Those of you that use the social networking site Facebook will know that there is the ability within Facebook to show and give your support to worthwhile causes. One of the causes I personally support is Stop Violence Against Women. I have just today received a bulletin from them that contained a prayer written by one of its supporters. I am going to re-publish it below for you to read. I am also providing a link below to the article and the causes page for your reference should you wish to visit their pages and maybe join, donate or show your support in some way. I have also listed links to Domestic Violence sites as a reference point for those who may wish to find out more or be in need of support themselves.
My wish for the New Year by William Collett
My wish is that all of us read this out loud, together (3,431,369+ members) our voices will make a change and this is the start…
As we strive to connect with our higher soul vibration. We are then open to all possibilities – I am one with the light, I am light.
Then I am the answers to the questions within me. The answer I have received is we are all one, past, present and future. All thoughts and ideas are available to us. We are one….
Great God we give you thanks that you call us out of silence and into the light to name hidden and domestic violence.
Today we pray for all those women and men despite suffering from violence, continue to care for family and children, to grow and prepare food, carry water, earn a living and offer support to others.
We pray for women who are trafficked as domestic or sex workers; for women who are raped and do not know how to find words to name their pain or a way into the future.
We pray for transformation of our societies which often find it easier to judge the victims of violence than to solve the problems of injustice
We pray that our voices may be heard and taken into account in all peace and reconciliation work.
We pray for a transformation in the violent way many men act towards and think about women.
We pray for right and just relations between women and men that together we may transform and overcome violence in all its forms and learn to celebrate our diversity and interdependence.
We look forward to the age of peace, when violence is banished, both women and
men are able to love and to be loved, and the work and wealth of our world is justly shared.
This is my New Years prayer/wish for all of us-
I’m a guy, my name is William Collett and I’m a real man!