‘Ohana means family –
no one gets left behind,
and no one is ever forgotten.
~ Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, Lilo & Stitch
Father, I adore you and give you thanks for creating me to be just who I am. My genes, my life conditions, my space in life and time. You created me to enjoy the fullness of life, Your life in me. I believe that You desire to make my family whole and that You have already begun to heal us in all the ways we need healing. Take away my built-in defenses. Remove all the barriers that prevent healing and my accepting fully Your love for me and my family members. I look forward to the time in which Your work will be completed and I believe that I will be an instrument of that healing for my entire family.
God, I ask for the grace I need to forgive all who have ever hurt me. I ask to be representative of my family in receiving grace to pray for all who have hurt any members of my family, individually or collectively. I ask forgiveness from all whom we have hurt. Heal us of all experiences that have made us feel guilty and ashamed, that have cause us to reject ourselves and to reject one another. Heal me of ridicule and of any incidents in my life or in the lives of my family members that have made us feel
Surround me with Your light, Lord, and penetrate the very depths of my being with that light. Let there remain no areas of darkness in me or in my family members, but transform our whole being with the healing light of Your love. Open me completely to receive Your love. Thank You for being our family healer and my personal healer.
(Adapted from A Prayer for Family Healing)
This Week’s Affirmation:
“I have the energy and passion to make my thoughts reality.”
(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)