Haven’t you had at least a moment when you dreamed of escaping the pressures of daily life to live in a Monastery, cave or on an isolated mountain top? I know I have. But is that what we really want? More importantly is that what we need?
It’s when our faith is put to the test, where the rubber meets the road so to speak that faith becomes real. In the midst of dealing with dirty diapers, rush hour traffic, illness, shrinking paychecks and difficult bosses is when what we have read, studied and prayed goes into action if we let it.
” Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, ‘Wait and Hope.” ― Alexandre Dumas
Prayer for Protection is a poem written by Unity minister James Dillet Freeman for all soldiers during World War II. It was also carried into space by astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the first manned moon landing in 1969.
Individuals and churches use this beloved prayer as a reminder that wherever we go, God is. Often the words “and all is well” are added to the end.
I did not grow up with “canned prayers” but I find the words of the Prayer for Protection extremely helpful and comforting, especially during times when words just won’t come. If you are not familiar with the Prayer for Protection visit one of the links below and get acquainted.
“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.” —Mother Teresa