Requesting A Prayer

Posted by Sheetal Sanghvi on Feb 12, 2017
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Like so many of you, I was very moved by Gandhi 3.0 retreat -- and to this day, my heart continues to discover unexpected ways in which I was moved.

During one of our intention journaling, I remember reading this blurb by Rika:

As I sat with the beauty of that intention, I made a commitment to myself. I commit to 15 minutes of prayer while waking up and 15 minutes before sleep -- for anyone who needs it, and for the well-being of everyone in general.
Bhavatu sabba mangalan
Lokah samastha sukhino bhavantu
May peace prevail in our hearts, and in the world

To build on that intention, we just started a humble page where anyone can request a prayer:

And it so happened that right as we were working on that page, Kishan sent this message:
"Jayeshbhai's mother, Vasudha-baa, met an injury and underwent a hip fracture operation. With grace and blessing, she didn't face any major problems during the operation and she will be relieved from the hospital in two days. Doctors say that she will be fine again in a month. Shall update you more once I have further information, but it's her birthday tomorrow and we plan to have prayers."

I invite all of you to join in the prayers, today and any other day that you're moved to serve in that way.   

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  • Trishna Shah wrote ...

    What a beautiful ripple from the retreat guys, so inspiring to see this unfold and so wonderful to invite the community to get involved! Would love to be part of this collective prayer effort and join the community. I'd especially love to involve Sareena and Ariyana by sharing the stories of those who are in need of prayers and then inviting them to pray for them. We've done in the past for example when we found out one morning before school that a close family friend was in critical health in the hospital and could go either way, we decided to pray for him on the drive to school. He ended up miraculously recovering from this very serious condition and Sareena asked me if maybe our prayers had reached him. She then met him in person for the first time after his serious condition just last month, almost exactly a year since it all first happened, and it was beautiful to see things come full circle in her heart -- to spend time with the person she had prayed for and to see him looking healthy and full of life.

  • Rika Saionji wrote ...

    Ohhh wowwwww!!! Sheetal!!!!! How amaaaazing! Thank you so much for this!! This is so beautiful. And Trishna, thank you for the beautiful sharing! I believe that we are beings who can sense where prayer is needed at the time we pray. However it is so comforting and relieving to know for those people who are witnessing the "pain" that the light is sent to that person or incident and that we care and believe that "pain" can transform into something beautiful. I alway offer my prayer for it to transform into light, instead of fixing it or curing it, believing that there is greater miracles beyond our imagination!

    So I love Sheetal's prayerโค๏ธ๏ธ

    May peace prevail in our hearts and in the world.

    May Vasudha-baa's divine spark shine through her physical pain.

    Thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Infinite love and light ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  • Pavi Mehta wrote ...

    So beautiful to see this Sheetal, Rika and Trishna! Just today we were sharing with a friend how deeply we'd been moved hearing Yuka-san talk about how the intention behind the Symphony of Peace Prayers encompasses praying for and on behalf of all those in the world who may not be in a position to pray for themselves. To pray on their behalf until every heart is able to hold its own prayer...Another thing that the three incredible Saionji sisters had sent our way were a set of prayer mandala templates -- both large ones and small ones. It's been a beautiful practice to write out the prayers as well, and in the spirit of offering to those who could use the gift of prayer. Thank you for letting us know about Vasudha-baa. Sending love, gratitude and prayers.