O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
(Judaism / Christianity, Holy Bible, Psalms, 95:1-2)
Praised be God that following the firm decree of separation, the breeze of nearness and communion hath been stirred and the soil of the heart is refreshed with the waters of joy and gladness. We offer thanksgiving unto God in all circumstances and cherish the hope that He — exalted be His glory — may through His gracious providence guide all who dwell on earth towards that which is acceptable and pleasing unto Him.
(Baha’i Faith, Tablets of Baha’u'llah, p. 163)
What nurtures your soul? What makes your heart tender? Prayer, music, fellowship, food cooked with love, tea poured in peace, cake shared with smile? Whatever the answer might be, sharing prayers with friends gets us all closer to the Creator and recharges us for the week ahead.
This Monday, November 23rd, I invite you and your loves ones to an interfaith Prayer Station in Arlington which will be dedicated to the topic of Thanksgiving as reflected in different religious traditions. We’ll start at 7:30 pm with light refreshments followed by reading, at 8:00 pm, of selected Holy Writings and Prayers. I have many books of prayers from different faith traditions but if you wish, feel free to bring your own prayer. We’ll also uplift and refresh our souls with music, and we’ll conclude with tea and cake.
We’ll also say prayers for anyone in need, so if you can’t join us and would like to request prayers please contact me.
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