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893: How do you pray? How do you go about praying for others? What is on your mind and in your heart

Updated: Aug 26

Day 893: Friday, August 26, 2022

How do you pray?

How do you go about praying for others?

How do you connect with our community in prayer, aside from when we come together for Liturgy. What is on your mind and in your heart?



JoAnn wrote today's thought-provoking reflection which is an excerpt from our upcoming liturgy on Sunday. The reflection is the opening to our shared homily.


Jim, JoAnn, Marcie and Pat joined together to create this wonderful celebration. Don't miss it!


A book and practice that Luis shared with us some years back is the Power of Eight. In it, Lynn Mc Taggart who is an expert on the science of spirituality reveals her remarkable findings from 10 years of experiments about how group intentions can heal our lives and change the world for the better.



When individuals in a group focus their intention on a single target, a powerful collective dynamic emerges that can heal longstanding conditions, mend fractured relationships, lower violence and even rekindle life purpose. The greatest untold truth of all is that group intention has a mirror effect, not only affecting the recipient but also reflecting back on the senders.


Is this not what we call prayer? Over the many years I have found much consolation and joy in Jesus' words found in Matthew that "where two or three are gathered in my name Jesus said "there am I among you".



As I go about my day there will be frequent times when I think of those who are hurting in some way: Palestinian families, the young children who have been killed, the people from the Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan and, Iran, our good friend, Jenny with alzeheimer's and Luis, Beth who is going through Cancer treatment - and the list goes on.


In our Small Christian Community, Patti and Jim had talked about how in prayer they speak of the Spirit within them and the spirit in the person for whom they are praying. It is the same Spirit who knows our heart. And I would say all parts of creation, animals, trees, mountains, streams, insects, butterflies, the soil, people- all are connected by the Spirit, the Divine.


So, now in our shared homily, how do you pray?


How do you go about praying for others?


How do you connect with our community in prayer, aside from when we come together for Liturgy. What is on your mind and in your heart?



Announcement from Lindsey Kerr

We'd love to see you there -- and please RSVP


Grace Note from Steve Lyman:

Hello Emmaus:

We are once again proud grandparents. That makes 11. Kiley Viviana Lyman was born to Laura and Jeff Lyman (Jeff is my youngest son) on August 24th at 2:10 am.


She is 8 lbs 2ounces with black hair and all went well. They are on their way home this morning. It is a relief since their first birth was very traumatic. They now have 2 beautiful little girls Bailey and Kiley. Peace. - Steve


Kiley Viviana Lyman







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