Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation “Open Heart”

“Blessed are the man and the woman who have grown beyond their greed and have put an end to their hatred and no longer nourish illusions. But they delight in the way things are and keep their hearts open, day and night. They are like trees planted near flowing rivers, which bear fruit when they are ready. Their leaves will not fall or wither. Everything they do will succeed.”
~ Judaism / Christianity, Holy Bible, Plasm 1

“O thou handmaid of God! In this day, to thank God for His bounties consisteth in possessing a radiant heart, and a soul open to the promptings of the spirit. This is the essence of thanksgiving.”
~ Bahá’í Faith, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 153

Dear friends,
What nurtures your soul? What makes your heart tender? Prayer, music, fellowship, tea poured in peace, homemade banana bread baked with love and shared with a smile? Whatever the answer might be, sharing music and prayers with friends gets us all closer to the Creator.

Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation “Open Heart”

This Sunday, October 19th, 2014, we invite you and your loves ones to an Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation in Arlington on the theme of “Open Heart“.

Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation “Open Heart” -- Photo by me after today's storm

Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation “Open Heart” — Photo by me after today’s storm

We’ll start at 7:30 pm with light refreshments followed by reading, at 8:00 pm, of selected Holy Writings and Prayers. We have many books of prayers from different faith traditions but if you wish, feel free to bring your own prayers or inspiring writings. We will uplift and refresh our souls with inspiring musical selections and we’ll conclude with tea and sweets. We’ll also say prayers for anyone in need, so if you can’t join us and would like to request prayers, please contact me. Please let me know if planning to attend so I can plan the refreshments accordingly.

A week later, on my name’s day, October 26th, 2014 at 4 pm, the talented Andréana Lefton will inspire us with stories and poetry at the inaugural Story-Kindling Prayer Station. She is a writer of the living stories of untold people, wonderer, and wanderer doing her best for justice, literacy, and creativity:

“Humans will always need storytellers. But I think we need something different as well.
We need “story-kindlers”, people who encourage others to share and speak, knowing their stories will be respected and heard.”

It promises to be a fascinating event so you should not miss it — please, come along with your friends! Until then, enjoy the beautiful song “Radiant Heart” by Shadi Toloui-Wallace accompanied by her mother Shidan.

In His Service,

Mitko

“Let your vision be world-embracing, rather than confined to your own self.”
(From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh)

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