I don’t watch the news anymore. Do you? My ego has been watching a trainwreck unfolding and has been overwhelming my sense of peace. Here’s a prayer I found by Marianne Williamson. It helps me to feel less ineffective and more empowered when faced with the current global political system.
We pray for this our world.
We ask that You remove the walls that separate 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 recognize 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 within 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 separate.
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 on to 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 see the illuminated world.
Create, sustain the world on earth, dear God, for us and for our children.
Hallelujah, 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.
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