“Pray for one another that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.”James 5:16
The author quoted above, writing to early Christian communities, exhorts them to consistently live and mature the faith they say they believe. He calls them to stand steady with patient perseverance when facing difficulties and to consistently practice spiritual principles. The author’s appeal to express the highest consciousness in all situations calls out to us today. We can relate! I am writing this before November 03, so the results of our election here in the U.S. are unknown. Whatever the outcome, God is still God, we are still spiritual beings having a human experience, and the counsel for us to practice powerful healing prayer is essential.
God does not call us to set things right. God calls us to see things right. That means seeing every person, including ourselves, as a beloved expression of the Divine. We practice prayer not as a magic incantation to rearrange circumstances, but as a transformation of our ability to see. Righteousness means the right use of our perception and abilities—seeing God’s Presence in and through all persons and situations. There is no spot where God is not.
There’s a healin’ goin’ on and we have been handed an exceptional opportunity to participate in it. When we open the eyes of our heart and see as God sees, we meet others with compassion and acceptance. We extend the hand of understanding. We express tender mercies. We find that underneath all the divisions, opinions, and even the violence, our hearts beat the same. We pray those powerful and effective prayers for others and for ourselves. There is indeed a healin’ goin’ on and we are a part of it.
In the Love and Light of the Christ,