May 17, 2018
One of my favorite prayer stories is about a child saying her prayers and the grandmother saying, “That’s not prayer! That’s just saying the alphabet over and over.” The child’s response is, “yes, this IS my prayer! I don’t know the words, so I give God the letters and God puts it all together.”
Our 4th Unity principle talks about how prayer and meditation connect us with Spirit. This is the way, the road, the path, to experiencing what we say we believe: that there is a power of goodness in the universe, bigger than our individual egos that brings us into the wholeness of who we really are.
Prayer connects us more intentionally to Source.
But prayer is not a one-size-fits-all formula. If we can expand our understanding of prayer, we discover that there are at least a gazillion ways to pray!
The next two weeks I plan to explore a few diverse practices. My hope is to inspire you to step outside your prayer comfort box and embark on some new prayer adventures of your own!
This Sunday we will also receive the gift of Amy Augenstein singing the prayer, “Hands,” in her golden voice.
Have a beautiful week-end.
Peggy Christiansen is the Spiritual Leader at Unity of Fort Collins. She has over 25 years of ministry experience working with diverse populations, a M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a special interest in helping people find and/or develop their unique spiritual paths. Listen to podcasts of her Sunday talks.