Dear God, We pray for this world. We ask that you remove the walls that seperate us and the chains that hold us down. Use us to create a new world on earth, One that reflects Your will, Your vision, Your peace. In this moment, we recognise the power You have given us to create anew the world we want. Today's world, dear Lord, but reflects our past confusion.
Now, in this moment, we ask for new light. Illumine our minds. Use us dear Lord, as never before, as part of a great and mighty plan for the healing of this world. May we no longer be at war with each other. May we no longer be at war with ourselves. Let us forgive this century and every other, the evils of history, the pain of our common fears. Remove from our hearts the illusion that we are seperate. May every nation and every people and every color and every religion find at last the one heartbeat we share. Through you, our common Father/Mother and the redeemer of our broken dreams. May we not hold onto yesterday. May we not obscure Your vision of tomorrow but rather may You flood our hearts. Flow through us, work through us, that in our lives we might se the illumined world. Create, sustain that world on earth, dear God, for us and for our children. Halleluhah, at the thought.
Praise God, the possibility that such a thing could come to be, through You, through your light that shines within us. So may it be. So may it be. We thank you, Lord Amen" - Marianne Williamson http://marianne.com Sharing this beautiful, inspiring and powerful piece of writing by Marianne in a spirit of a better peace in the world in the days ahead. Shine your own bright light on an often darkened world... in a spirit of living at the highest level of our common humanity (or through our shared "personhood"). Craig Lock ("Incorrigible Encourager and Peoplebuilder") http://www.craiglockbooks.com http://www.craiglock.com
"There is neither east nor west, tribe nor ethnicity, male or female, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian nor Jew. There is only a God-filled humanity that lies within us. So let each one of us build bridges, rather than barriers, project a spirit of openness rather than walls. Let us look at distant horizons together in a spirit of tolerance, acceptance, helpfulness, co-operation, co-existence and peace.
Let our leaders look at the future with a 'grand' vision - to see things not as they are, but what they could one day become- for the 'Greatest Good' of ALL humanity." "Our Greatest Good is perhaps not to achieve wealth and share our material possessions, our money and 'riches' with others, but through encouragement and faith in other people, to lay the firm foundation of revealing the rich treasure that lies within themselves."
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