Prayer Station: Divine Healing

Last night’s Prayer Station was attended by me alone… and of course, Abdu’l-Baha. In a way, being by myself with the prayers, the Holy Writings and the presence of the Center of the Covenant of God made it a perfect occasion to reflect on the bounty I have had by experiencing divine healing myself, and to pray for the healing of others.

And divine healing I experienced indeed, some two months ago.  What is fascinating is how it happened — not as an automatic switch but as the result of a crystal clear choice I was aware I had to make. So, having made many bad choices in life, I experienced the benefit of making the right choice. Very profound, very awe-inspiring. With a certainly I cannot explain in words, I found myself immersed in God’s love, grace and healing. So, while I have, of course, benefited from the care of professionals, in the end it was God’s power that provided that miraculous, divine healing. And for those who want to question this, I can assure you with that same certitude I have in my heart that Baha’u’llah is the Messenger of God for this day and age, that I have been healed:

There was an illness, and then it was gone.

Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.
(King James Bible, Jeremiah)

O mankind! there hath come to you a direction from your Lord and a healing for the (diseases) in your hearts — and for those who believe, a Guidance and a Mercy.

(The Holy Qur’an, Surah 10)

Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy.
(Baha’u’llah, Prayers and Meditations by Baha’u’llah, p. 262)

So, having experienced divine healing myself, now I am praying for such healing to be granted to others I love and to those I have crossed path with and have probably hurt throughout my life. The freedom I have experienced in the past two months can never be compared to anything I am aware of from the past 30 years of my life. I wish such healing and freedom to everyone. I trust such healing and freedom is possible for everyone!

So that was the main thing about the Prayer Station — reflecting on what divine healing means for me. Other that this, of course, I had the usual menu — banitza, banana bread and salad. Music was served by:

This is how the announcement went:

Dear friends!

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.

I invite you and your loves ones to the regular Monday evening interfaith Prayer Station!
I have many books of prayers from different faith traditions but if you wish, feel free to BYOP (bring your own prayer).

We’ll read and reflect on selected writings on the theme of Divine Healing, uplift and refresh our souls with music, and offer prayers as the spirit moves us.  We’ll conclude with tea and refreshments.

Next week, the Prayer Station will be indeeed special. TaliaSafa and New Creation will come and perform a house concert “Let All Associate“. Would you come and join me? Let the healing begin!

The body of the human world is sick. Its remedy and healing will be the oneness of the kingdom of humanity. Its life is the Most Great Peace. Its illumination and quickening is love. Its happiness is the attainment of spiritual perfections. It is my wish and hope that in the bounties and favors of the Blessed Perfection we may find a new life, acquire a new power and attain to a wonderful and supreme source of energy so that the Most Great Peace of divine intention shall be established upon the foundations of the unity of the world of men with God. May the love of God be spread from this city, from this meeting to all the surrounding countries. Nay, may America become the distributing center of spiritual enlightenment, and all the world receive this heavenly blessing! For America has developed powers and capacities greater and more wonderful than other nations. While it is true that its people have attained a marvelous material civilization, I hope that spiritual forces may animate this great body and a corresponding spiritual civilization be established. May the inhabitants of this country become like angels of heaven with faces turned continually toward God. May all of them become the servants of the Omnipotent One. May they rise from present material attainments to such a height that heavenly illumination may stream from this center to all the peoples of the world.

(Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 19)

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