Weathering the Storm

 

Monday Afternoon, September 17, 2018

 

Dear Friends,

While the remnants of Florence have been pounding at our door today with storms and tornadoes, I have felt a strong connection with each one of you.  We are each surrounded enfolded, infilled, and protected by the light of God.  If a storm threatens in your area – take shelter and send forth the light from within your being.  Envision it surrounding you, your property, and those you love.  And – remember our Prayer for Protection.

The Light of God surrounds us;

The Love of God enfolds us;

The Power of God protects us;

The Presence of God watches over us;

Wherever we are – God Is!

And all is well!

Let us also pray for those who receive any damage, injury, or loss of life from these storms.  We can hold to the Truth that Divine Love is within them right now tocomfort, heal, and uplift them in mind and body.  We also affirm that Divine Peace gives them the strength to be who they need to be, and do what they need to do.

Thank you for joining in prayer with me.  Together, we bless our beloved Richmond area and all of its surrounding communities.

Blessings and Love,

Rev. Laura

 


September 12, 2018

 

Beloved Friend,

This week our news is filled with the anticipation of a hurricane on its way to the mid-Atlantic coastal regions and its effect up and down the East Coast, including the Richmond area.   With the flurry of conversations and pre-cautionary activity in anticipation of this weather event, we can also remember the miraculous and positive energy of Spirit, and call it forth as we do the following:

Pause – When you feel nervous, pause and remember that God is everywhere present.  In other words, there is a Presence and Power right where you are that gives you the strength, energy, guidance, and peace you need to make it through this, or any other storm in life.

Prepare – Let the guidance of that great Spirit direct you in your actions so that you do and have all you need for the safety of yourself and your family.

Pray – There are several options for this activity.

Between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, our Sanctuary will be open for Silent Prayer at the Garden Windows.  Also, weather permitting, you can walk through our gardens in prayerful meditation anytime between sunrise and sunset.

You can join us at the church in our meditation time on Wednesday from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. 

You can join us in healing prayer for ourselves and our world during our Unity World Day of Prayer Healing Service and Candlelight Walk this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. 

In the meantime, you can use the following affirmation, or one of your choice, in declaring the Truth of this statement: 

Through the Spirit of God in me, I am divinely guided and protected in all situations and circumstances.

Finally, we want you to know that our Prayer Chaplains are praying with you.  Our affirmation for this week as the storm approaches is based on the sharing that we have from the head of our Prayer Chaplain ministry, Susan Green.  Here is what Susan wrote:

Dear Unity of Bon Air Community;

A Daily Word from this week reads, "I affirm the peace, power, and presence of God in the midst of all situations....where there seems to be trouble or discord in the outer world, the inner spirit of God is an ever-present source of comfort."   Your prayer chaplains will affirm this with you over the days to come, focusing on peace in and around each of you and on a calm hurricane Florence.  You can be assured that as always, we will be keeping the high watch for our Bon Air congregation through prayer, sending our love to all of you, and knowing with and for you, that you are filled with the light of God's love and you are safe, calm, and peaceful.   And all is well.

Susan Green, Prayer Chaplain Coordinator

Remember, we are all connected with, and in, the Spirit.

Blessings and Love,

Rev. Laura