Prayer Chaplain Corner

Prayer Chaplain Corner


“I would venture that all of us who have become Prayer Chaplains did so because we wanted to be of Service. It may have been the allure of celebrity and jewels and chauffeur driven limousines but I'm pretty sure it was just the fact that Service is its own reward. The joy of going into heart space with someone and lifting up in prayer is the original win/win situation.

Lately I've noticed what I can only term as a "bonus". Several people we have prayed with have come back to tell us that our prayers have gone out into the ethers with positive results. Now, let me clarify that prayer--the lifting up of a person or situation for the higher good--ALWAYS works even if we do not see the result as positive or immediate.  The I AM works in mysterious ways! We may pray for the health and wellbeing of someone...seeing them in their perfection and calling for the best result for them...and yet they pass on. This is not a failure of prayer...just a fulfillment of that person's highest good.

But every once in a while we get to hear the most wonderful, heartfelt thank you for our prayers. We do not look for it nor expect it. I will even go so far as to say we don't need it.  The prayer is said at the moment and sent out to do its work. So when we hear, out of the blue, a hearty Thank You it is just extra frosting on the cupcake. It is confirmation of what we already know...that prayer is energy with intention. The I AM directs that energy with precision and in the perfect time. We can count on it.

In Gratitude,
Mel Jeffery
Unity Prayer Chaplain