As I sit in the quiet of my den in the early morning, I see the images of those who lost their lives in the Thousand Oaks shooting; I see the pictures of the fires in Northern California as they devour people’s homes in literally minutes; and I watch as the Country reacts to the results of the mid-term elections that took place earlier this week.
It would be easy to be overwhelmed by such happenings in our country, but I was reminded today by the Scripture which states: “Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything!” As I turned to prayer, I was led to the following beautiful and powerful prayer written by Dr. Ernest Holmes:
MY PRAYER FOR MY COUNTRY
Dr. Ernest Holmes
Believing in the Divine destiny of the United States of America and in the preservation of liberty, security, and self-expression, I offer this, my prayer for my country:
I know that Divine Intelligence governs the destiny of the United States of America, directing the thought and the activity of all who guide its affairs.
I know that success, prosperity, and happiness are the gifts of freedom, and are the Divine heritage of everyone in this country.
I know that success, prosperity, and happiness are now operating in the affairs of every individual in this country.
I know that Divine guidance enlightens the collective mind of the people of this country, causing it to know that economic security may come to all without the loss of either personal freedom or individual self-expression.
I know that no one can believe or be led to believe that freedom must be surrendered in order to insure economic security for all.
The All-Knowing Mind of God contains the answer to every problem which confronts this country.
I know that every leader in this country is now directed to this All-Knowing Mind and has the knowledge of a complete solution to every problem, and each is compelled to act upon this knowledge to the end that abundance, security, and peace shall come to all.
And I know that this spiritual democracy shall endure, guaranteeing to everyone in this country personal liberty, happiness, and self-expression.
And so it is. Amen.
Rev Staci and Rev Cheryl have been working very hard to put together a wonderful weekend for all of us, which includes a powerful workshop on Saturday (see below for all the details), and a beautiful service on Sunday…oh…and don’t forget, the big Thanksgiving Potluck after Sunday Service! So many good things for our mind, body and spirit! Thank you, Revs!