A Time For Light

04/16/2014

“When tragedy strikes, our first human response is to react in anger and with rage in our hearts, to attempt to end such dark behavior by throwing more darkness at the problem. Yet our rational minds tell us that reacting with darkness in the form of hatred and madness simply expands and multiplies the darkness. The only answer to so much darkness is to bring light. As Saint Francis of Assisi reminded us, Where there is darkness, let me bring light.” ~Dr. Wayne Dyer [source]

sunbeams out of grey

Let us pray and help bring light to this time of sadness and darkness for Calgary, Alberta. Rest in peace Lawrence Hong, Joshua Hunter, Kaitlin Perras, Zackariah Rathwell and Jordan Segura. My prayers are with all affected by this tragedy. Here are prayers from Illuminata: A Return to Prayer, by Marianne Williamson

Prayer For The Victim of Violence

Dear God,
I have been wounded in body and soul.
My memories, my thoughts, dear Lord, are full of horror, and I am powerless to heal them.
The hatred I feel,
The pain I feel,
Is beyond my ability to deal with.
Please, dear God,
Come into my mind with your spirit, dear God,
Please wash me clean.
Take out of me this sword.
Take out of me this wound.
Take out of me this pain.
Help me forgive,
For it is beyond my power to do so myself.
Release the one who did this
And release, dear God, my heart.
I need new life.
Please give me this.
Thank you, Lord.
Amen.

Prayer For The Perpetrator

“While we strive to heal the world, the darkness is putting up a massive assault on the planet. God’s healing must extend itself, not to heal light but to heal the darkness. The perpetrator of violence may or may not be consciously horrified by his own behavior. For those who are, that horror does not always lead to the cessation of criminal behavior. As with any addictive pattern where the drive toward certain behavior overwhelms and drowns the yearning of a human conscience, it is only through the power of a genuine spiritual awakening that the deepest darkness is turned to light. For the perpetrator of wrong action, the need for prayer is great indeed. God hears all prayers. He judges no one.” ~Marianne Williamson, Illuminata p.237
Dear God,
I recognize the evil of my behavior.
I ask forgiveness for the pain I’ve caused to others.
Forgive me, God, and cleanse my heart.
May God cast out this evil from within me.
May I be returned somehow, through Your grace, dear God, to the ways of goodness.
Please bless and protect those who have been victims of my perpetration.
May my life be somehow lifted up that I might be redeemed and receive from You the chance to live the rest of my life on the path of good, through the grace of God and in service to humanity forever and forever.
Amen.

12 responses to A Time For Light

  1. 

    An exceptional blog for our world. Peace to you and to all who read this blog. Hugs and light, Barbara

  2. 

    What wonderful prayers Gina!! It is funny, I just wrote this prayer yesterday, now I feel like sharing it with you here, if that is okay? Okay, here it comes:

    Prayer for healing

    Dearest Jesus, Sweet and Kind
    Heal our bodies, heal our minds
    Carry us when we fail to see
    The love and light that shineth from Thee
    Keep us near Thee, of this we pray
    Let us always with Thee stay

    Dearest Jesus, sweet and kind
    Heal our bodies, heal our minds
    Walk beside us night and day
    Dearest Jesus, of this we pray

    Amen

    (Oh, and instead of Jesus we can say God to make it more “neutral”, it just came out as Jesus since it is Easter and all 🙂 )

    • 

      Line, this is spectacular! I cannot thank you enough for sharing this delightful inspiration to uplift me as well as all readers here. This is an incredible poem. I love every word. It flows and could even be a song if the right music could be found. Oh it’s just so beautiful. Thank you, thank you!! I love it. Love to you, from your friend Gina xo

    • 

      Really beautiful, Line! Blessings!

  3. 

    So powerful and nurturing for these times. Thank you Gina. Val x

  4. 

    Lovely post, Gina. It brought to mind another quote by Martin Luther King ….“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
    Jeanne

    • 

      Oh that one is perfect, thank you Jeanne. Only Love and Light can help drive out hate and darkness. MLK is a hero of mine yet I forgot this famous quote. Tthankfully you’ve brought it here. Bless your heart. xo

  5. 

    A light-filled post, thank you. Comments, too. Blessings to all.