Saturday, February 7, 2009

Prayer for Trinidad and Tobago


Yesterday I was looking through my photos and, in coming across this one, decided to post it.

One day when Tresa was here we went to the old church in Tortuga (the oldest wooden church in TT and home of the miraculous Black Virgin) to take some photos. I had been asked by a new magazine (Building TT) to write an article, with images, on the restoration of this landmark. It was a public holiday (Republic Day, 24 September) and the caretaker let us in to scout around and do what we had to do. In a small side room I noticed the prayer on a sheet of paper, lying alone on a table. In the silence and solitude it seemed extra powerful ...

Dear Heavenly Father,

We come to you today, humbly lifting up our country Trinidad and Tobago. We ask Lord that you remove that dark cloud of crime that has settled over our land. We know that with You all things are possible and trust in Your love for the restoration of peace, love and community in our country that is called by Your name. Influence our leaders and people living in the two islands so that they can find an effective solution to restore law and order. We pray that you breathe a fresh breath of Your Holy Spirit over our land and remove all ... murder, road accidents, immortality and ... Lord because we believe that You are ...

(... the ellipses represent the words I can't see in the photo)

This morning around 4:00, as I ended my meditation with the Kundalini Yoga closing prayer, I was not alone. I heard a multitude of voices and had a vision of every single person in Trinidad and Tobago, without exception, chanting the words to each other:

May the longtime Sun shine upon you
All Love surround you
And the pure Light within you guide your way on

May the longtime Sun shine upon you
All Love surround you
And the pure Light within you guide your way on
Guide your way on
Guide your way on

6 comments:

Kimberlie Kranich said...

I shall light a candle at church tomorrow for the people of T&T.

Elspeth said...

Thanks.

Lynn said...

May I add a prayer of Shalom for your people on this Shabbat/Sabbath Day!

Elspeth said...

Yes you may. Thanks.

Kikipotamus said...

Oh, my. This post led me on a journey to read more about the Black Virgin and find as many images of her as I could. Since I first heard of her, she has been special to me...although she has not come to me in dreams in quite some time. She did visit my uncle Sid when he was dying, although he was ethnically Jewish and a lifelong atheist.

Inkster said...

sat nam.

atesses......assess...tests...assets
hm.
sometimes i do think that the word verification speaks to me.