Friday Thoughts-A World in Need of Healing
This Friday morning, as I look at the world around me, I see individuals, families, communities, countries, and an entire EARTH in need of healing in a myriad of different ways. Some of you might remember Heather Thompson (formerly Heather Rooney) from her work in Home Health and Hospice so many years ago. She is my long time friend (well more like family now), and she has a blog that is just about as varied as mine. Today I am sharing a post that she wrote - It is a prayer for healing.
Until next week,
Awakening Prayer for all who Desire Healing
Heather Thompson, Blue Phoenix
As I awaken this early morning, and gaze out my window to the brilliant evergreen trees surrounding my mountainside home like sentinels ~ guardians ~ angels, my first thought is to pray.
This morning I pray for all of those who
have asked for prayer; for those whose names are written on my heart; for those I love and for those whom they love; for my own healing and for the healing of those closest to my soul.
I pray for the creatures, wild and domestic, that they too share in the healing of the Divine.
I pray for our entire world in the face of global pandemic and strife; for people known and unknown suffering from the impact of COVID in all its forms; for the millions of children orphaned; for the untold numbers of lives forever changed.
As I awaken this morning, I pray for healing for all those in need. I pray for respite, love and hope, tucked safely beneath the soft but mighty wings of God.
As I awaken this morning, I pray that God pours forth grace and courage, that I may open my eyes each day anew with the awareness that VIRIDITAS - the greening power of God - flows through all that IS at every moment.
I humbly pray that the Feminine spark of Holy Fire burn brighter for those in need of specific healing, whose names I hand to God (Reader- you are invited to pause and think on names that you want to add to this prayer) and for the entirely of Creation in desperate need of restoration to balance and health.
God, I pray these words with the mighty heart of Harvey, my beloved champion warhorse who now resides with you, yet whose heart still beats with mine.
I release the energy of my prayers to the old growth trees standing just outside my morning window; that they may hold loving space for this genuine and courageous awakening prayer.