This monthly column is to help parents, grandparents, and teachers introduce children to spiritual topics in the context of prayer. It includes a prayer for adults, one for children and adults to share, and a short affirmation for children to remember and take with them.
Inspire the world with your God light
Kobe Bryant was one of the greatest players in the history of the National Basketball Association. He was a beacon of light in the basketball arena. What made him such an inspiration was that he worked hard to consistently master his God-given talents and shine his God light.
Like Kobe, we also possess the ability and potential to master our God-given talents and shine our own God light.
The same amazing divine mind in Bryant is present in each and every one of us. Your inner light is just as important as the people you admire and, just like them, you can shine your light brightly to inspire others who are waiting to be blessed by your abilities and talents.
Feelings like fear, doubt, and complacency can keep us from our full potential and often result in feeling miserable or resentful. Choosing to hide our light robs the world of the gifts we came to share.
By shifting our attention and focusing on our spiritual origin, nature, and purpose, we can remember to express our Christ nature and live our lives more consciously and with mastery.
You can express yourself artistically and creatively by making a treasure map where you place pictures of all that you aspire to do and become. Such tools can be a lighthouse as you successfully navigate and unfold your soul’s journey. It helps to have a vision of all you can become. The omniscience of God is your internal compass, guiding you to your highest good. Trust it.
You are a divinely packaged child of God created in God’s image and likeness. Now is the time to let your God light shine.
A Prayer for Inspiration in All Children
As we turn within and focus our awareness on God’s presence in us all, we use our power of imagination to envision all children everywhere free of negativity, fear, doubt, lack, and seeming limitations.
One with God, we hold a mental picture in our minds of children claiming their divine inheritance as they embrace their own God-given talents and abilities. With enlightened minds and love-filled hearts, we send them the light and love of God to guide, protect, and comfort them in all they aspire to be and do.
A Shared Family Prayer for Inspiration
In this quiet moment, we relax and focus on our breathing. With each breath we recognize and release the thoughts racing through our minds and turn instead to the presence of God that is always available to us.
In the Silence, the wisdom of God permeates our being and decision-making is now made easy. As we walk in the light of God and shine our own lights for all the world to be inspired, we carry the song in our hearts: “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. Let it shine. Let it shine. Let it shine!” And so it is.