Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book “The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing” by Jalaluddin Rumi.
Today I pray, “Dear God, I care about how I feel. And I focus on feeling good. Thank You for encouraging this in every segment of my life. Amen.”
Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to reveal this passage:
“Don’t make the body do what the spirit does best, and don’t put a big load on the spirit that the body could easily carry.”
Honestly, when I first read today’s passage, I thought of my intercessory prayer following a prophetic dream I had about my cherished friend last month, in which he came to me in the dream to inform me that he has cancer. As I am an intercessor, I pray for the healing of others — as an act of compassion and support. I then discovered a lump in my breast only 11 days following the prophetic dream, and I wondered if I had manifested the lump as a form of healing — a matter of taking the cancer from him and placing it within my own body. When the lump was injected with a needle and diagnosed a cyst… as the lump disappeared… before my eyes… on the ultrasound video screen — under the caring and compassionate action of two female medical doctors — life became very clear. I suddenly knew why I am here.
And I knew that I do not need to physically heal others in any way other than through prayer. And if my prayers cannot save a life, end a tumor, prevent a war, provide a shelter, feed a starvation, or mend a broken heart, I will not cease from praying. It is through prayer, it is through the loving healing of spirit that I do what I do best. And as for my body? Free hugs. Free hugs all day, every day. Love to you and yours.