In dark times, when anxiety overwhelms the humane qualities of compassion and kindness, it becomes necessary to seek inside of ourselves for Divine Connection. This is the power of prayer.
The world would have us believe that the only way to respond to the pain and injustice around us is by social activism or to rely on various governmental or political authorities to take care of the problem. Yes, non-profit, humanitarian organizations working for mercy and justice deserve our support. If possible, we can become actively involved or we can donate money to the cause. We do whatever we can in these arenas.
But there is still more that we can do. Prayer is an unlimited and often underutilized resource. Each of us can take the time to develop a consciousness of prayer. Prayer is turning our mind to Divine Truth- compassion, healing, loving kindness, generosity, and seeing others as ourselves. Prayer is knowing what could be possible if… If we chose love instead of hate. If we chose hope instead of despair. If we believe, with Anne Frank, in the goodness in the hearts of most people. If we stop allowing media saturation to convince us that the hate-filled, angry, and vocal few that spew their hatred and violence in every news program are the majority.
When we pray it’s important to let go of our fears, depression, and concerns of the world. Prayer is turning our life over to a Higher Power. Prayer is resting in the arms of Divine Father and Divine Mother. It is holding awareness of Spirit Truth and finding a way to manifest that Truth in our thoughts, words, and actions. The formula for success prayer is:
Rest within the Higher Power
Know the Truth of Spirit- Life, Light, Love, Joy, & Peace
Speak words of Faith from this knowing.
Manifest our words into actions throughout the day.
Remember, a mind that is focused on anxiety, fear, anger, and despair knows only these things and sees them everywhere. A mind that is focused on kindness, hope, and compassion knows only these things and sees them everywhere.
The world is filled with complex, confusing, and contradictory problems. In addition to supporting social activism through time, money, and action, let us also hold and know- through prayer- that seemingly impossible dreams are often made possible by the focused will of Workers of the Light everywhere. Let us each Pray and Be that Light in this time of evil and darkness!