I wrote this Prayer for Oneness many years ago. It was inspired by observing a group of people who were fearful of anyone who did not believe as they did. While I was teaching a workshop this weekend, I shared the prayer and was reminded of its timeliness.
Read the prayer and if it speaks to you, please share it.
Help me see the oneness of mankind.
Let me not sit in judgment of others
for I know my judgment of them is a reflection
of my own inadequacies.
Let me know that there is but one heartbeat
that beats to the pulse of your Divine spark.
Let me see this spark in everyone I meet today.
Let me feel the love they carry in their hearts
even if it is masked by pain.
Let me have compassion for their pain
even when it is disguised as anger.
May I have the strength to respond to everyone
in a loving and gentle way.
May I take comfort in the knowing
that nothing happens by accident
and in each experience, there is a teaching.
Let me see the blessings in each encounter
I have today.
May I have the courage to extend your love,
which rages inside of me, outward to the world,
freely, joyously, and without attachment.
Copyright © 2001 Julee Duessing