May love and supply visit at your hearts’ door.
Fling open wide the windows of your souls to the freedoms of Bliss that is already yours by Divine Design. O let it be! O receive it now! Then say, “and so it is” …. and so it is! Amen. Amen.
PREDICTIONBENEDICTION - by the Reverend Dawnecia Palmer, OBA AFP AOC - Chief Commissioner PEACEMAKERS Prayer Patrols
As we approach the last few days of 2018 what lessons have been learnt? And are we any wiser going forward? Because if we haven’t learnt Life lessons and are none the wiser, we might very well find that instead of going forward, we are even further back than where we were, when the year begun.
In order to move forward, we must rid ourselves of these 3 things – Worry, Want, War.
Worry not – because we cease to be in the now – we have forgotten what we are. Want not – because we haven’t yet learned that all is as should be – we have forgotten whose we are. War not – because hate, fear, anger, guilt and pain consume, consummate and separate – we have forgotten who they are.
So as 2018 fades into history, let us be mindful of the follies that separatism brings, disasters and wars. Wars within, and those without, of personal, societal and country. Gross consumerism, materialism, maltreatment of the ozone through greed and political tyranny, gluttony and competitiveness increase the illusion of not-enoughness, and the incessant vacuum of discontent. And so, we fill our world with fears and stress and worry. Worry, the no.1 killer and not only does it kill personal joy, but it holds nations in terror, blocks out the light of camaraderie and trust for humanity, and in fear they subscribe to war.
Prayer " How good to know that God Is, Peace, Constant Supply, Blessed Assurance. How pleasant also to know that our life is the the life of God, and that, that Life lives and moves us all. It is good, it is very good. And standing on the final step of 2018 we delcare, war no more, I AM my supply, both now and always. Amen, amen, amen."
The PEACEMAKERS Prayer Patrols teams are as rays of light, bringing hope and uplifting communities in the areas they Patrol. If you are interested in joining or creating a team in your area please do get in touch with us through the Contact Us page.
Namaste and Blessings.
This End of Year blog was written by Reverend Dawnecia Palmer, Cheif Commissioner for PEACEMAKERS Prayer Patrols
PEACEMAKERS PRAYER PATROLS prays Peace for all.
May the presence of peace be felt and known throughout the earth, on land, air and sea,
And the spirit of peace born in each heart.
Five days until the end of 2016! and here, listed below, are the final 27 Countries of the 206 Countries Peacemakers have pledged to Prayer Patrol this year, by BLOCKS.
It has been a terrific year to date. There have been many published stories of horrific wars, millions of people were killed, injured, and suffered tremendous losses. But, there have also been much more glorious testimonies, of celebrations, victorious and courageous acts of giving and kindness, amazing stories of gratitude for lives saved, encouragements, personal development and numerous transformative adventures and innovations, the likes of which our planet has never before experienced, and Peacemakers are thankful to have had the opportunity to participate, by offering the global invitation to signup for the 2016 Peacemakers Global Prayer Patrol Mission.
"We are grateful for all who signed up to realize Peacemakers Vision for Global Peace in our world, country by country, one day at a time. It takes courage to hope amidst threats of terrorism. It takes guts and personal strength and integrity to love the seemingly unlovely and to pray for peace despite ongoing news stories of the climate and economic disasters affecting nations. Peacemakers are sowing seeds of Hope across nations. The world needs love. If we must have hope in this world then let this be it, that Peace may reign in each person, starting with us, and to the world, Let there Be peace! Let's do this. Let's do it now. Amen." - Comments and Prayer by Her Ladyship, Reverend Dawnecia Palmer, Peacemaker Prayer Patrol Commissioner.
In the final push to reach the whole world through prayer and gratitude, Peacemakers are appealing for you to signup today to show your support and to help accomplish this noble Mission for PEACE. You are also invited to place your prayers, messages of support and inspiring comments on the Contact US tab.
27 Countries from 26th December – 31st December 2016
|Uganda – Republic of Uganda|
|United Arab Emirates|
|United Kingdom – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
|United States – United States of America|
|Uruguay – Oriental Republic of Uruguay|
|Uzbekistan – Republic of Uzbekistan|
|Vanuatu – Republic of Vanuatu|
|Vatican City – Vatican City State|
|Venezuela – Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela|
|Vietnam – Socialist Republic of Vietnam|
|Yemen – Republic of Yemen|
|Zambia – Republic of Zambia|
|Zimbabwe – Republic of Zimbabwe|
|↑ UN member states and observer states ↑|
|↓ Other states ↓|
|Abkhazia – Republic of Abkhazia|
|Kosovo – Republic of Kosovo|
|Nagorno-Karabakh – Nagorno-Karabakh Republic|
|Northern Cyprus – Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus|
|Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic|
|Somaliland – Republic of Somaliland|
|South Ossetia – Republic of South Ossetia|
|Taiwan – Republic of China|
|Transnistria – Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic|
– Quote and prayers by Reverend Dawnecia Palmer, 11th September 2016.
Today, with thanksgiving and comfort, we hold in our prayers the lives of the precious ones which died on September 11th, 2001, in the ghastly Twin Towers attack, and for their beloved ones left behind.
As we remember, we do so in the knowing that they did not live in vain, nor did they die in vain, because we will never forget them,
endeavouring to keep the memories of them alive forever, within our hearts and lives.
Our last stop for PEACEMAKERS Global Prayer Mission USA was Tennessee, Nashville’s Cumberland View Projects, aka, the infamous Dodge City. We were told that this was one of the most crime-ridden areas, and had a string of weird looks and much discouragements from residents living outside the area. They told us that it would be unsafe for us to go there. But, this was not the first time we were told this about an area, town or city which we were about to Patrol. Thankfully we had Prayer Shields in the UK, New York, and Florida.
On the morning of the Patrol, our guide did not turn up and we were unable to make contact with him by telephone. However, we had a friendly bus driver who was familiar with the area and along the journey, we had opportunities to listen and chat with computers, and to pray.
As we were approaching Dodge City, the heavens opened. It rained continually, and so heavily, in fact, it lasted the whole period designated for the Patrol, so that we were forced to stay on the bus, and to pray from the bus. We could barely see through the rain drenched windows, and the little that we did see driving through the projects, was not a pretty site.
On our way back into the City, the rain began to lift, and we got off the bus outside Nashville’s Women’s Rescue Mission. We were not met with kindness nor empathy, and we were not allowed to speak with the women inside nor on the grounds outside. Someone said this was perhaps because we did not contact the Centre manager beforehand, and therefore we had no permission for a visit. But, there was a sheltered area about 200 yards across from the main Mission building, where several women sat smoking, taking cover from the drizzling rain. These women were extremely hard to reach. Some of them swore, some turn their backs as we approached them, one woman spat on the ground and a few just looked as if they were looking straight through us, their eyes appeared glazed as if staring into space, while some chatted in small clusters. However, of the lot, one young woman agreed to speak with us. She said we should refer to her as Dee.
Dee has been homeless for around 4 years, spending time in several shelters, and moving through a few States, but had been at this one for almost 2years. At first, she appeared sarcastic in tone, but as we engaged in conversation, she became less suspicious and became open and engaging. She told us that it was hard for someone to get out of this sort of situation, but that she longed for change. She was hopeful that one day she too would have money, get a place of her own, and make a better life for herself as well as having sufficient to also help others. She was keen that that break would come about from the lottery or some other big break like the Lottery. Dee had done some volunteering in the past, she had seen others getting out but somehow it seemed that she was never fortunate to be offered that chance. She also said that women sometimes were raped, robbed and abused in some of these Homes, and she was tired of this way of life. We listened and prayed with her, during the prayer a worker came over and ask us to move on. We truly felt that this was a case that Peacemakers could adopt and offer some sort of sponsorship. Dee would not give us her full name nor a personal contact telephone number, but she did promise to visit our website and that she would contact Reverend Palmer through the Contact Us page. So far, we have not heard from her. It is our hope that in time she may get in touch.
Dee remains in our thoughts and prayers, and although we were not allowed to use our camera on the grounds, we got one of Dee and the Rev as they sat in the shelter across from the Mission Centre.
Nashville Rescue Mission – Women Housing
< Left: See News of Police shooting in Dallas
> Right: See Video recording of Minnesota Police shooting
“It appears that we are living in desperate times,” says Peacemakers Prayer Patrols Chief Reverend Palmer this morning, in response to the recent civilian and Police shootings in Minnesota, Baten Rouge and Dallas. She continues, “It seems that the world is gone mad, quite mad. When persons aren’t planning to kill themselves, they are out there planning to take the life of another.
This insurgence of an insatiable desire to kill must not become the expected reality for our world.
We are being fed bad news of these atrocities day in and day out. There is also a surge to watch, listen to or else to participate in the most despicable killing acts, through the games being built and manufactured or through the films and programmes being made and produced. All in the name of industry, greed, in an unconsciousness of psychological disorder.
But in all of these bizarre random and sometimes coordinated acts of violence, we must realise that these aren’t really new to the planet.
These barbaric acts of violence may appear new and unsettling for our times, but acts of this sort has perpetuated the earth ever since mankind yeilded to the temptation of fear, to himself in separation, and away from the perfect alignment of the All Good, the glorious source of Life itself.
And although throughout the annals of history we have been shown redemptive processes, even the ultimate act of sacrifice and service to restore us to an original statehood of love and wholeness; mankind still crumble to the temptation to yield to the wretched insane idea of the basest of selfhood mentality, which is so totally off key, seeking to die and to kill, instead of yielding to the call to live, full, vibrant, magnificent lives.
Desperate measures mean not yielding to the fear of the hurt we think we feel about ourselves. Also not yielding to the fear of being hurt by others. Nor yielding to the fear which tempts us to hurt others. Therefore in true order, we should begin to love value and respect life itself. Then and only then, may we be able to love, value and respect it within ourselves. This would cause us to value and respect life in others, and ultimately, begin to hope that other people are also seeing life in the same way.
This is a rather simple but important measure, imperiative for the regeneration of our planet and ongoing good of mankind.
In fear, a person plans to take his own life. Feeling that his or her life is worth nothing in this world or at least, they feel that their life is of a far lesser value, especially in the cases of some suicide, and other cases where suicide bombers do it for rewards in the afterlife. In both instances, they were unconscious that the same LIFE that gave life in one existence is the same life everywhere.
At the root of all this destruction is fear. It is not about race, creed nor colour. It is about fear. It is this same fear and total disregard to life which prompts a Police officer to kill an unarmed man, and visa versa, an armed civillian killing an armed Officer. Fear takes on many disguises.
Fear has built and instituted religion so far back that unless man wakes up now, we will keep destroying ourselves, each other and the planet. A person might even say I am all alone, I feel so lonely, not realising or conscious that the life which breathes them is everywhere present. We are therefore never alone in life. And life is always good and magnificent.
Someone once told me that it would take a miracle to change the world, and I have pondered these words for years.
A miracle is a desperate measure.
A miracle to me means that something that is beyond the scope of the mere matter. And you know as I do that us humans, animals, in fact, everything in which the breath of life has a domain, which is the entire stuff of existence, including things inanimate; yes, you and I know that we fear everything that we do not quite understand, including ourselves. Have you never heard of the person who asks himself why am I like this, why can’t I stop this?…. And so it is that we have become afraid of ourselves. And this fear drives us to overeat, to get angry with ourselves, so much so that we seek ways to cheat and so to kill this self, in hope of escaping from the lesser we feel we are now, because of the false illusion self we think we should be, or have, or gain or become.
Love, Value and Appreciate life FIRST
But I encourage us all, including myself, that life is magnificent still, it will always be as it is. There really is no now in life, even this newness we speak about so mindfully is simply like a drug to hide away, to cushion and protect ourselves or else to create a false sense of a better self. No no no, we must see that it as we begin to Love, Value and Appreciate life FIRST, then life within our individual selfhood, that we could even begin to hope for change. All the praying will be in vain until this action is taken. Praying does not stop anything until the thing we pray for is stopped. However, our prayers can and do influence the good change we wish for. WE must all seek to become the good we wish to see in our society, in order for the miracle of a radically transformative environment on earth as in the Heaven.
Do you love, value and respect Life? In your own body? in others? When we speak of others, it is interesting that people often categorise this ‘others’. They speak as if the life itself within a close family member such as child or parent, husband and is different in an in-law, a close friend, a neighbour, a workmate, the person we meet on the bus, the doctor, or the distant person of another tribe and country. And so you can begin to see that it is truly only as mankind is sent back to the drawing-board, ego-free, to begin again. To look and see Life in Its totality, fairness, opulence, magnificence, beauty, fullness, allness, and okness. Only then, will mankind catch a glimpse of what he can become, of who he truly is, and who you and I truly are.
Years ago one man tried to decree that this was the way to peace, love, and life. And as we know the story’s end, the people groups of the world back then, stoned, beat, and killed him. But truth cannot be stopped, the truth cannot die. The truth is an eternal concept that will spring up again and again, even though it may be chopped down time after time.
And so, I resurge this truth again today, it is no new truth. This is the truth that Life itself which is outside of time. It is my wholehearted wish that these few words, as desperate as they may seem in our seemingly desperate times, that they will make a difference and leave an impression on at least one soul, as so create a spark of hope for a new earth. Amen. Amen”
At the beginning of the year 2016, we were commissioned to pray for the world. Love, Hope and Peace is the charge. Six months in, and we have heard of scores of murders and all sorts of atrocities, on a global scale. We can choose to follow the charge and believe for change; or we can continually shift our focus to the terrible news reports of terror and fear. I recommend that we continue to pray, unceasingly, with great fervency and determination to see the invisible good, even amidst the illusions of chaos with its temporary disorder.
“And so, in the wake of the Istanbul’s bombing, I pray. I pray thanksgiving for the lives of the innocent dead. Strength comfort and healing for their relatives and friends. And reiterate the charge of love, hope and peace for the rest of us.”
While the killers are strategizing their next move to steal kill and destroy lives, I am hereby advocating a movement to protect, preserve and save lives. We might not all be able to perform the great action of actually stopping further murders, but, at least, we can all play a part. If individuals would think of a country, and pray (an intentional thought for safety) for the people of that country, we would soon create ‘an intentional quota of goodwill’ for the preservation of dignity for the human race, where the safety and value for life is upheld, and permeates the whole world.