Rituals 2016-2021

We would like to offer you these three sample Prayers for World Healing rituals for you to try them with your group. You are welcome to use them as a starting point and adapt them in any way you see fit. For instance, one could adapt them to create a Christian or a Buddhist ritual.

If there is anything you wish to ask, please send an email to Steve at grumbla342@gmail.com or to our Office info@ihuk.org.

In designing these Rituals, we have drawn inspiration from several spiritual traditions including the universal Sufism of Hazrat Inayat Khan who taught the unity of all peoples and religions. These are some quotes of the teachings of Inayat Khan:


“The Sufi's God is the only Being that exists. His teacher is the spirit of inner guidance; his holy book is the manuscript of nature, his community is the whole of humanity. His religion is love. There is no god of any people who is not his God, no spiritual teacher of any creed who is not his teacher. There is no sacred scripture that he does not accept, since he is the worshipper of light and the follower of love, and yet he is free from all the world's distinctions and differences.”

Volume V - Spiritual Liberty

 

“If only we would recognize the inner voice, we would see that the different scriptures all contain words spoken by one and the same voice. Some hear the voice, others only hear the words, just as in nature some see only the branches and others the roots of the tree; but all these different scriptures and ways of worship and of contemplating God are given for one purpose: the realization of unity. In unity resides the happiness and illumination of man, and his guidance in life.

True life cannot be ours until unity is achieved. It is the work of religion to promote the spirit of unity, in the knowledge and love of God to whom all devotion belongs. Man often seeks for psychic, occult, and magnetic powers. This is not the purpose of religion; these developments come of themselves. Where there is life and love, there is magnetism; love itself is the healing power and the remedy for all pain. All occult powers belong to the divine life, but man should live a natural life and realize the nature of God. The only studies which are worth accomplishing are those which lead to the realization of God, and of unity first with God and then with the self, and so with all. It is not necessary for us to be told that we have progressed; we ourselves will know when our hearts go forward; and by loving, forgiving, and serving, our whole life becomes one single vision of the sublime beauty of God.”

Volume IX - The Unity of Religious Ideals

 

“What is the message of Sufism? Sufism is the message of digging out that water-like life which has been buried by the impressions of this material life. God is to be found in the heart of man, which is his shrine. That living thing in the heart is love. It may come forth as kindness, as friendship, as sympathy, as tolerance, as forgiveness, but in whatever form this living water rises from the heart, it proves the heart to be a divine spring. And when once this spring is open and is rising, then everything that a man does in action, in word, or in feeling is all religion; that man becomes truly religious. If there is any new religion to come, it will be this religion, the religion of the heart.”

Volume IX - The Unity of Religious Ideals


COP26 10-Minute Ritual


Please practise during/after COP26 in Glasgow: 31 Oct – 12 Nov 2021


1. Spend a little time watching the breath flow in and out.

Invite any Being of healing to be present with you during the ritual.


2. Say an invocation:

Towards the One

The Perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty

The Spirit of Peace and Healing,

United with All.


3. Becoming a channel for peace. Say the Peace Mantra:

Peace in my Heart - Peace in this Place - Peace in our Land - And throughout the World - Peace


4. Becoming a channel for healing.

Let these words by Hazrat Inayat Khan rest in the breath. [3 times]

Inhale My body, heart and soul

Exhale radiate the healing spirit of God


5. Offering four focuses for peace and healing.

After naming each focus, repeat silently Shafee (or O Divine Healer) on the in-breath, and

Kafee (or O Divine Remedy) on the out-breath 5 times

After the five breaths, repeat out loud:


Ya Rahman, Ya Rahim (or O Compassionate and Merciful One) [3 times]


a) We embrace and pray for all aspects of our being which are harming the planet

through exploitation, pollution, and insufficient care

b) We embrace and pray for all in the world who are harming the planet through

exploitation, pollution, and insufficient care

c) We embrace and pray for all in the world who are suffering from climate change

and deforestation

d) We embrace and pray for all of the world’s political and business leaders and decision

makers, that they will make and implement the ecological policies necessary for the

safeguarding and healing of the planet


6. Repeat Aman (or Protection) 11 times: invoking divine Sanctuary for the world.


7. Repeat Ya Shakur [Gratitude] 3 times in recognition of the abundance and blessings the earth offers us.


8. Raise the hands above the head, and gently brush the subtle energy down in front of the body. Then take a few slow breaths.


9. Saint (Mother) Teresa of Kolkata said:

‘Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.’

Take a moment in silence to reflect upon a small thing we can do with great love, now in our

lives, to better safeguard the planet.


10. To close, say the Gaelic Blessing, as if to each other and the whole world:

Deep peace of the running wave to you

Deep peace of the flowing air to you

Deep peace of the quiet earth to you

Deep peace of the shining stars to you

Deep peace of the Spirit of Peace to you


Ritual: September 2021


INTRO: Today we are focusing on Racial Equality. We encourage people to use or adapt these rituals to use individually, or in their healing groups.

Let us share together an Invocation:

Towards the One

The Perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty

The Spirit of Peace and Healing,

United with All.

 

The overall theme of this morning’s ritual is to channel healing to those who are working for positive change in the field of racial equality.

Let us say the following prayer from the Jewish Kabbalistic tradition:

Let us gather together. Let us draw together.

Let us form a vessel to catch the dew of heaven.

Let us rise up and go to that Holy Place of meeting,

Gather there with the companions of the Light.

Let the veil of heaven be drawn back.

 

Attunement …

Let us say the following adapted Tibetan Buddhist Prayer:

May we be at peace,

May our heart remain open.

May we awaken to the light

of our own true nature.

May we be healed,

May we be a source of healing

for all beings.

 

Some words of Hazrat Inayat Khan:

‘God alone is the healer ….

It is not the solid wood that makes the flute, it is the empty reed. The healer is only the instrument which God, Her/Himself is using ….’ HIK Vol. IV Part II Ch. III

‘The power of the healer depends upon the warmth of her/his heart. Devotees by their power of concentration, by their purity of life, and by their divine love become wonderful healers. Their every tear and sigh become a source of healing for themselves and those around them. Devotion is the fire in which all infirmities are consumed …’ HIK Vol IX

 

Preparing to become a channel for healing

Let us silently breathe in and out to the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan –

Inhale My body, heart and soul

Exhale radiate the healing spirit of God/the Goddess

HIK V of II 44

 

As each focus is named, let us ALL repeat silently five times:

Shafee on each inhalation (the divine source of healing)

Kafee on each exhalation (the all-sufficient power of healing).

After the five breaths:

Let us repeat out loud:

Ya Rahman, Ya Rahim x3 (divine compassion/divine mercy)

We embrace and pray for:

a) All who are striving to bring justice and healing to those affected by the Transatlantic slave trade.

b) All who are helping to bring about racial equality, respect, inclusion and harmony in our schools

c) All who are working to ensure that black and Asian people have full access to higher education and apprenticeship courses

d) All who are helping to ensure that black and Asian people have full employment opportunities

e) All who are working for racial equality, respect, inclusion and fairness in the

workplace

f) All who are working for racial equality and justice in the legal system

 

Let’s take a breath with some more words of Hazrat Inayat Khan:

‘It has been said that we grow into the likeness of that which we habitually contemplate.

Therefore, constant and habitual contemplation of the perfect ideal, dwelling in thought upon the attributes of divine beauty, keeping the heart tuned to the note of love and harmony, and making this the practice of daily life, the mind still and calm, the heart pure and open so that it can reflect the perfect Will – this should be the aim of life of the one who aspires to serve humanity as a spiritual healer.’ HIK Vol VIII Ch. XXIII

 

Let us embrace and pray for:

g) All who are helping to create racial equality, harmony, inclusion and safety within the community

h) All who are helping to ensure that black and Asian people have equal access to good quality health, housing and recreation

i) All who are helping to ensure that black and Asian people have full opportunities to express and share their culture

j) All who are working to construct a vibrant, cohesive and harmonious society, built upon mutual respect, inclusion, care, compassion and friendship

k) we pray for the healing of our whole beautiful planet which continually sustains all peoples and all species without exception.

 

ALL repeat Aman x33: invoking divine Sanctuary for the world

A song

Let us join hands and birth a new world

Birth it in joyfully

Birth it in harmony

Birth it with ecstasy,

filled with our love

 

 

Let us say the following Buddhist prayer:

May all beings be well,

may all beings be happy.

Peace, peace, peace.

 

 

Let us say the following Sikh Blessing:

‘By thy grace, may there be peace and goodwill among all people everywhere.’

14. Host – closes ritual, perhaps with the following words of Saint (Mother) Teresa of Kolkata:

‘Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.’


Ritual: July 2021

NurJamil - Welcome to Prayers for World Healing


INTRO: The Prayers for World Healing rituals are held every two months. Today we are focusing on healing for our beautiful planet as a Whole. Our next meeting will take place from 7 – 8 pm on Saturday 11 September when we will have a special Racial Equality ritual. We encourage people to use or adapt these rituals to use individually, or in their healing groups


Let us share an Invocation together:         

Towards the One

The Perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty

The Spirit of Peace and Healing,

United with All.                                           

 

Karim - An introduction to the theme of Ecology; a holistic perspective, recognising the sacred (the 'life force') in each and every element of the cosmos. Honouring all spaces and places, and all inhabitants of those spaces/places.

Attunementcelebrating the Wholeness of the Universe, a tapestry of interwoven threads. Attuning to/Experiencing our own place and life as one divine thread within this miraculous, ever-changing tapestry [there is no separation except in our minds].

Steve - Reading from Hazrat Inayat Khan:

'.....when one adopts a mystical point of view then, if one is among rocks, if one stands still in the mountains, if one goes alone into the solitude, one begins to feel an upliftment, a sense of peace, a kind of at-one-ment with the rocks, hills, and mountains. What does this mean? It means that the same spirit which is in us, is also in the mountain and rocks, it is buried in the rocks as it is in a less degree in ourselves, but it is the same spirit. That is why we are attracted to mountains ..... What can the mountains give us? Harmony, peace, calmness, a sense of patience, endurance. They inspire us with the idea that they have been waiting for perhaps thousands of years for an upliftment which comes through the development of nature from rock to plant, from plant to animal, from animal to man. This gradual unfoldment of the spirit is buried in all these different aspects of nature; and at each step, from rock to plant, from plant to animal, and from animal to man, the spirit is able to express itself more freely, is able to move more freely.


(HIK Vol. VIIIa)

Karim - Setting sacred space and invoking the Elements; sharing together Murshid's Element breaths (5 breaths for each element)


Earth               in and out through the nose         

Water             in through the nose, out through the mouth

Fire                  in through the mouth, out through the nose

Air                   in and out through the mouth

Ether               very fine breaths, in and out through the nose and mouth... so fine that

one loses the distinction between nose/mouth and we can perhaps we allow the separation between inner and outer to dissolve.

Reflect upon the integration of these elements within the Earth; treasuring the distinctiveness . . . and the Unity.

 

NurJamil - Preparing to become a channel for healing

Let us silently breathe in and out to the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan –

 

Inhale              My body, heart and soul

Exhale             radiate the healing spirit of God

HIK V of II 44


Steve offers the focuses for healing:

 After each focus is named, ALL repeat silently five times:

Shafee on each inhalation

(the divine source of healing)

Kafee on each exhalation

(the all-sufficient power of healing).

 

Led by Steve, let us repeat out loud:

Ya Rahman Ya Rahim x3 (divine compassion/divine mercy)

 

a) we embrace and pray for all micro-organisms – including all bacteria and viruses. We remember that these are the building blocks for all life on Earth and are integral parts of ourselves.

b) we embrace and pray for all funghi, mosses and lichens.

c) we embrace and pray for all plants and trees.

d) we embrace and pray for all insects and invertebrates.

e) we embrace and pray for all fishes, amphibians, reptiles and birds.

f) we embrace and pray for all animals including our human family in all its amazing diversity.

 

Steve - Let's take a breath with words from Wangari Maathai (the First African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize):

Malika - 'When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and hope. We also secure the future for our children.'

"We are called to heal the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process to heal our own."

Steve:

g) we embrace and pray for all people who are working to protect the integrity of all species and habitats

h) We embrace and pray for our lands, lakes, rivers, oceans and atmosphere, and we pray for the healing of our whole beautiful planet which continually sustains all peoples and all species without exception.

 

ALL repeat silently five times:

Shafee on each inhalation

(the divine source of healing)

Kafee on each exhalation

(the all-sufficient power of healing).

 

NurJamil - ALL repeat Aman x33: invoking divine Sanctuary for the world

 

NurJamil - Reading of words from Julian of Norwich

 

I may make all things well,

and I can make all things well,

and I will make all things well,

and I shall make all things well;

and you will see yourself

that every kind of thing will be well.

 

Malika – Let us share Pope Francis's Prayer for our Earth

All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe

and in the smallest of your creatures.

You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.

Pour out upon us the power of your love,

that we may protect life and beauty.

Fill us with peace, that we may live

as brothers and sisters, harming no one.

O God of the poor,

help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,

so precious in your eyes.

Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it,

that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.

Touch the hearts

of those who look only for gain

at the expense of the poor and the earth.

Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,

to be filled with awe and contemplation,

to recognize that we are profoundly united

with every creature

as we journey towards your infinite light.

We thank you for being with us each day.

 

Karim - Let us end by sharing the Gaelic Blessing:

Deep peace of the running wave to you

Deep peace of the flowing air to you

Deep peace of the quiet earth to you

Deep peace of the shining stars to you

Deep peace of the Spirit of Peace to you

 

The following ritual was used in a local Zoom group, and is included as an example of how the Prayers for World Healing rituals can be freely adapted.

Wales Healing Circle July 2021

Ritual: Healing and Honouring Ancestors


1.   Attunement to Beings of Healing including Sacred Mountains, Rivers, Trees.

 

2.   Element Breaths

 

3.   The Invocation

Towards the One

The Perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty

The Spirit of Peace and Healing,

United with All.

 

4.   Quote: Murshid

When the soul comes into the physical world it receives an offering from the whole universe; and that offering is the body in which to function. It is not offered to the soul only by the parents, but by the ancestors, by the nation and race into which the soul is born, and by the whole human race. This body is not only an offering of the human race, but is an outcome of something that the whole world has produced for ages; a clay which has been kneaded a thousand times over; a clay which has been prepared so that in its very development it has become more intelligent, more radiant, and more living; a clay which appeared first in the mineral kingdom, which developed in the vegetable kingdom, which then appeared as the animal, and which was finished in the making of that body which is offered to the new-coming human soul.

The soul is direct from heaven; it functions in a body, and it is this body through which it experiences life on the earth more fully. No doubt the better the instrument the greater the satisfaction of the soul. When one looks from this point of view at the whole creation one feels it to be the truth that not only man, but the whole of manifestation, was created in the image of God.


5.    An attunement to peace. X7

Inhale:  Peace in my heart

Exhale: My heart radiates peace

 

6.    Preparing to become a channel for healing. X7

Inhale: My body, heart and soul

Exhale:  radiate the healing spirit of God

 

7.    The focuses for peace and healing.

 

After each focus is named, let us repeat silently Shafee on the inhalation, and Kafee on the exhalation five times (this means the divine source of healing and the all-sufficient power of healing). After the fifth time, let us repeat out loud  Ya Rahman Ya Rahim three times (meaning divine compassion and divine mercy)

 

i)           We embrace and pray for our human ancestors, known and unknown to us and all humans now living

ii)          We embrace and pray for our mammalian ancestors and all mammals now living

iii)         We embrace and pray for our bird ancestors and all birds now living

iv)         We embrace and pray for our reptilian ancestors and all reptiles now living

v)          We embrace and pray for our amphibian ancestors and all amphibians now living

vi)         We embrace and pray for our fish ancestors and all fish now living

vii)        We embrace and pray for our invertebrate ancestors including insects and all invertebrates now living

viii)       We embrace and pray for all our plant ancestors and all plants of all kinds now living

ix)         We embrace and pray for our bacteria and virus ancestors and all such organisms now living

 

We pray for the healing of our beautiful planet which continually sustains all peoples and all species without exception. We thank you for our ancestry, this clay which has been kneaded over and over again; we recognise all as having its own consciousness and intelligence and acknowledge all as family, and we thank you for the experience and inheritance we have been given over thousands and thousands of years.

 

Repeat Ya Shakur x7 Divine Gratitude

 

8.   Let us repeat Aman x33: invoking divine Sanctuary for the world

 

9.   A Rumi Poem

I died as a mineral and became a plant,
I died as plant and rose to animal,
I died as animal and I was Man.
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
Yet once more I shall die as Man, to soar
With angels blest; but even from angelhood
I must pass on: all except God doth perish.
When I have sacrificed my angel-soul,
I shall become what no mind e'er conceived.
Oh, let me not exist! for Non-existence
Proclaims in organ tones, 'To Him we shall return.'

10.            Khatum

O Thou, Who art the Perfection of Love, Harmony, and Beauty, Sovereign of heaven and earth,
Open our hearts, that we may hear Thy Voice, which constantly cometh from within.
Disclose to us Thy Divine Light, which is hidden in our souls,
that we may know and understand life better.
Most Merciful and Compassionate God, give us Thy great Goodness;
Teach us Thy loving Forgiveness;
Raise us above the distinctions and differences which divide men;
Send us the Peace of Thy Divine Spirit, And unite us all in Thy Perfect Being.
Amen.

 

11. Gaelic  Blessing:

Deep peace of the running wave to you

Deep peace of the flowing air to you

Deep peace of the quiet earth to you

Deep peace of the shining stars to you

Deep peace of the Spirit of Peace to you

 

Ritual: May 2021

 

1. Welcome to this evening's Prayers for World Healing.

The Prayers for World Healing rituals are held every two months. We encourage people to use or adapt the ritual to use individually, or in their healing groups. Today's focuses for healing include various inter-connected strands, such as ecology, disease, conflict and racial equality.

 

Attunement: Invite into the circle with you any being you feel comfortable with.

 

The Five Element Breath

Earth: Inhale nose, exhale nose x 5

Water: Inhale nose, exhale mouth x 5

Fire: Inhale mouth, exhale nose x 5

Air: Inhale and exhale mouth x 5

Ether: Very fine breath inhaling and exhaling through the nose x 5

 

Let us say The Invocation

Towards the One

The Perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty

The Spirit of Peace and Healing,

United with All.

 

2. Let us say the following words from the Jewish Kabbalistic tradition:

Let us gather together, draw together.

Let us form a Vessel, to catch the dew of Heaven.

Let us rise, and go to that Holy place of Meeting and gather there,

      with the Companions of the Light.

Let the Veil of Heaven be drawn back ...

 

3. The FACILITATOR (Steve) leads everyone in an attunement to peace.

 

Breathing meditation: let these words rest in our breath. [7 times]

Inhale:  Peace in my heart

Exhale: My heart radiates peace

 

4. Preparing to become a channel for healing.

Again, let these words by Hazrat Inayat Khan rest in our breath. [7 times]

Inhale              My body, heart and soul

Exhale             radiate the healing spirit of God

 

[Steve says: Malika will now share the focuses for healing.]

 

5. The FACILITATOR (Malika) offers the focuses for peace and healing, already submitted.

After each focus is named, let us repeat silently Shafee on the inhalation, and Kafee on the exhalation five times (this means the divine source of healing and the all-sufficient power of healing). After the fifth time, let us repeat out loud  Ya Rahman Ya Rahim three times (meaning divine compassion and divine mercy)

 

a) we embrace and pray for all who are affected by life-threatening diseases or viruses

b) we embrace and pray for the people of India

c) we embrace and pray for the people of Yemen & Syria

d) we embrace and pray for the people of Palestine/Israel

e) we embrace and pray for the Uyghur people of China, and the Rohingya people of Myanmar

f) we embrace and pray for all who are subjected to racial hatred on social media

g) we embrace and pray for all who are working for racial harmony and justice

h) we embrace and pray for all young people growing up in today's world

i) we embrace and pray for all world leaders and their peoples, as they tackle environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity and the climate crisis.

j) and we pray for the healing of our beautiful planet which continually sustains all peoples and all species without exception

 

Led by the FACILITATOR (Malika) We pray for those focuses in the world un-named and in need of prayers

 

6. Led by the FACILITATOR (Malika) Let us repeat Aman x33: invoking divine Sanctuary for the world

 

7. Led by the FACILITATOR (Steve), let us say the following written by Julian of Norwich:

I may make all things well,

and I can make all things well,

and I will make all things well,

and I shall make all things well;

and you will see yourself

that every kind of thing will be well.

 

8. Led by the FACILITATOR (Steve), we ALL close with the

Gaelic  Blessing:

 

Deep peace of the running wave to you

Deep peace of the flowing air to you

Deep peace of the quiet earth to you

Deep peace of the shining stars to you

Deep peace of the Spirit of Peace to you 



Ritual: March 2021 


1. Welcome to Prayer for the World Healing

Invocation

Towards the One
The Perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty
The Only Being
United with All the Illuminated Souls
Who Form the Embodiment of the Messenger
The Spirit of Guidance

 

2. Introduction to the theme of Enslavement/Transatlantic Slave Trade and Covid


3. Setting sacred space and calling the Elements from a Dagara Tradition (West Africa) Teachings of Sobonfu Some: 

Fire
Water   
Earth
Mineral
Nature                  


4. Song calling upon the Ancestors

Calling Female Ancestors
Puor-ah Maan mine
Puor-ah Maan mine
Puor-ah Maan mine
Puor-ah Maan mine ooooh aaaah

Calling Male Ancestors
Puor-ah Saan mine
Puor-ah Saan mine
Puor-ah Saan mine ooooh
Puor-ah Saan mine ooooh  aaaah


5. Preparing to become a channel for healing

Let us silently breathe in and out to the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan –

Inhale              My body, heart and soul
Exhale             radiate the healing spirit of God/Goddess  

“HIK V of II 44”


6. The FACILITATOR (F) offers the focuses for healing

After each focus is named, ALL repeat silently Shafee on the inhalation Kafee on the exhalation x5 (the divine source of healing/the all-sufficient power of healing).


7.  Theme: Enslavement/Transatlantic Slave Trade/Covid  

Focuses – part 1

a) All who lost their lives while being abducted        

b) All who perished on board the slave ships        

c) All the enslaved people who suffered through cruelty and disease in the camps and plantations

d) All the enslaved people and their descendants who have been stripped of their culture, religion, identity and dignity

e) All the indigenous people who lost their lives, land and culture through Western colonisation.                             


8. Desmond Tutu wrote:                                      

‘Forgiving and being reconciled to our enemies or our loved ones are not about pretending that things are other than they are. It is not about patting one another on the back and turning a blind eye to the wrong. True reconciliation exposes the awfulness, the abuse, the hurt, the truth. It could even sometimes make things worse. It is a risky undertaking but in the end it is worthwhile, because in the end only an honest confrontation with reality can bring real healing. Superficial reconciliation can bring only superficial healing.’


9. Inhale: My body, heart and soul

Exhale: radiate the healing spirit of God


10. Focuses – part 2

f) All who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome 

g) All who are suffering from present-day enslavement           

h) For all our children and the future generations to be safe and live in harmony with each other.                                                  

i)Those in white community who are trying to find their way through their ancestor’s involvement in the slave trade

j) For the human beings who every day at the moment, cross the Mediterranean Sea & various others borders escaping conflict, poverty & environmental changes created by our choices of government & lifestyle.

k) All Black and Asian people who are suffering from the Covid pandemic                                                                                                                                      


11. Wangari Maathai: (First African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize ‘for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace’)

‘When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and     hope. We also secure the future for our children.’

“We are call to heal the Earth to heal her wounds and in    the process to heal our own.”   Wangari Maathai


12.  Lets take a breath and pray for the healing of our beautiful planet which continually sustains all peoples and all species without exception                       


13. Tribute song to Wangari – Polly Bolton

Sow the seed, it will be,
One more tree,
To grace the Earth.
Wangari, Wangari,
One seed, one tree, one woman unbound


14.  Inhale:   My body, heart and soul
Exhale:  Radiate the healing spirit of God


15.    For those focuses in the world un-named and in need of prayers

ALL repeat silently
Shafee  5x         
Kafee  x 5     
Invoking divine Sanctuary for the World                                                                      

Aman 33 x

From the Prayer Khatum     

Raise us above the distinctions and
differences which divide us;  
send us the Peace of Thy Divine Spirit,
And unite us all in Thy Perfect Being.  Amen 

Closing of the Elements                      


Ritual: 20 January 2021

1. The FACILITATOR (Steve) leads everyone in an attunement to peace.

Let us silently breathe in and out to these words of Thich Nhat Hanh, taken from his book ‘Being Peace’, which I will say three times:
Breathing in, I calm my body.
Breathing out, I smile.
Dwelling in the present moment
I know this is the only moment.


2. Let us say together an adapted version of the Druid Call for Peace:

Deep within the still centre of our being
May we find peace.
Silently within the quiet of the Grove
May we share peace.
Gently within the greater circle of humankind
May we radiate peace.


3. Led by the FACILITATOR (Steve), ALL repeat this Invocation:

Towards the One
The Perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty
The Spirit of Peace and Healing,
United with All.


4. Let us say the following words from the Jewish Kabbalistic tradition:

Let us gather together, draw together.
Let us form a Vessel, to catch the dew of Heaven.
Let us rise, and go to that Holy place of Meeting and gather there,
with the Companions of the Light.
Let the Veil of Heaven be drawn back …


5. Led by the FACILITATOR (Steve), ALL repeat

Ya Jami Ya Salaam x11
(the divine Gatherer; the divine Source of Peace)
[Steve says: NJ will now share the focuses for healing.]


6. The FACILITATOR (NJ) offers the focuses for peace and healing, already submitted.

After each focus is named, ALL repeat silently Shafee on the inhalation Kafee on the exhalation x5 (the divine source of healing/the all-sufficient power of healing).

Led by the FACILTATOR (NJ), ALL repeat out loud

Ya Rahman Ya Rahim x3 (divine compassion/divine mercy)
a) All people who are suffering with Covid 19
b) All who are caring for people with Covid 19
c) All who are feeling lonely and isolated during lockdown
d) All who are suffering from domestic violence, now exacerbated by lockdown
e) The people of the USA
f) The Christians of northern Nigeria
g) All who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome
h) All who are helping to create and maintain racial equality
i) The planet’s atmosphere and waters
j) All species facing extinction
k) We pray for the healing of our beautiful planet which continually sustains all peoples and all species without exception
After all focuses are offered, ALL repeat “6.” for those focuses in the world un-named and in need of prayers


7. Led by the FACILITATOR (NJ), ALL repeat Aman x33: invoking divine Sanctuary for the world

8. Led by the FACILITATOR (Steve), ALL say the following adapted Hindu prayer:

O God, lead us from the unreal to the Real.
O God, lead us from darkness to light.
O God, lead us from death to immortality.
Shanti, Shanti, Shanti unto all.

 

9. Led by the FACILITATOR (Steve), we ALL close with the

Gaelic Blessing:
Deep peace of the running wave to you
Deep peace of the flowing air to you
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep peace of the shining stars to you
Deep peace of the Spirit of Peace to you


 

Ritual: 19 November 2020:

The FACILITATOR leads everyone in an attunement to peace.

 

Let us say together an adapted version of the Druid Call for Peace:

Deep within the still centre of our being
May we find peace.
Silently within the quiet of the Grove
May we share peace.
Gently within the greater circle of humankind
May we radiate peace.

 

Led by the FACILITATOR, ALL repeat this Invocation:

Towards the One
The Perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty
The Spirit of Peace and Healing,
United with All.

 

Let us say the following words from the Jewish Kabbalistic tradition:

Let us gather together, draw together.
Let us form a Vessel, to catch the dew of Heaven.
Let us rise and go to that Holy place of Meeting and gather there, with the Companions of the Light.
Let the Veil of Heaven be drawn back …

 

Led by the FACILITATOR, ALL repeat

Ya Jami Ya Salaam x11: the divine Gatherer; the divine Source of Peace

 

The FACILITATOR offers the focuses for peace and healing, already submitted.

 

After each focus is named, ALL repeat silently

Shafee on the inhalation Kafee on the exhalation x5:
the divine source of healing/the all-sufficient power of healing.

 

Led by the FACILTATOR, ALL repeat out loud

Ya Rachman Ya Rahim x3: divine compassion/divine mercy

All who suffer from racial discrimination
All the ancestors of Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people who suffered from enslavement, brutality and torture
All who are suffering from the effects of slavery
All who are working towards truth and
reconciliation in the field of racism
All Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people who are disproportionately affected by Covid 19
All people who are suffering with Covid 19
All who are caring for people with Covid 19
All who have lost loved ones in the pandemic
All who are anxious or depressed during lockdown
All who are separated from their loved ones due to the pandemic
We pray for the healing of our beautiful planet which continually sustains all peoples and all species without exception.

 

After all focuses are offered, ALL repeat Shafee Kafee for those focuses in the world un-named and in need of prayers.

 

Led by the FACILITATOR,ALL repeat

Aman x33: invoking divine Sanctuary for the world

 

Led by the FACILITATOR, ALL say the following adapted Tibetan Buddhist prayer:

May we be at peace,
May our hearts remain open.
May we awaken to the light
of our own true nature.
May we be healed, and
May we be a source of healing
for all beings.

 

Led by the FACILITATOR, we ALL close with the Gaelic Blessing:

Deep peace of the running wave to you
Deep peace of the flowing air to you
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep peace of the shining stars to you
Deep peace of the Spirit of Peace to you

 

Ritual: 15 September 2020

The FACILITATOR leads everyone in an attunement to peace.

Let us begin by watching the breath, allowing it to follow its natural rhythm, flowing in through our nostrils, and flowing out. In and out, in and out.

Let us imagine we are each a stringed instrument, such as a guitar or a cello, and that for the music played upon us to sound sweet, we need to be properly tuned.

Can we imagine that the entire world is being tuned, like ourselves, to the vibrations of Love, Peace and Healing, and that these vibrations form a cloak of white or golden light, enfolding the planet.

Let us say together the Peace Mantra. As we say the words, let us imagine that the Spirit of Peace is already flooding into our Hearts, and radiating outwards filling our Community, Land, and the entire World:

 

Peace in my Heart
Peace in this Place
Peace in our Land
And Throughout the World Peace.

 

Led by the FACILITATOR, ALL repeat this Invocation:

Towards the One
The perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty
The Spirit of Peace and Healing,
United with All.

 

Here are some words from the Jewish Kabbalistic tradition:

Let us gather together, draw together. 
Let us form a Vessel, to catch the dew of Heaven. 
Let us rise and go to that Holy place of Meeting and gather there, with the Companions of the Light. 
Let the Veil of Heaven be drawn back …

 

Led by the FACILITATOR, ALL repeat

Ya Jami Ya Salaam x11: the divine Gatherer; the divine Source of Peace

 

The FACILITATOR offers the focuses for peace and healing, already submitted:

All BADGERS that are being persecuted
All
ANIMALS which are treated cruelly
All who are
CARING for sick or injured ANIMALS
All the people of BELARUS
All who are suffering from the CIVIL WAR IN SYRIA
All the Syrian people who have become DISPLACED
All who are providing HUMANITARIAN AID in Syria
All who are helping to REBUILD the country
All creatures who are being affected by
DEFORESTATION
All creatures who are being affected by FOREST FIRES
All those who are REPLANTING AND CARING for Trees

 

After each focus is named, ALL repeat silently Shafee on the inhalation Kafee on the exhalation x5:

the divine source of healing/the all-sufficient power of healing.

 

Led by the FACILTATOR, ALL repeat out loud Ya Rachman Ya Rahim x3:

divine compassion/divine mercy

 

After all focuses are offered, ALL repeat Shafee Kafee for those focuses in the world un-named and in need of prayers.

 

Led by the FACILITATOR, ALL repeat Aman x33: invoking divine Sanctuary for the world

 

Led by the FACILITATOR, ALL say the Baha’i Prayer for Peace, below:

Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity.
Be fair in thy judgement and guarded in thy speech.
Be a lamp unto those who walk in darkness, and a home to the stranger.
Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring.
Be a breath of life to the body of humankind, a dew to the soil of the human heart,
and a fruit upon the tree of humility.

 

Led by the FACILITATOR, we ALL close with the Buddhist Prayer:

May all beings be well,
may all beings be happy. 
Peace, peace, peace

 

 

Ritual: 2017:

The FACILITATOR leads everyone in an attunement to peace, salaam, shalom, om shanti (“peace” in other languages may be added); possibly as a chant. ALL repeat The Peace Mantra:

Peace in my Heart,
Peace in this Place,
Peace in our Land
and throughout the World,
Peace

 

Led by the FACILITATOR, ALL repeat this Invocation:

Towards the One
The perfection of love, harmony and beauty
The spirit of peace and healing,
United with all.

 

Led by the FACILITATOR, ALL repeat Ya Jami Ya Salaam x11:

the divine Gatherer; the divine Source of Peace

 

The FACILITATOR offers focuses in the world for peace and healing, already submitted.

 

After each focus is given, ALL repeat silently

Shafee on the inhalation Kafee on the exhalation x5:

the divine source of healing/the all-sufficient power of healing

 

Led by the FACILTATOR, ALL repeat out loud

Ya Rachman Ya Rahim x3: divine compassion/divine mercy

 

After all focuses are offered, ALL repeat Shafee Kafee for those focuses in the world un-named and in need of prayers

 

Led by the FACILITATOR, ALL repeat Aman x33:

invoking divine Sanctuary for the world

 

Led by the FACILITATOR, ALL say Pope Francis’ prayer, below:

A prayer for our earth
All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.

 

Led by the FACILITATOR, we ALL close with “May all beings be well, may all beings be happy.  Peace, peace, peace” possibly chanted. 

© Inayatiyya Healing Order (UK) 2020