Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sunday Prayer

My brother-in-law has turned me on to a religious writer, Richard Rohr, and I subscribe to his daily affirmations.  Some of it is kind of Eastern, some a little new-agey, but most of the time it gets me to think.

Yesterday's post included a prayer to be said aloud, and it's meaningful:

May I be free from inner and outer harm and danger. May I be safe and protected.
May I be free of mental suffering or distress.
May I be happy.
May I be free of physical pain and suffering.
May I be healthy and strong.
May I be able to live in this world happily, peacefully, joyfully, with ease.

You know what really makes the prayer more powerful?  When we can get beyond ourselves, and say it aloud by replacing the "I" with someone we love.

What's more powerful, still?  Replacing that name with someone we don't love.

Think of what that could mean.  Are we up to such a challenge?

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