Yesterday I lit a candle for you all in one of my favorite prayer churches, La Badia.
“It gave me goosebumps and a few tears: all this positivity is coming from all over the world, even places and people I barely know!”
Here is my response to her.
I was touched to read that the candle I lit for you meant so much. I prayed whether I would tell you, and I am certainly glad I did-- for your sake, for the sake of your readers, and for me. Spreading good (God) has to be a good thing.
On a personal note, your response affirmed my belief in prayer and in God’s call to me to pray for others. On a rational level prayer helps me feel better about terrible situations; it connects me with others, and unites all involved so we do not feel alone. But more than that feel-good part, I believe prayer makes a difference beyond anything we can understand, or any action we can take on our own—all beyond our rational mind. Prayer clears the negative, smoky energy so that God (the Good) can enter to give us peace, hope, and healing.