Friday, March 18, 2011

On Devotions Before Football Practice: Calling to our aid those spiritual forces upon which the efficacy of our individual and collective efforts depends

I can't believe it. The weather forcast is for partly SUNNY on Sunday. Should be a good day for pictures and a nice day for fans to stop by at the Stewart Heights practice field of the Tacoma Invaders. And a good day to gather for prayers before practice.
Yeah, that's what I've been thinking about. Inviting players, coaches, and fans to come to practice each week an hour early ... to say prayers together.
May our lives be "distinguished for its devotional character." I have learned that collective worship of people of all faith backgrounds is a powerful force. "Uniting with others in prayer, turning [our] hearts in supplication to [our] Maker, and calling to [our] aid those spiritual forces upon which the efficacy of [our] individual and collective efforts depends" is good for the city of Tacoma, good for a football team that has Tacoma in its name, and good for its fans.
Join me at 1 p.m. at Stewart Heights Park. I'll have a circle of chairs. And there will be sunshine. God willing. -gw

"With every sacrifice that is made, with every forward step that is taken along the toilsome and long road they are destined to tread, with every victory dearly and laboriously won by the champions, ... a measure of blessing from on high will undoubtedly be vouchsafed..." - Shoghi Effendi 

Posted via email from Baha'i Views

No comments: