The 4th of July holiday will be marked again this week… Independence Day, for those of us who claim the United States of America as our home. I say “marked” and not “celebrated” because there is such chaos in our country, and the world. Because of this chaos, many of us don’t know whom to believe… or whom to believe-in.
Due to this, I thought it would be appropriate for me to pray… that is, to have a conversation with those Eternal Powers That Be in which I do believe.
May the power of love, peace, tolerance and understanding be found within, and be shown BY all people TO all people.
May the inhabitants of our country – and the world – find the spiritual and physical strength to stand with one another in support of a positive future for our children, and those children to come beyond them.
May we teach and learn respect – for one’s self, and for others. May we be influenced not only by the words we hear, but by what we see – that which is good, and bad.
May we find the inner strength necessary to stand up against lies, hunger, thirst, violence and abuse of all kinds, and to support one another in providing education, charity, solace and shelter to those who are in fear and in need.
May the financial benefit of violence and war be decried, and may real opportunities for safety and growth be built by and for those of us who value the true power of love, peace, tolerance and understanding.
May this Cycle of All Which is Positive be lived by us, we who are the ones who recognize this as the Path which we must follow.