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Prayer Circle for Evan
Sunday, October 25, 2009, 07:52 PM EST [General]
I am starting this page as a prayer circle for my nephew Evan Phillips. 5 years ago, he found out that he had malignant melanoma. He handled the diagnosis, surgery, interferon therapy and subsequent aftercare with dignity, grace, humor and presence beyond his 20 years.
The cancer is now back and spread to a few spots in his torso. I am starting this prayer circle with the intention bringing about the highest good for Evan, whatever form that may take.
Please, no matter what your religious or spiritual beliefs, take a second to pray.
Would you like to pray, but aren't sure how? Here's a suggestion from the Yogananda Fellowship:
"What is the best way to pray for others?" Sri Daya Mata has said:
"To pray for others is right and good ... asking, above all, that they may be receptive to God, and thus receive physical, mental, or spiritual help direct from the Divine Physician. This is the basis of all prayer. God's blessing is ever present; receptivity is often lacking. Prayer heightens receptivity ....
"When you are affirming healing for others or yourself, visualize the tremendous force of God's healing power as a white light surrounding you or the person for whom you are praying. Feel that it is melting away all illness and imperfection. Every uplifting thought we think, every prayer we utter, every good action we perform, is impregnated with God's power. We can manifest this power in greater and greater ways as our faith becomes stronger and our love for God becomes deeper."