Day 7 (Healing)

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Healing
Prayer
Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself,…do not be disheartened by your imperfections, but always rise up with fresh courage. How are we to be patient in dealing with our neighbor’s faults if we are impatient in dealing with our own? They who are fretted by their own failings will not correct them. All profitable correction comes from a calm and peaceful mind.

~ Saint Francis de Sales

#30 Days of Healing

Taken from the book, “Prayers for Healing: 365 Blessings, Poems, & Meditations from Around the World

Day 6 (Healing)

Healers
Practitioner's Path
Reality
Let Reality govern my every thought, and Truth be the heart of my life.
For so it must be for all of humanity. Please help me to do “my part”.
And may the intensity of all our egos become the Joy of our One Soul.

~ Adapted from The Tibetan’s teachings in the Alice Bailey materials by Jacquelyn Small

#30 Days of Healing

Taken from the book, “Prayers for Healing: 365 Blessings, Poems, & Meditations from Around the World

A Child’s Evening Prayer

One of the earliest memories of my own religious education – some may say indoctrination – was the recitation of a prayer at bedtime. A common bedtime prayer for children in the 1960s when I was learning such things went something like this:

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.

As an adult I found the words a bit macabre for small children, and did not pass it on to the next generation.

In recent readings, I came across a different children’s prayer – one that is attributed to Nona Brooks, a founder of Divine Science (a metaphysical religious tradition from the 1800s). It reads in a much gentler manner and is much more appropriate for young children.

Now I lay me down to sleep; I know that God His child doth keep. I trust Him for my daily food, My life, my health, and all my good. May I grow stronger day by day, And learn to live the truest way. All this I ask because I know Thou art the Love that wills it so.

Nona Brooks

Described as a “prophet of modern mystical Christianity“, Brooks was a New Thought leader and a founder of the Church of Divine Science.

Since the language and pronouns used in the 1800s area a bit outdated, here’s how I might revise this for the 21st century:

Now I lay me down to sleep;
I know that I am in God’s keep.
Trusting God for daily food,
My life, my health; all my Good.
As I grow stronger day by day,
I learn to live the truest way.
All this I speak because I know,
God is the Love that wills it so.

And so it is.

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