While walking around the streets of Santa Fe, I glanced over and this piece of art caught my eye. I was drawn to it. The simplicity of it. The colors: green for Life and Nature, a hint of yellow for Happiness. The prayerful hands, the serene, closed eyes, and the head ever so slightly bowed in prayer.
I flipped it over and read the title: “A Green Prayer.” Next, I glanced down at the artist’s name: Muller Davis. Green — my last name. Davis — my son’s first name. What a HAPPY, PEACEFUL feeling. Sold!
I’ve been wanting to share it with you for several weeks now. But I haven’t felt moved to write about anything in particular, other than what I’ve already shared. So, I’ve kept it in my office, looking at it often and with a joyful heart. I decided when the time was right, I’d know.
During a prayer circle my FAITH Sisters held for me this week, I hit me: now is the time.
The prayer circle was comprised of many rituals. It was actually more of a ceremony – an elaborate ceremony. Today I’m only sharing one morsel of the ceremony.
Going around the circle, one at a time, each person offered up a one to two word prayer for me (presented below). As each person said their prayer, I looked them in the eye, felt their love and sincerity, accepted their profound gift and blessing, and offered gratitude. As the last person spoke, I realized that their prayers made up “A Green Prayer.” With their heartfelt words, they had embodied the same simple, beautiful, circular flow the artist had portrayed in the piece of art I’d been so drawn to. And once again, I felt Happy. Peaceful.
Here are their one-to-two word prayers:
Christian: Trust Life
Kathleen M.: Happiness
Alice: Light and Healing
Amy: No Chemo
Kathleen Z.: Perfection
Jessica: Divine Light
Nancy: Letting Go
Kathy: In The Moment
And so it is. Amen.