There were 6 Souls in attendance on Zoom today.
Sunday August 16, 2020
Today's Sacred Text
1 Peter 1:2
"May grace and peace be yours in abundance.”
Abundant Grace And Peace
Abundant grace and peace flows in me and out beyond me.
(let’s out a deep sigh)
Go ahead and let out a deep sigh, just release it.
Theodore Roosevelt said “do what you can with what you have, where you are.” this morning, were going to do what we can with what we have where we are. Please find a comfortable position let your body relax. Peace be still and know I am God. Breath in this beautiful majestic moment through your nose. A deep breath in, and exhale through your mouth. Allowing everything that went through your mind to get here to dissipate and dissolve into nothing.
On a farmer’s land, many farmers will give portions of their land a rest. They do not till or plant for a season. It is called fallowed ground. Prayer and meditation is a technique for God’s rain to fall on the fallowed ground of the heart. Those areas we have chosen not to tend to. We as the farmer’s of our own lands. Break up that clumpy hard soil of the heart with our plows. Through prayer and meditation with God’s help. We break up the fallowed ground of our hearts. This allows for new growth, new harvests and new beginnings. Prayer and meditation is profitable practice for the self. It affects everyone in your community. Because you're walking in the center of your being with God.
The sacred texts for today is from the book of 1 peter chapter one and verse two. May grace and peace be yours in abundance. (laughter) Thank you, God, for abundance in my life.
Shema Yisrael Adonai, Eloheenu Adonai Echad. Translated into English means “hear me o spiritual being with your hearing. Not just listening. For you and the universe, and God and all that is, are one.
We light a candle in our heart space. It is a representation of everything we are dealing with. Everything our loved ones are dealing with and beyond. Our prayers are incense to the metaphoric throne of God. So, we pray for everyone suffering right now around the world. The businesses and the individuals. Bless them with financial security and the means to go beyond just living check to check. Provide financial sustenance for all. The sparrow does not worry, and yet is fed. I pray for those who are dealing with deep pains physically or emotionally remove the flood gates that keep your spirit from healing them. Allow the Holy Spirit to purify and cleanse all that hurts. We see them whole and complete for they already are. Prepare our hearts and our minds to be gentle with ourselves so that we can be gentle with others. Allow us the strength to forgive, as well as we pray for those we have slighted and hurt. That they may forgive us. There is so much unrest in the world O God. Bring peace to these lands. You have answered one prayer this month as we prayed for reparations for the African American community. The descendants of slavery. Asheville North Carolina answered those prayers. Let it be a ripple effect across the country, even around the world. We pray for the native Americans that struggle, bless them with everything they need. We pray for those in Iowa without power. And all the storms that damaged all kinds of things. They are living in tents o God. Keep them safe and well-fed.
My heart hurts o god for these people. Bless them. Beloved know that you are loved of God. There is nothing that can separate you from divine love except yourself. So I invite you to breath in this moment and allow God to be all that God is, and exhale everything that no longer serves you. As we step into this time of Prayer & Meditation. Know that at any given moment. As we are in silent meditation. You can return to the center. Simply by breathing in through the nose and exhaling through the mouth. Peace be still beloved as we step into the deep into the silence.
Sweet, sweet... Holy Spirit, our nation is so divided and even the world. I pray that the Dove of peace would move upon these lands and encourage people to lay down their sword. I do not practice prayers to a sky daddy. I do however recognize, that I am connected to the beauty of Divine Love. That there is but one presence, and one power in my life, God the good.
Neil deGrasse Tyson said “the universe is under no obligation to make sense to you” I am so grateful that I don’t have to understand the Universe. But I do know that within everything is Divine Love. As we go forward into the world. Look into the windows of the soul. Other people’s eyes and see God.
The theme for today is Abundant Grace and Peace. I will say the affirmation once and i invite you to say it with me. Abundant grace and peace flows in me and out beyond me. Doesn’t that feel good?
Thank you for your presence this morning for prayer and meditation. We close with a sense of joy, peace, and love. Love like a fountain flowing from my soul. Praise the living God. Always know when you look in the mirror, you are good enough. Be gentle first with yourself if you wish to be gentle with others. My personal mantra, be a lighthouse to the world rather than a storm. That lighthouse does not try to change the storm. It does however, provide a light for others on their path as they travel. Go in peace beloved, Namaste.
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Document Created On August 16, 2020 By AJ White-Wolf