Unity World Day of Prayer 2012

We are channels through which Spirit illumines the world.

In all parts of the globe, New Thought spiritual seekers are affirming these words today.

And in a cozy chapel on the grounds of Unity Headquarters in Unity Village, MO., an untold number of names are being held in loving energy by Unity’s devoted.

All those names, gathered for months from congregations around the world and from the internet (I sent my prayer requests in last night during the opening ceremonies of World Day of Prayer), will also be held in the hearts and minds of vigilant prayers for the next 30 days.

Such has been the way of Silent Unity since the prayer group began its 365/27/7 vigil more than 120 years ago.

Our world and its people can use prayer

It’s hard to escape the news isn’t it?  It’s difficult to dodge the gut blows leveled daily by political candidates.  The emotion of the anniversary of 9/11 coupled with the latest attacks against Americans are nearly unfathomable.

So many suffer, whether from circumstances beyond their control or from creating their own hellish circumstances.

Some people have made a life out of carrying an incendiary torch ready to inflame anything that contact; their egos thrive on creating a burning destruction.

You know these kind of people.  If you’re reading this, the chances are good that you’re not one of these kind of people.

Some days, it’s easy to get sucked into the flames

Although it would be heaven’s bliss to spend our work days cavorting in tulips and daisies, my guess is you don’t always have that experience with your colleagues.  I don’t either.

On my off days–days when I’m not grounded or spiritually connected–given the right conditions, I can go from zero to spittin’ fit in about 2.5 seconds.  You can bet your sweet bippy that I haven’t prayed that day.

The one who suffers most is me.  That’s why my name was at the top of the list I sent to Silent Unity tonight for World Day of Prayer.

This I know beyond a shadow of any doubt:  You don’t have to suffer alone.  There are folks on stand-by waiting to serve as a channel of peace for you until you settle back into your own channel.

We are channels through which Spirit illumines the world.

Unity’s core belief, which I’ve adopted, is we are all part of one Universal Presence, whatever you choose to call that Being.  You have a unique role to play in creation and so do I.  Whatever your role, whatever your channel, rest assured that your light is shining.

If you think you have nothing to give, think again.  You do.  There is no one who shines like you do.  The $64,000 question is whether you shine for good so that you cast an illuminating glow out to humanity, or whether your the shine of your light merely reflects back to you all the harsh ugliness on which you focus.

Which will it be today on this 19th anniversary of the World Day of Prayer?

Sing it with me, “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.  Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!”

B Well & Shine!



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1 Comment

  1. Becky says:

    Thank you for another beautiful post and the reminder that we all shine. I sure wish we could cavort in tulips and daisies daily!

    I am so grateful for the reminder that I have something to give. Somedays it is easy to forget.

    Blessings back atcha on this Unity World Day of Prayer!

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