Natural disasters. Civil unrest. In challenging times fear can be widespread. To help shift fear to faith, Silent Unity is inviting the world community to unite in prayer for 30 days by affirming the following prayer: The healing, harmonizing spirit of God is present in my life and all life. Peace, order, harmony, and well-being are restored.
The Voice We Might Not Hear
By Martha Smock
We listen to many voices, voices that dwell on negative conditions that predict all sorts of dire things, voices that would negate optimism and faith.
Perhaps someone pours out a tale of woe; perhaps we turn on the television and all the news seems bad; perhaps we read the headlines in the newspapers and wonder what the world is coming to.
The voice we sometimes do not hear is the inner voice, the voice of the Christ.
“In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Not I will, I have. … Christ is your center, your anchor, your unchanging life. Christ in you says: “I am with you, unchanging, eternal. I am your center of peace. I am your anchor of stability. I am that in you which is strong and steadfast. I am the overcoming power in you. I show you the path of life. I am the way, the Truth, and the life. You can meet changing conditions and circumstances; you can rise up with courage and faith; you can go forward with confidence and joy. In me you can do all things.”
In time of sadness or grief, listen to the Christ. “Believe in God, believe also in me” (John 14:1). “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you” (John 14:27).
Turn to the loving Christ and hear Christ say, "Peace! Be still!" to the surging waves of emotion that would overpower you. In Christ you are calmed and quieted, you rest in Christ's presence and feel strengthened and upheld. Remember that though things change, God is changeless, enduring. God's love is eternal. God's life is eternal. You can never lose your own. You are always and forever one in Spirit with those whom you love.
Silent Unity would love to hear from you. Please share any thoughts, reflections, and blessings you received during the 30 Days of Fearless Living prayer initiative.
If you have a prayer request, please use the online form and it will be placed in our Prayer Vigil Chapel for 30 days of continuous prayer.