Fighting Battles–preamble to the Daily Word–“pray for others.”

Someone posted a “be kind’ notice today because “everyone you meet is fighting a personal battle.” I do not know if that is true for all of us, but I do know each day requires a commitment of energy and time and effort, and if we put our hearts and minds to that, one could say it is a battle.

But I would rather think that those of us who hearken to our inner voice for higher good, are really not fighting, but practicing or applying spiritual principle to our experience whether meeting someone on time for a date or appointmet or holding the light for a loved one who is trouble or ill. We may be using time and effort to improve ourselves, forgive ourselves, or be stand for some organization larger and more powerful with many. But I think we are much too cosy with the idea of “battles”.

The metaphor invokes images of warfare;therefore, I prefer to demote the “spiritual warrior” image and promote the “spiritual lighthouse” image. We can shine with very little effort. A smile, a kiss, a hello, a prayer, a hope, an enouragement, a little insight born of silence. So today my prayer is for all who feel they are really fighting battles…lay down the effort and rest…as Maya Angelou would say…you’re already paid for. I say, you are already prayed for. Here’s the Daily Word:

Pray for Others
I affirm God’s good, knowing all is well.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Prayer connects me to the presence and power of God within me and all others. A heartfelt prayer is the first gift I offer a friend or loved one who is facing a challenge or concern.

If I receive news from a dear one in need of prayer, I begin by aligning my heart and mind with God. I awaken to the presence of peace, wholeness, abundance, and strength within. My prayer acknowledges and affirms these same qualities in myself and the one for whom I pray.

I complete my sacred prayer time with gratitude, releasing any attachment to specific results. Divine Presence knows what others need and fulfills those needs in the best way possible. I give thanks for the power of prayer and leave the rest to God.

Beloved, pray for us.–1 Thessalonians 5:25

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