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Thoughts + Prayers = Action.

2 Heart it! Kate Fleming 78
February 24, 2018
Kate Fleming
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Sick of hearing about thoughts and prayers? Want action?

One’s thoughts and prayers may lead to action.

 

The qualm should not be about whether someone offers thoughts and prayers, it should be if they are willing to act. Our hope is that with all of the kind gestures surrounding tragedies like the school shooting in Florida, folks chose to do what the definition of the word gesture means, “make a movement.”

 

If thinking about those who died, is one thinking about how to stop this from reoccurring?

If thinking about resolution, is one actively seeking how to use their voice and share it?

If praying for peace, is one demonstrating peace through daily actions and words?

If praying for comfort, is one comforting another in their own lives?

 

The most powerful prayers? Use me. Show me. Guide me.

And this…

Prayer of Saint Francis

sung by Sarah McLachlan and choir.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agPnMxp5Occ

Lord make me an instrument of your peace

Where there is hatred let me sow love

Where there is injury, pardon

Where there is doubt, faith

Where there is despair, hope

Where there is darkness, light

And where there is sadness, joy

 

O divine master grant that I may

not so much seek to be consoled as to console

to be understood as to understand

To be loved as to love

For it is in giving that we receive

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned

And it’s in dying that we are born to eternal life

Amen

 

Please keep the thoughts and prayers coming.

Make a difference, big or small.

Be a part of the change.

 

“Positive thoughts and prayer have been the best means available, since the beginning of time, to transform darkness to light.” ~ Cat Stevens

 

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Kate Adams Feb 25, 2018 9:20am

yes, thank you for saying this, once again the message is presented to us, what will be our gestures, our actions.

I provided a peer support group for folks with ptsd, complex ptsd, and depression where we can be honest, be validated, be encouraged to persevere towards healing and a healthier way of being.

Thank you for simple, clear message , and prayer.

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