I have a need these days to pray long, in earnest, and regularly. How about you? As the world of human creation continues to melt slowly into a pile of indeterminant gray goo that threatens to slime us all, I want to send a voice out to the Holy One and say, “I love you, and I need your help. We all need your help.”
Sometimes I forget to pray. I am easily distracted into believing that I am all alone in my bumbling efforts to survive down here on this lovely planet. It helps for me to have a plan, then stick to it. So I am making a plan to pray, and inviting you join in with me.
I’ve carried a Medicine Pipe, christened in my four-year Sundance journey in the Lakota tradition, for many years now. My pipe has heard many prayers, and sent them on through smoke to the Mystery. If you would like prayers sent for you, or for someone or something you love, write to me. I’ll keep your post private. I do a pipe ceremony when the spirit moves me to. Sometimes monthly, sometimes more or less frequently.
I’ll make sure my reminders are posted earlier, so you can get your thoughts together. If you have a prayer (or six, or ten) just pass them my way.