Your Very Existence Is An Answered Prayer

Did you know that you are already on someone’s altar? Someone is out there praying for you. Rooting for you. Can you imagine what the world would look like if we were all rooting for each other? Big or small, praying for someone else has a domino effect on the wellness of the world.

Your Very Existence Is An Answered Prayer
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It’s humbling knowing somebody prayed for you. That time you were at the right place at the right time? That was a community member praying for you. That time you said “no” to being disrespected? That was an ancestor reminding you of your worth. 

We’re already on somebody’s altar and in their prayers. Now it’s our turn to pray for someone else. 

A prayer for someone can be a manifestation, expression of gratitude, or a mindful intention. It can be done at an altar, in a journal, or wherever it is you go to talk to God. 

Praying for someone else deepens our relationship with God. Praying teaches compassion. It’s easy to pray for loved ones, but compassion comes when we can still pray for those who have caused harm. 

Here, we remember Jesus on the cross. Even as he was being crucified, he still prayed for his tormentors: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”Maya Angelou wrote, “I am the dream and the hope of the slave. “ We’re our ancestors’ prayers manifested. 

When was the last time you prayed for someone else? Every time we pray for our community, we uplift future generations

Liberation begins when we’re able to pray outside of ourselves. Prayer is the spiritual solidarity the world needs, now more than ever. 

Let’s pray. And then let’s turn our prayers into actions. 

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