Icon depicting Mary with the apostles filled with the Holy Spirit, indicated by "cloven tongues like as of fire" above their heads. Have you ever talked or sung in your sleep so loudly that it wakes you up? Well, I have done that at least four times in the last few years but the languages … Continue reading Speaking A Language I Never Learned
When will it end? Dear source of all, Help us cope. We have fallen into a deep and dark hole. Over one year since the pandemic began, it continues to grind on, crushing souls along the way. We are masked up at a virtual costume ball, where dancing isn't allowed, smiles can't be seen and … Continue reading Dark Hole of the Pandemic
Hello God, I am writing on behalf of 6 billion people here on Earth who are wondering when our suffering will end. If we promise to be more grateful in the future when we get to kiss or hug a loved one again, will that help bring about the end of the pandemic? Lord, I … Continue reading Dear Source of All, Help Us Cope!
Has this covid-19 pandemic made you more spiritually hungry? I know it has done that for me. I want and need to spend more time connecting with others spiritually. For example, I have been attending Sunday services via Zoom back at our Countryside Unitarian-Universalist Church in Palatine, Illinois, where we attended services for 19 years. … Continue reading Enriching Your Spiritual Life
This beautiful prayer was written by an English friend of mine named Geoff Cooper. We are in Torrevieja Writer's Circle together and sing together in Andante International Choir, a classical choir made up of people from at least 10 different countries living on the Costa Blanca. (This link gives more information about our choir. https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/spainwriter.home.blog/1300. … Continue reading A prayer for people in lockdown
This prayer really resonated with me. I hope it is meaningful to you, too, dear reader. "Spirit of Life, always growing and always open to us if we will listen, help me to remember who I am, why I am here, and what I can do to help others, so that my time and energy … Continue reading Spirit of Life
"There is not a single adult who has not suffered loss or felt despair about living or wondered how to find the strength to go on. If we truly understand this, we might find compassion for others as well as ourselves, for each of us is fragile and in need of solace." From Awakening the … Continue reading Thought for the Day
Dedicated to a dear Irish friend whose two brothers died with 3 months of each other. A month later his sister died and then his mother died too. He said it was the most difficult time he has ever experienced in his life. Dear God, the prime mover of our universe Help me to accept … Continue reading A Prayer for Healing