By Helping Others We Are Healed
prayer for the week
With hearts bowed, conscious of others, we begin another day; another week. Remind us, O God, that in helping others we too are healed. As all major religions declare; loving our neighbor as much as we love ourselves is a foundation stone of spiritual experience and our own healing.
We do not have to search long before seeing a family member, friend, neighbor, community, state, or nation that needs an expression of care and compassion. Help us, O God, not to negate how a small act of kindness, an encouraging word, a listening ear, or even a donation can lift another member of our human family. When we feel lost, overwhelmed, grieving, worried, or in despair may we turn our eyes toward the needs of others and there, find healing and love, ourselves.