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Prayer of the Day

I Call Forth Love

By on October 16, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
I Call Forth Love

Treatment by Rev Faith Woods

 

 

I caught the happy virus last night when I was out singing beneath the stars.

It is remarkably contagious –So kiss me.   Hafiz

God is Love. Love is all there is.

I am surrounded by and made from that Love.  Within my being is unconditional Love And that is what I call forth now.  I call forth this love from each person reading this prayer, from Celebration Center, from all Centers for Spiritual Living groups, and from every individual who studies Truth.

I speak my word now and as I call forth this Love it quietly pervades our every activity.  As I call it forth again, it rushes forward to soothe perceived wounds and wrongs.  Again, I request that love show itself in a mighty way, and it permeates all edges to soften and heal.

Back to the beginning – God is Love and Love is all there is and we remember we are swimming in the ocean of Love.  I become fully present and open to re-cognizing it.  Love is where I sprang forth and Love is where I reside, and Love is truly all there is.  I can be nowhere else.  It is and I am and You are and We be.   As I continue to call forth love as a practice, my eyes open, ears hear and actions that enhance the physical world come automatically through me.  I love and love returns.  I become a way-shower of Love. The world that works for all begins here and now with each of us.

I recognize the Law as a nourishing form of Love.  It allows my words and knowing to show up in my physical world.   I have planted the seed of love in action.  That seed is nurtured and shows up in our world in expected and unexpected ways.  Knowing what is in my heart, the Law brings it forth.

I am grateful as I put this love in action.  The release of this prayer completes the circle of love and I simply say – and so it is, amen.

“When love beckons to you follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, ……   Kahil Gibran

 Treatment for September 18, 2017

The World is Heavenly

By on October 15, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
The World is Heavenly

 

Treatment by Tim Phares, RScP, MIT

 

It’s plain to see

The world is heavenly

Be God’s glow — Michael Jackson, Heal the World

Wow, is there a lot happening in the world.  Every corner gives the appearance of distress.  Texas is reeling form Hurricane Harvey.  Hurricane Irma is sweeping across Florida, having already wreaked havoc in the Caribbean.  And Jose is behind them.  The West, from California to Montana, is dealing with wildfires.   India and Bangladesh are dealing with major flooding.  There was an earthquake in Mexico this week.

The Cajun Navy, out in their boats to rescue people in Texas, got shot at.

And tomorrow is the anniversary of the devastating September 11 attacks on New York and Washington.

Ernest Holmes said that”we are a healing and teaching order.”  It looks like there is an awful lot of “Truth to be revealed.” So let’s be the agents of revealing that Truth.  With all that’s happening, the song I quoited above (which we did in choir a few weeks ago) has been running through my head.  It’s time to “be God’s glow.”

So let’s get to it.

There is only One Life.  That Life is God’s Life.  That Life is perfect.  That Life is my life now.  I know and recognize that this One is present in the hurricanes, in the floods, in the earthquake, in the people firing at rescuers.  yes, even in the people who attacked major American cities and destroyed so many buildings and took so many lives.

I know that Love fills my life and the lives of all people.  I am gratified at how people have stepped up to help others, not asking any questions, just doing whatever they can.   This is Divine Love coming to the fore.

I know that that Love fills every one of these circumstances.  it operates in its brightest glory in each life affected.  It brings people together in new and unanticipated ways.  Each of us steps forward to do what we can.  Each and all are taking care of each other.  Even in the midst of seemingly dire circumstances, Divine Love shines through, making It presence felt  and lifting people’s spirits.  All that needs to be done is done and done perfectly.

I am so thankful for this outpouring of love and compassion.  I am so thankful for the expression of Life that supports all people affected, for new connections, for people helping people.

And so, in gratitude, knowing that all is well, I simply release my words to the Law, knowing that it is done — magnificently.  All is well and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.  And it is so righ tnow.

And SO it IS!

Treatment for September 10,2017

Divine Traffic

By on October 11, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
Divine Traffic

Treatment by Ed Preston, RScP

 

Well, this will be short and strange, since my keyboard on my iMac just died and I can’t get it to come back on with new batteries. So, I’m on my iPad, sitting here with Harvey and Irma big in my life.

And I pray.
I see God/Spirit in all things, even hurricanes. I heard Spirit speaking as It told me to leave St. Augustine a day early to drive home and avoid the traffic of all the evacuations. I felt divinely guided as I got on to I-95 and headed north at 5 miles per hour, then 70 mph, then 5 mph again, then just stopping in bumper to bumper rows for miles.

I became one with the I-95 pavement, the lane markers, the other cars moving in perfect cooperation, with my speedometer, and with the audio books my wife, Diane, had brought along. I knew that Spirit would give us something peaceful to do in Lumberton, NC, for a few hours around the motel with which we had made a reservation. The GPS wisely projected an arrival there at 2:30 pm. The God Positioning System then gave us an arrival just in time for dinner at 6:30pm.

I realized our trip home was just as wonderful as had been our trip to Florida passing thru what was left of Harvey in Labor Day weekend traffic. We had a wonderful time in Florida and now I am just so grateful to be home.

So, I celebrate my power to release any need to plan ahead and I just continue to go with the flow of life. I let it be. And so it is.

Amen.

Treatment for September 9, 2017

Go Inside to Know the Truth

By on October 9, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
Go Inside to Know the Truth

 

Treatment by  Rich Kurasiewicz

 

Summer is ending, schools are starting up, Labor Day is around the corner, as is the equinox. Basically, Fall is almost here—more change. Change is good—the Universe is always in motion and creating, and yet it is the same Spirit in, around, through and throughout everything. It is God, the Creator and the Creation, all Life and everything there is, and we are a part of It; we are divine, individualized beings, part of the one Wholeness of the Universe. This is the Truth that sets us free, and the more we accept and know the Truth through daily spiritual practices, the more it is done unto us as we believe. When objective circumstances imply evil, separation, hate, anger, the more we need to go inside/within to know the Truth that Good is everywhere and is available to the extent that we accept it—the gift is already made, and we are a part of that gift for we are one with the Universe. And so we pray….

God is the entire Universe and all that is—the Living Spirit Almighty, the Creator and the Creation; all Life and everything there is! God is the One Spirit, Mind, Power and Presence, in and around, over and behind, through and throughout all Creation! There is only one Life and that Life is God’s Life. It is perfect, whole and complete. That Life is my Life, right here and now! And, I am that I am! I am one of the Father and this Creation; I am a co-Creator and one with the One Spirit, Power, Presence and Mind. I am divinely guided, directed, led and protected to my highest good and greatest yet to be as the activity of God as Love in the world. The Truth sets me free!

And just as I am perfect, whole, and complete, each and every one is perfect, whole, complete, eternal, and immortal. I declare that the Truth is available and becomes known to us in the degree that we believe and accept it. The gift is already made and I know that we accept it and receive it with gratitude for all the Good that is available and makes its presence known in our lives. I declare that each and every one is divinely guided, directed, led and protected to their highest good and greatest yet to be, right here and now! Our lives are God’s Life and as we open our consciousness to receive the gifts and the guidance, we are blessed with peace, love, joy, freedom, abundance, health, harmony and happiness. I declare that we unlock the gifts through self-love and self-kindness as that love and kindness spreads to each and everyone and is manifest in the Good surrounding us. I know that each and every one expresses gratitude for all the blessings in their lives and these blessings increase—as what we focus on through gratitude increases.

I am so very grateful for the Blessings in our lives as the Truth reveals Itself to us and we are set free. It is Love and kindness and Good that are already manifested as the gifts of our divinity that are readily accepted in gratitude. I am so very grateful for the abundance of Good in the Universe that is always available as the Truth sets us free. And I release my word unto the Law where it is already known in the mind of God. I know that my word will not return unto me void. I do give thanks that this is so and so it is!

Treatment for August 27, 2017

Outpouring of Spirit

By on October 3, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
Outpouring of Spirit

Prayer by Suzanne Delahaie, RScP, MiT

 

A busy week for us next week.  We both have papers to write, due early next week.  Last week, we had car problems.  Our Jaguar wouldn’t start, after I had driven it to pay a bill.  New Alternator, new battery, new Serpentine belt…but it is handled. I was very grateful for the AAA tow, and the fact that we had AAA,  and our neighborhood handyman.  I wish everyone had a handy guy like Marty.

So in this expression of gratitude, I offer this prayer.

I know that there is only one: One spirit, one mind, one eternal being.  As I recognize that we are one with this one, I live and breath in this one.  I know that as I express my gratitude, it opens up my heart.  I am open to the outpouring of spirit into my life.  I recognize this outpouring of all the wondrous experiences of life.  I am so grateful for this truth.  I am so grateful for All that I have.  I release this prayer to the law of the universe.  And so it is.

Thank you mother father God.

In love and joy

Treatment for August 20, 2017

Plenty to Do

By on September 29, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
Plenty to Do

Treatment by Tim Phares, RScP, MIT

 

 

Wow, August already!  I just registered for a class.  I enjoyed the opportunity to speak at our Center last week.  We’ve been doing work around the house, work for classes.  Tomorrow we’re headed to the ballpark.  Life is busy.

That’s why stopping to pray is important.

Knowing that there is only One Life, One Power, One Presence, One Mind, I know that It expresses as each of us.  It is my life and each of our lives right now.

As such, whatever is true of It must be true of us.

And so I know that Divine Order unfolds with ease.  I know that there is plenty for all to do all things that they must do and that they choose to do.  I know that health unfolds perfectly as everyone.  I know that all activity flows smoothly, with ease and grace.  And I know that abundant rest is the truth of all our lives right now.

I am thankful for all the opportunities and blessings in my life and all our lives.

In that gratitude, I release my words to the Law, knowing that it is done.  All is well.

And SO it IS!

 

Treatment for August 10, 2017

 

By on September 18, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
Treatment by Ed Preston, RScP 
 
As you prepare to join me in prayer, I invite you to just pause a moment in your own space and find your peace.  
 
(pause)
 
And so I begin in this place of peace, this place where we can all feel the Presence and recognize it as Spirit.
 
We simple allow ourselves to become One with that Presence, with Spirit, and One with each other.  
 
I realize the Divine nature of the beautiful blues sky today.  And I know that Spirit has already manifested a certainty of rain in the near future.  It is the rain that allows all life to thrive here on this earth.  It is the rain that is a gift from God, just as is the blue sky and sunshine.  They are all aspects of the Divine realization of Spirit as All life, and also as the rain and the earth that soaks it all up.  
 
I am so grateful for these recognitions and sense of unity and the realizations of Spirit here on Earth, all around all of us, now. Our gratitude expands as life expands and life expands as our gratitude expands.  They go together.
 
So, I simply release these words, and the gratitude for life, into the Law of Life and let them work in all that is.  
 
And so it is!  Amen. 
Treatment for August 9, 2017
 
 

We Are at Choice and Choose Wisely

By on August 30, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
We Are at Choice and Choose Wisely
Treatment by Rich Kurasiewicz, RScP
Summer weather and activities are in full swing, and coming up on the dog days of summer! With so much going on, are you taking time to focus on spiritual matters through daily spiritual practices? It’s important to find the time to raise our consciousness to connect with the Christ within, and to know the Truth that sets us free! We are at choice and choose wisely! And so we pray….
 
God is the One Power and One Presence, the One Mind in the entire Universes! God is all there is—the Creator and the Creation, all Life and is all Good. God is in, around, through and throughout everything and everyone. God is omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent—the Alpha and the Omega! And, I am that I am! I am one of the Father and the One Presence, One Power and One Mind. I and the Father are one and I am perfect, whole, complete, eternal and immortal!
 
And just as I am perfect, whole, and complete, each and every one is perfect, whole, complete, eternal, and immortal. I declare that we know the Truth and it sets us free. I know that we are divine and spiritual beings and all we need to do is to speak our Word to manifest what we desire! We express gratitude for all the blessings of good in our lives as we joyfully accept the gift that has already been made! I know that we have all that we need to live successfully and in joy, and we are grateful. I declare that we take the time to connect with the Truth and Love within as we are the light of the world. I know that we maintain our focus on what we want and express gratitude for all the good in our lives.
 
I am so very grateful for the all the good and blessings in our lives. I am so very grateful for the Truth that sets us free and the light that is within. I am grateful for Life and Good which are a manifestation of God. And I release my word unto the Law where it is already known in the mind of God. I know that my word will not return unto me void. I do give thanks that this is so and so it is!

Treatment for July 27, 2017

The Abundant Universe

By on August 28, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
The Abundant Universe

Treatment by Suzanne Delahaie, RScP, MiT

A busy and fairly costly couple of days.  Busy, because we have class work, and I have a paper due on Monday. SOOO…

 

Anyone who heard our car, would know that we needed a muffler. That is where the cost comes in.  We took the car to a nationally advertised shop, and they gave us an estimate of 1,100+. Explaining that there was not only the muffler, but the pipes and a few other things that needed to be replaced.  That was too much.  Our neighborhood all around fix-it, gardener, and handyman, said he could do it for less, though he would need to get the parts, etc.  We ended up with an estimate of 800+ from the nationally known chain, and we decided to take it (in part because of a warrantee, which would apply to every where we might take the car.) And they could do it in time to get the car to the emissions inspection, due today.

So I pray for financial prosperity.

I know that there is only God, in all forms, in all expressions.  I know that this includes an abundant universe.  I know that I am one with this abundance, and that I claim this abundance as mine.  I know that what I know for myself, I know for all.  I  open my bank account for the influx of financial abundance.  I know that wherever I look, I see the abundance of the universe.  It is mine, I claim it.  And I do so, knowing that this abundant universe is there for everyone and my claiming only creates more for everyone to claim theirs.  It is experiencing this abundance, that I know that all is well, and that I give thanks for the truth.  I now release this statement of truth to the law of the universe, knowing that  all is well.

In love and truth.

Treatment for July 20, 2017

We Claim Abundance

By on August 25, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
We Claim Abundance

 

Treatment by TimPhares, RScP, MIT

 

So much going on.  The news has been filled with the appearance of discord — in the Middle East, in Asia, and elsewhere.  Domestically, not only do we seem to be angry at each other, and both parties seem to be eating themselves.

Yet as we were reminded yesterday by Rev. Raymont, what we focus on expands.  When we focus on the negative, more of it shows up in our lives.

It has been said that we live in a Universe programmed for abundance.   Whatever we focus on not only shows up, but shows up in abundance.  If we focus on what we don’t want, we get an abundance of what we don’t want.  But conversely, what we appreciate appreciates.  It quite literally “adds value” as we value it.

Are you living the life you choose, the life you want, the life you imagine?  If not, why not?  Is your community expressing the way you like?  If not, why not?

The first thing to do is pray.

There is only One Life, One Mind, One Power, One Presence, in, as, through, throughout, around all.  It is All.  Everything that is is It.

It is my life; It is your life; It is everyone’s life.  As such, whatever that Life is, each of us is.  Knowing that It is Life, Love, light, Peace, Power, Beauty, and Joy.  We focus our energy on positive effects.  We claim harmony.  We claim abundance.  We claim joy.  We claim peace.  We claim a life of beauty in every aspect, in every way, in every moment.

Knowing that what we focus on expands, we accept all these things in abundance, with deep gratitude and thankfulness.

Gratefully I release these words, knowing that it is done and done well — now and always.  All is well.

And SO it IS!

Treatment for July 10, 2017

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