Hello there, I am glad that you could stop by today because I have commissioned a blessing to come your way, TODAY!
Now, I know exactly what you are thinking if you are reading this for the first time, ‘yeah right! This could be for anyone as so many others may be also reading this too.’ Right? Well Yes and No. You see, whether another person is reading it or not, you are, and this is what really matters. A blessing is on its way to you right Now.
Now, what you do with this Blessing is all up to you. We are all personally responsible for how we treat our Blessings. The fact is each new day brings with it the original intent, wonderful opportunities, and unlimited blessings.
The problem is that most people do not know this or simply forget being caught up with what they think must be done, or what they think is happening to them. Right?
But here it is .. you are blessed, right here and right NOW. What does this mean? It means that you should be smiling right about now, in your heart and soul, and on your face. Wear that smile for a full 24hours. Look I am writing this stuff and it is morning time where I am, but it may be night time where you are, but it makes no difference, you can wear the smile to bed, and you will find that you will wake up smiling, how is that for a blessing! Or else you can wear your smile to work, to the laundry, take it to the shops with you, wear it around the house as you do your chores, or even as you jog. Whatever or wherever, just wear your smile as an acknowledgment to yourself of your Blessing, and after 24hours you will realize that an avalanche of good stuff has been released within, throughout, and is permeating all around you.
So, as I began this post with a Blessing, I will also close with a Benediction Blessing. Why not accept it? It’s yours. You deserve it. Can you say these 3 lines to yourself? Try saying it to yourself in the mirror, because the person looking back at you is the one who needs this message today. Yes, look that person in the eye and repeat “I accept this Blessing. It is mine. I deserve it”. Now take a deep breath, and have yourself an outrageously blessed day.
This message was written by Reverend Dawnecia Palmer. 9.30am 20th September 2017
Peacemaking starts within ourselves. We initiate peace with our inner self first. This means coming to terms with who, what and where you are right now.
Throughout much of history, these four elements, love, peace, comfort, and supply has been the cause of unrest, up until today. But it need not be the end of your story. The truth is that we came into being loaded and coded with peace seeds, love seeds, supply seeds and everything else that makes for our comfortability and wellbeing. The problem arose and continues to permeate society mainly because most people are still ignorant of these facts of life, and so are prone to look for peace, love, comfort and supply, outside of theirSelf.
There is beauty within you. Peace is the code for the soul. There is an abundance to supply every necessity in life. This is the truth of life. We came into this world lacking nothing, The knowledge of want, limitation, excess and greed are not our inherent qualities, although they have been passed down to us through generations of ignorance, masquerading as our birthright and destiny.
“Truth is, we were destined to thrive. We were created to experience magnificence with every breath and to live from our inbred divinity. That is our true nature.”
Fear, worry, lack, limitation, hate, separation, and suffering are all manmade displacements and effects, to try to trick us into believing that this is all there is to life. The opposite is true, of course, there is no lack nor sorrow, nor unrest of any kind in life. It is our misunderstanding of what life is, that has kept our species in bondage to these inhumane ways of experiencing and expressing ourselves
Somewhere it is written, “The truth shall make you free”. And so I will say as again as I did at the start, ‘we must first find that peace for our self, we must find it within ourselves, and there make peace with our self until we become peaceFull.’ Then, take every opportunity to express it, with the intention to share it with as many, and in as many ways as we can. This is the start of a wonderful journey, that of becoming a Peacemaker.
'Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God' - Scripture
Peacemakers with deep compassion for the people of Manchester and their loved ones wherever they are, and for the rest of the UK sends thoughts as prayers throughout. And it is from this place of vigil we pray again the words of our motto ” Let Love, Let Hope, Let Peace Reign, we let it be, and so it is.”
For many, this prayer may seem a complete waste of time, but in our hearts, we feel the love and peace, the only real anchor on which any people or nation can ever hang hope, in the knowing that love never fails. And so, in these times of seeming adversity, we reach in and up to the place of knowing and there find peace. Our prayer is evidence that peace exists in Manchester, and everywhere, despite ongoing news of terror, most assuredly PEACE reigns. -- Her ladyship the Hon Reverend Dawnecia Palmer, Bristol Prayer Patrols
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Manchester attack: Theresa May terror threat speech in full
Theresa May has raised the UK terror threat level to critical – meaning an attack is expected imminently – after 22 people died and 59 were injured by a suicide bomber in Manchester.
The prime minister made a statement after a meeting of Cobra, the government’s crisis response committee, on Tuesday evening.
Here is her speech in full.
I have just chaired another meeting of Cobra, where we again discussed the callous and cowardly terrorist attack in Manchester last night, and the operational response from the security service, the police and other emergency services.
It remains the case that, other than the terrorist himself, 22 people were killed in the attack. Fifty-nine people remain injured, and many of them have life-threatening conditions.
As Greater Manchester Police confirmed earlier today [Tuesday], the perpetrator was Salman Ramadan Abedi, a 22-year-old who was born and brought up in Britain.
And as the emergency services have confirmed throughout the day, his victims were innocent children, young people and their families.
Our thoughts and prayers are with them all.
I want to reiterate what I said this morning about the professionalism of the emergency services and the bravery of the people of Manchester. Through their actions, they proved that cowardice will always be defeated by bravery, that evil can be overcome by good, and that our values – the liberal, pluralistic values of Britain – will always prevail over the hateful ideology of the terrorists.
In my statement earlier today, I said that the police and security services needed to investigate whether or not Abedi was acting alone. Those investigations continue. But the work undertaken throughout the day has revealed that it is a possibility we cannot ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this attack.
This morning, I said that the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) – the independent organisation responsible for setting the threat level on the basis of the intelligence available – was keeping the threat level under constant review.
It has now concluded, on the basis of today’s investigations, that the threat level should be increased, for the time being, from severe to critical. This means that their assessment is not only that an attack remains highly likely, but that a further attack may be imminent.
The change in the threat level means that there will be additional resources and support made available to the police as they work to keep us all safe.
As a result of the JTAC’s decision, the police have asked for authorisation from the secretary of state for defence to deploy a number of armed military personnel in support of their armed officers.
This request is part of a well-established plan, known as Operation Temperer, in which both the armed forces and the police officers involved are well-trained and well-prepared to work in this kind of environment. The secretary of state for defence has approved this request, and Operation Temperer is now in force.
This means that armed police officers responsible for duties such as guarding key sites will be replaced by members of the armed forces, which will allow the police to significantly increase the number of armed officers on patrol in key locations.
You might also see military personnel deployed at certain events, such as concerts and sports matches, helping the police to keep the public safe. In all circumstances, members of the armed forces who are deployed in this way will be under the command of police officers.
Precisely how the military and armed police officers will be deployed is an operational decision for police commanders and Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley of the Metropolitan Police will be making a statement giving further details at New Scotland Yard later this evening.
In the coming days and weeks, there will of course be many events hosted up and down the country. The police will work with the organisers and hosts of these events, to come to a judgement about how they can go ahead while making sure the people who attend them are safe and secure.
I do not want the public to feel unduly alarmed. We have faced a serious terrorist threat in our country for many years. And the operational response I have just outlined is a proportionate and sensible response to the threat that our security experts judge we face. I ask everybody to be vigilant, and to cooperate with and support the police as they go about their important work.
I want to end by repeating the important message I gave in my statement earlier today. We will take every measure available to us and provide every additional resource we can to the police and the security services as they work to protect the public.
And while we mourn the victims of last night’s appalling attack, we stand defiant. The spirit of Manchester – and the spirit of Britain – is far mightier than the sick plots of depraved terrorists. That is why the terrorists will never win, and we will prevail.
Whether you happened upon this post by deliberate search or purely by chance, I wish you to know that I have prayed a blessing for you, and, it is on its way to you right now even as you read these words. So lift your voice in a song of praise and heart with gratitude, knowing that are no mere chances with blessings, because, blessings are the invisible, unconditional, deliberate kindnesses often showing up in unexpected circumstances”
“Blessings are the invisible, unconditional, deliberate kindnesses often showing up in unexpected circumstances”
– words and quote by Reverend Palmer, Cheif Commissioner PEACEMAKERS
All days are good, and all numbers too, but it so great to live in them when they are in the synchronicity of numbering, as they are today. They become great reminders of the one (1) Power, one as in (1st) First, and One as in an undivided unified field. The number seven (7) represents perfection.
Prayer for Today…
I pray on this day, the seventh day, of the first month of the year 2017, that peoples of the world, of the varying tribes, nations, languages, social status, political or non-political biases, would become as One, in The one Power – Love, and that through this wonderful vibration of Love, we may begin to enter a season of Peacemaking treaties with ourselves, each other, and God, in an undivided unified field of blessing on earth, as in heaven. Thus fulfilling the golden prayer of Jesus the Christ “…on earth as it is in Heaven.” Amen.
-Writing by Reverend Palmer 17/1/17
May Magnificence find an open sign at your soul’s door and may on entering in finds a welcome, and on dwelling there find a fully surrendered attendant, a humble steward, an open heart.
No gold, diamonds nor pearls can compare to the strength, power, affluence, and influence, of the most powerful thing on above and beneath the earth… Life … and It is available and accessible to you in every breath. May you become so conscious of your life, in each breath you inhale, for there you will find Magnificence, the life of God.
And that dear one is the supermagnifabulocious way to enjoy health and vitality, peace and love, abundance and favor in 2017.
Peace and Blessings to you, your household and all you do.
Reverend Dawnecia Palmer
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
Let Love Reign. Let Hope Reign. Let Peace Reign.
|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|
Feedback for Fishponds Patrol
It was good to be out Prayer Patrolling on the streets of Bristol again, especially as we were going to be in Fishponds, an area that we had not prayer patrolled before. This is a very popular shopping area consisting of the usual Post Office, banks, supermarkets, retail shops and general stores, small local enterprises, schools, churches, bingo hall, public houses, car showrooms, and a thriving convenient bus route into City Centre, train and bus stations.
So, it was a big shock to us, as well as for the residents of the Fishponds area, a couple of weeks prior to our patrol, to learn that a young 10-year boy was viciously attacked by thugs as he walked home. The boy suffered grievous injuries to his head and body after he was beaten up and thrown to the ground, and kicked many times. The thugs then ran off and left him there until a passer-by came along and found him bloodied, lying on the pavement only a couple of yards away from the main traffic light and pedestrian crossing. [*See Newspaper report on this story at the end of our reports]
It was a bitterly cold Saturday afternoon but we were determined to bring the warmth of our prayers and goodwill to the streets of Fishponds. We felt that Prayer Patrol would serve as a timely crime prevention tool and a good way to help re-boost morale and confidence on the streets. It was a very interesting and well-received Patrol. Several Passersby stopped and engaged at our Prayer Stops, where our two youngest patrollers, ages four and five, along with older members of the team prayed with them. Many people told us that they were moved by the braveness and prayers of the children. One man was so moved that he ran across the road to the Bakery and came back laden with cakes for them.
It appears that the incident with the boy was a one off, the perpetrators were caught, and the attack is in no way a reflection of this usually peaceful, contemporary area of Bristol.
Report by Rev palmer, October 2016
Feedback for Easton & Old Market Patrol
It had just started to rain as we headed out for the Easton and Old Market Prayer Patrol, but our spirit was high. It has been a while since we did patrols on this particular route. The streets were exceptionally quiet, perhaps because it had been raining on and off during the afternoon.
Our starting point for the Easton Patrol was St Marks Church which is next door to Sugar the Loaf Pub. The church was closed and not one church member in sight, but the pub was open and three men sat outside having a drink in the drizzling rain. At first, they were intrigued with our high viz jackets and then became even more interested when we told them that we were out Peace-Keeping and blessing the area. The rain continued to fall, becoming heavier as we went along, soon there was no sign of anyone walking the streets, so we decided to take a shortened route back to the base.
Nearing the Three Black Birds Pub we noticed a man standing in the doorway, drinking a beer and enjoying a cigarette. As we got to him we did our usual greeting and he responded cheerfully and wanted to engage us in conversation, he also had a prayer request, which we told him we would pray about once we got back to base. But as we were moving away he called out “Please. Please, Please remember to pray”, it was urgent and we did.
Our final prayer stop was at a newly opened Resturant in the area. The owner welcomed our prayer for his new business, and even offered to feed us, and although the food smelt lovely and the atmosphere inviting but we had to decline his offer as we were still on duty.
This was one of our shortest ever patrols owing to weather conditions, and we finished soaked but greatly inspired.
Report by Rev Palmer, November 2016
Once again the Peacemakers Team of hopefuls will take to the streets of Bristol, with much enthusiasm and positive determination, that their Prayer Patrols will be a beneficial presence and great upliftment to these communities.
Prayer Patrols started in the then crime-torn area of St. Pauls, Bristol. There were several street gangs and drugs influencing the peaceful neighborhoods then, making it very unsafe to walk about, day or night. Together with the community policing, and the involvement of other community groups and organizations, along with some residents, Prayer Patrols were at the center of providing a valuable, visible presence in the area. At one time they were patrolling the streets almost 24 hours per day. They also opened an office in the area, the Peace Embassy, for concerned residents, youths, and local groups.
Today, it is a different story, street crime in St. Pauls is at an all time low in terms of street gangs, community violence, or hostilities. Then, the City Council allocated funding to community groups and projects, regenerated the area with new buildings and other neighborhood improvements, in housing, gardens for residents, and parks, etc. The streets are definitely safer these days, we found new communities have moved into the area, and there are quite a few new enterprises dotted around.
Peacemakers, however, are keen to maintain rapport, as a peace agent and a beneficial presence for good, in these areas. So, from October to December 2016, they will be out again rigorously patrolling the streets of Bristol. **See below for areas, dates and times**
Autumn 2016 Prayer Patrols in Bristol:
*Fishponds Saturday 22nd October 2.00pm (Meet up outside Morrisons Supermarket, Fishponds, on the forecourt to the side, and by the steps a couple of feet away from the Bus Stop)
*Easton & Old Market Friday 18th November 6.00pm (Meet up on the street, outside st. Marks Church, Easton,next to the pub)
*St.Pauls & Stokes Croft Friday 9th December 6.00pm (Meet up outside St. Pauls Learning Centre, St. Pauls)
The 2017 UK Patrols will include Bishopston, Staple Hill, Park Street, Bedminster, Barton Hill and St Werburghs. Dates and times of these patrols are still to be decided and will be published at a later date.
If you are interested to know more about Peacemakers or wish to join us on any of the patrols, please do get in touch with us via the CONTACT US page.
Peacemakers Motto: Love, Hope, and Peace for all. "Reducing crime and building safer, more peaceful communities"