Tuesday, October 26, 2010

To My Friend Jeremiah-- A Prayer

video

Jeremiah,

The Tibetans hang up these "prayer flags" every February, their New Years. They have prayers printed on them in ancient Sanskrit, and they purposefully don't hem the bottoms of them. They believe the threads of the flags represent prayers for their neighbors, friends, family, and even strangers... and when the wind blows, the prayers are released out into the world and into God's ears. THESE prayers, from my back yard to yours, are for you, my friend...

post signature

4 Things not left unsaid:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this prayer and it is a beautiful tradition which will carry a place in my heart. From a Island Boy to a Southern Girl thanks for the rainbow after the storm.

Southern Girl said...

You're welcome, Tiny! :) I'm thinking of you and your family today, and every time the wind blows! :)

femminismo said...

I received a string of prayer flags in the mail from Richard Gere.* I really shouldn't be a name dropper, but I've hung them in the back of my car window. Every once in a while I unroll a window so a prayer can escape on my travels. I'll send Jeremiah one tomorrow morning. *money for Tibet

Southern Girl said...

THANK YOU, JEANNE!!! Jeremiah is a dear friend of mine from high school. Like so many of us right now, he's just trying to balance the urgent need of taking care of his family with the daunting task of figuring out what he's being called to do and discover where his talents lie. I'm sending out a prayer for everyone who's trying to do the same. :)