture

Amen

I would say Amen to the prayer. All the love and compassion with women around the world. we are all ears to every single women, whether for pain or happiness. We are supportive, and we are compassionate. Women deserves the best

Maya Norton's picture

Prayers for Peace

Thank you, Sarah. I collect these. Here's another I like that others might connect with:

"May I live each day with fullness of mind,
attending to Life and all she places before me.
Thus will I live without hesitation.
Only then can I lie down in peace,
having given Life my all.
Only then can I rise up in anticipation of a new day,
knowing I have so much more to give.
Let mercy refine my actions and justice shield me from enemies.
Let my life be a vehicle for grace and mercy,
bringing peace and comfort to all in need.
May the Source of Life spread a tallit [cloak] of peace"

Excerpt; sourced from: www.tbzbrookline.org/prayer/personal-prayers/tbz-prayers.

Update: I found an online version of what I was looking for. Here is the link, which as you can see is a PDF. See pages 49-50 for prayers for peace from around the world. I find them heart-filling.
- Link: www.tbzbrookline.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/TBZ_FridayNight_Siddur.pdf.

Warm wishes to my sisters in this new leg of our journey.

~ Maya

Sarah Whitten-Grigsby's picture

Thank you, Maya!

Maya, that's beautiful. Thank you.

- Sarah

Sarah Whitten-Grigsby

Mukut's picture

Thank you Sarah !

Your prayers and quotes are so inspiring Sarah ! Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

Love and hugs,

Mukut Ray

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