We would like to extend our Global Healing efforts that were first implemented this year for the Haitian earthquake victims to the victims and survivors of the Chilean earthquake. Saturday, March 13th is the date we have chosen. As we said before, please understand that, though it would be great if we could all walk on the 13th, it is more important that you conduct a walk. So if that date doesn’t work for you, or if you have already planned a walk in which you could incorporate the GHR, please know it is more important to have a walk at a time that works for you than to not have an event at all.
If you have not had a GHR walk yet, perhaps you can combine your efforts to include both locations- Haiti and Chile.
Below is the prayer we will use to unify our efforts. For the PDF version of this prayer [button link=”https://secureservercdn.net/18.104.22.168/u89.5c1.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/2010ChiliRecoveryPrayer.pdf”] click here[/button]
Labyrinth Prayer for Global Relief
to Chilean Earthquake Victims
March 1, 2010
by Warren Lynn
Amidst pain and suffering and loss and injustice beyond our words and feelings,
we bring ourselves into the intimate presence of holiness —
to ask and argue and doubt and cry.
And when all is said, and all is thought,
and exhaustion replaces the raw energy of our grief…
…finally we let our quiet breathing replace what keeps us from
letting Shalom, Salaam, Peace, Paz have its way with us.
Indeed, now, breathing in Spirit feeds our spirit;
breathing out Spirit cleanses our souls.
Breathing in feeds — breathing out cleanses.
Breathing in — breathing out.
Tonight, we find strength in our breathing to abide in each new step;
one after the other.
Tonight, in our breathing and our walking,
we experience the intimate presence of holy sustenance along the way
toward a more-focused compassion.
Slowly, we begin to seek less after answers about why this has happened.
More and more, we begin to ask, “how can we help?”
“What creative solution can come from our gifts?”
“Who are we, who am I, to be used for healing,
reconciliation, new wholeness, generous comfort…
…for those in places like Chile wherein lives have been
undone by the mysteries of creation’s ways.
So, let us listen for Spirit in the deepest places of our living.
Let us acquaint ourselves with holy possibilities within our own lives.
Let us affirm and confirm our ability to bring a new light of relief and recovery
into the presently darkened holes of grief and pain across our world,
and even next door;
…into the life of each of our neighbors, even those in Chile.