Happy Christmas and Seasonal Blessings to you and your family. This is my last post for 2011. I wish you a healthy, restful and gentle introduction into 2012.
As this is my last post for 2011, I wish to share with you a prayer. I wrote Prayer For Peace, following the bombing of the World Trade Centre, New York, USA on 11th September 2001.
Like most of you I was shocked, hurt and dismayed by the tragedy and wrote this prayer as my way to heal and comfort. Peace has to begin within, and as we strive towards that happy medium, regardless of your political views, please take a moment to pause, reflect and offer a sign of peace to your neighbour.
Prayer For Peace
We are all born with gifts to offer, gifts to heal ourselves, our families, our communities. Let us use our skills, gifts, talents and abilities for world unity and prosperity
Let us pray for universal peace, justice and understanding;
let us pray that the leaders of our communities speak words of peace, forgiveness, honesty and integrity;
let us pray that those who are suffering find comfort and, in time peace;
let us hold each other, stand together and celebrate our uniqueness and divinity;
let all people of the world see the beauty of their Creator reflected in the eyes of those they fear and mistrust;
let all nations strive for healthy union with one another; let the cry of the injured, hurt and maimed bodies of those who grieve feel the warm embrace of the power of their Creators’ grace and beauty;
let us all take responsibility to work together to cultivate the Spirit of Universal Kindness, Peace and Tranquillity;
as we awake and create a brighter today, let our hearts be open, our spirits strong our minds focused on sowing seeds for a safer, secure and harmonious future for our children’s children’s;
through the power of love let us heal our broken hearts, mend our fragmented bodies and give comfort to the shattered minds and souls to all we know;
let us offer a sign of peace to all we meet today.
As a people we are strong; may the rays of love, light and beauty, heal strengthen, guide and protect us ALL.
And may the peace everlasting be with you and all those dear to your heart.
I wish you a safe, happy and peaceful day.
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And finally, what are your thoughts and feelings about peace? Do you think it is possible for there to be Peace on Earth or is that just an idealistic dream? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.