Thursday, March 26, 2009

Prayer Box

This looks like a lunchbox, but it's actually much, much smaller.

The BFF-DRE gave it to me when LW and I were in the hospital, kind of a portable altar.

Now, I've turned it into a handy-dandy ready-anywhere prayer box. Teeny little candle, matches, a battery-operated candle for when I'm somewhere where I shouldn't light up, little book into which I collect prayers, chalice lightings, etc. I've had this book for a couple of years. All of a sudden, I'm finding more verses I love, thanks to the World Prayer Wheel, which is where I found this.

So, since the candle is lit, something from one of my favorite theologians*:

At the center of the universe is a
loving heart that continues to beat
and that wants the best for every person.

Anything we can do to help foster
the intellect and spirit and emotional growth
of our fellow human beings, that is our job.

Those of us who have this particular vision
must continue against all odds.

Life is for service.

* Fred Rogers


goodwolve said...

This is brilliant. I am such a nerd I could totally see myself taking this to church with me to record candle lightings - and prayer requests - to focus my attention. Heck, I might just do that!

OK in true honor of our UUness my "word verification" for this comment is WALDEN. Eerie

Earthbound Spirit said...

Thanks for the link to a very cool site. Fred Rogers was a wonderful spiritual teacher...