This week, I will be out of town on vacation. I invite you to randomly pick one of the 112 messages from the past two years and enjoy reminding yourself of the truths written. At the bottom of this prayer and meditation is the prayer list of names requested (many are chat names but God knows who they are). Take a moment at the end of your personal prayer and ask God to touch each one of these lives –
Now, I invite you now to join with me in a sweet time of quiet contemplation in prayer.
Closing the eyes, we give permission to the body temple to relax and be still. God is love, and in this quiet time of prayer, I invite you to consider being IN love. I invite you to bring all the thoughts and feelings of being IN love to this moment, right here and right now. Feel the warmth it brings from within you. Feel the peace and serenity of God that is established within us.
To be in love opens possibilities never before dreamed of. Rest in the silence of prayer. . .
In your mind’s eye, bring into your awareness an individual or individuals you love . Visualize the prayer list (below) and add others for whom you privately pray. See them there before you. Feel the love of God, from within you, surrounding and enfolding them. To be IN love, to allow that God love to move through you, to express itself, is truly wonderful.
IN love, in the silence of prayer. . .
As you feel, right here and now, the warmth of being in love, consider that God is in love with you. We could not love another if we had not first known God’s love. God is in love with you. In the quietness of your being, consider and contemplate that love of God, surrounding and enfolding you, right here and now.
Accept the love of God in the silence of prayer. . .
God has always been, and will always be, in love with you. In all your ways, all your endeavors, all your struggles and victories, God is in love with you.
Now, as you ever so gently bring your spiritual awareness back to this moment in time, know that you bring with you an ever deeper awareness of God’s love for you and all others.
Infinite and ever-loving God, we do give thanks.
Thessalonians 5:17-18, “Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
The river of life is within you. It is the river of God and it is flowing all the time. What goes on in God’s river? Divine love, Divine life, Divine order, Divine imagination, Divine power, Divine judgment, Divine understanding, zeal and faith; Divine wisdom, strength, and elimination of things you no longer wish to be a part of your life flowing within you, as you, all of the time. Thought always creates after its kind. With a startled awareness, you realize God’s river and your human thought stream are one. The ceaseless, endless flow of God thought is the ceaseless prayer stream of your being.
Rest and let the river flow – in the silence of prayer. . .
Day and night, asleep or awake, God is always working, moving, acting, and thinking. You are one with God. Each of us is one with God.
Hold this thought in the silence of prayer. . .
God, I realize through prayer that you neither slumber nor sleep. Deeply, humbly, you realize the basic reality of your being is always God. Never changing. With utmost devotion, you keep your human thought stream, your life-stream pure, clean, cleansed, just as it flows forth from the great love of God within you.
This is the purpose of prayer and meditation. You think with God, work with God, act with God, and know that your consciousness is completely infilled by God. You choose not to contaminate your thought stream with fear, rage, anger, limitation, or resentment. You know these are lower human habits and there is no place in it for images of misery and doubt, sickness or uncertainty. Time, space, greed, age, density, evaporate completely in the Divine realization you are all one in God and God is all one in you.
The pure river of the water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God is within you. It is the permanency of your soul. The sovereign, all-creative one God is the tree of life. The leaves, the thoughts, the ideas are for the healing of all nations the world over, all conditions and all people. The fountain of God’s pure love flows through your soul and you are forever bathed in the stream of immortal life.
Rest in the silence of prayer. . .
We pray, this morning, knowing this is the truth about ourselves, about each other, about all of humanity.
These things we do affirm, in the name and in the power of the loving living presence of Jesus Christ.
And so it is. . …In Jesus Christ’s name. . . Amen.
(thank you to Christopher Ian Chenoweth for allowing the adaptation of this prayer and meditation)
SPIRITUAL FAMILY PRAYER LIST
AUNT BETTY (MOM CAT)
BILLIE & TOM HAYDEN
CALABRIALU/CALA AND FAMILY
CHARLIE & JERRI BUCK
CHERYL & ANNE IN ST. LOUIS
CHURCH & FAMILY
COLTON (ANNIE’S GRANDSON)
CRAZYLADY & FAMILY
DEBRA & FAMILY
DOUG & SHEILA
ELAINE (AMYKLAIS FRIEND)
ELK & FAMILY
FAIRLADY23 & FAMILY
FALCON & FAMILY
GASP & FAMILY
GLEN WILKINSON (ANNIE’S FRIEND)
HANNA, AGE 11
HEATHER & MISS ROSY
HUSKERLADY’S FAMILY IN JERUSALEM
JEAV & FAMILY
JEAVVERHEY & FAMILY
JIM & FAMILY (Geep’s son)
LITTLE BELLE & FAMILY
MAGGIE (EDEL’S DIL)
MAGGIEMOOT & FAMILY
MERRILY & NATHAN & FAMILY
MIKE & ASHLEY
OUR SILENT ONES & SPIRITUALLY LOST
OWLS & FAMILY
TEROS & FAMILY
USA AND ALL STRUGGLINGCOUNTRIES
WIE & FAMILY
YOUNG RELATIVE OF EDEL