Monday, April 12
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Daily Practice for 2016.01.04

Word

I am focusing on using people's vision words for 2016 for a few daily prayers. Yesterday, I used "blaze" to guide my selections. Today, I will use "healing" (my word) to guide my selections. If you share your word, I will use it over the next few days!

Opening

Let my heart rise up to meet mercy, my voice to meet compassion, my hands to meet action.

BIBOLove: Breath In, Breath Out--sigh

Music

A Love Supreme: 4th Movement, Psalm, by John Coltrane

 

A few years ago, this song was recommended to me by a friend when I was worrying over one of the youth I work with. It has grown to mean a great deal to me. Then I discovered that the 4th movement is the musical version of the poem, "A Love Supreme," that John Coltrane wrote. He put the handwritten poem on the music stand in front of him, and 'played' it, as if it were music. It is quite amazing. For me, if anything has healing powers, this piece of music does.

Readings

A Love Supreme, by John Coltrane

I will do all I can to be worthy of Thee, O Lord.
It all has to do with it.
Thank You God.

Peace. There is none other.
God is. It is so beautiful.
Thank You God.

God is all.
Help us to resolve our fears and weaknesses.
In you all things are possible.
Thank you God.

We know. God made us so.
Keep your eye on God.
God is. He always was. He always will be.

No matter what... it is God.
He is gracious and merciful.
It is most important that I know Thee.

Words, sounds, speech, men, memory, throughts,
fears and emotions--time--all related...
all made from one... all made in one.

Blessed be his name.
Thought waves--heat waves--all vibrations--
all paths lead to God. Thank you God.

His way... it is so lovely... it is gracious.
It is merciful--Thank you God.
One thought can produce millions of vibrations
and they all go back to God... everything does.

Thank you God.
Have no fear... believe... Thank you God.
The universe has many wonders. God is all.

His way... it is so wonderful.
Thoughts--deeds--vibrations,
all go back to God and He cleanses all.

He is gracious and merciful... Thank you God.
Glory to God... God is so alive.
God is.
God loves.

May I be acceptable in Thy sight.

We are all one in His grace.
The fact that we do exist is acknowledgement
of Thee, O Lord.
Thank you God.

God will wash away all our tears...
He always has...
He always will.

Seek him everyday. In all ways seek God everyday.
Let us sing all songs to God.
To whom all praise is due... praise God.

No road is an easy one, but they all
go back to God.

With all we share God.
It is all with God.
It is all with Thee.

Obey the Lord.
Blessed is He.

We are all from one thing... the will of God...
Thank you God.

--I have seen ungodly--
none can be greater--none can compare
Thank you God.

He will remake... He always has and He
always will.
It's true--blessed be His name--Thank you God.

God breathes through us so completely...
so gently we hardly feel it... yet,
it is our everything.

Thank you God.

Elation    Elegance    Exaltation
All from God.

Thank you God. Amen.

John William Coltrane (1923-1967)
"A Love Supreme," Impulse A-77 (December 9, 1964). Reissued MCA 29020.

Scripture

Isaiah 6:1-8
Acts 7:44-53
Psalm 147: 12-20 (Daily)

Whom shall I send? Who will go for Us?

Please bring your own sacred readings to the daily pattern. Those selected here are chosen from the Christian scripture cycle of daily readings, the Daily Lectionary, at commontexts.org

Prayers

2016.01.04

For the oppressed and weary
Especially for #blacklivesmatter and
for the LGBTQIAP community.
For the despair of violence,
for those under attack in Libya, 
for the earthquake in Imphal, India
for the Sunni and Shia divide, the Protestant Christian divide, and all those who divide
for those affected by the action at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge centre in Burns, OR
for US victims of gun violence in the last 72 hours, 280 incidents, 78 killed, 187 injured
For signs of hope and peace,
for Kenya University, reopening after terrorism killed 150
for the work of reconciliation done by Heal the Land Outreach Ministries
for the increased snowpack in Washington and California
For Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories
For those who suffer, are homeless, or are sick
For those we love, those we hate and those we are indifferent to
For the transformation from ME to WE

Let peace prevail on earth.
So mote it be.

News Notes:

Mass shooting resource
Prayer cycle of the world's countries
Good news

Lord’s Prayer

Translation by Neil Douglas Klotz, Sufi

O Birther! Creator of the Cosmos,
Focus your light within us— make it useful:
Create your reign of unity now-
Your one desire then acts with ours,
as in all light, so in all forms.
Grant what we need each day in bread and insight.
Loose the cords of mistakes binding us,
as we release the strands we hold
of others’ guilt.
Don’t let surface things delude us,
But free us from what holds us back.
From you is born all ruling will,
the power and the life to do,
the song that beautifies all,
from age to age it renews.
Truly— power to these statements—
may they be the ground from which all
my actions grow: Amen.

May Peace Prevail on Earth. Amen. So mote it be.

2016 01 04

Notes:
"Amen" means "may it be so."
"May peace prevail on earth." is an addition inspired by Michael Dickel 
BIBOLove is an addition attributed to the work of Soyinka Rahim, InterPlay practice, BIBOLove

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