Take time to pray


To the Editor:
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. Courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
God, or whoever it is you pray to, speaks to all of us every day of our lives, incessantly, but most of us are too busy, distracted to notice. Divine knowledge is emanated from every cell of every living creature and every molecule of every substance that makes up our universe. All of these bits and pieces from the time of creation have moved in an organized way that was determined to be so at the very beginning. Not a single being present in the universe need be in any particular place or status or social circle to access this nectar. It is the source of infinite serenity, courage and wisdom.
In order to drink from this omnipresent well of energy, we must be present in every moment of our lives and cherish every second. The greater workings of the universe are on a precise schedule and it is an important first step to acknowledge that there is no rushing universal order. We must fight the battles of our lives with every ounce of strength we invest in ourselves and we must know when to withdraw and save our energy for another day.
Slow yourself. Be it with prayer or meditation or some other ritual. Relieve yourself of the anxiety you confront every day. Let God do his work and keep steadily at yours. Ease your mind as the world around you changes and see the beauty of its dynamics and be not afraid. Be confident in the strength given to you by whoever or whatever you call your originator.
John Ritchie

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