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Let Us Create a Prayer Together – L. Annie Foerster

Let Us Create a Prayer Together – L. Annie Foerster

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LET US CREATE A PRAYER TOGETHER:

At the center of the gathered community dwells the Holy. We are the prayer, each and all.

One by one, we come to this place – whole and broken. Commencing and concluding, laughing and weeping. And soul by soul the prayer begins.  “Spirt of Life and Love…”

Two by two, we greet one another – smiling, nodding, speaking, embracing.  And in relationship, the prayer continues.  “Spirit of Life and Love, where we meet is a sacred space…”

Moment by moment the circle builds, pulsing like four hundred heartbeats.  We fill the circle with our breath; we inspire.  The circle fills us with wealth; we are inspirited.  The prayer rises on our very breathing together.  “Spirit of Life and Love, where we meet is a sacred space and we are inspired by one another’s perspective…”

The circle will not, cannot, go on forever, yet this circle will never die.  What each of us finds here is what we are not.  It makes us whole.  It gives us strength to go out in the world beyond this holy community, beyond this sacred space, to begin yet another prayer.  Let us pray:

“Spirit of Life and Love, where we meet is a sacred space and we are inspired by one another’s presence.  At the cnter of the gathered community dwells the Holy.  We are the prayer, each and all.  We are the prayer, each and all.  Amen.”

                                -L. Annie Foerster

                          

 

L. Annie Foerster, For Praying Out Loud: Interfaith Prayers for Public Occasions. Skinner House Books: Boston, 2003.