Beloved ones of God,
As a response to the tumult and hostility that resulted from the horrors of September 11th, the Sufi Healing Order has called upon the Dervish Healing Order, and the Healing Activity of the Sufi Movement, to join with them in prayers so as to bring Peace to Suffering Humanity.
They intend to use the Healing Ritual to do this.
I am very much in favor of working with our brothers and sisters in the other streams of Hazrat Inayat Khan’s barakka. This cooperation has the potential of being a living manifestation of the ideals of the Federation of the Sufi Message, and I hope and pray that this step is only the beginning of many co operative efforts in the future. May the Message of God reach far and wide!
The prayers in the service itself give us the direction we have chosen to take when we take the ritual to Places of Great Human Suffering:
“and that we may impart to them, Thy Light, Thy Love, Thy Joy, and Thy PEACE.”
However, and in addition, Hazrat Inayat Khan has also given us a Prayer for the Peace of the World, which I actually feel, is a more appropriate focus for the general concentration of world peace.
“Prayer for the Peace of the World”
through Hazrat Inayat Khan:
‘O Thou, the Almighty Sun, whose light cleareth away all clouds.
We take refuge in Thee. King of all men, God of all deities. Lord of all angels.
We pray Thee, dispel the mists of illusion from the hearts of the nations,
and lift their lives by Thy all-sufficient power.
Pour upon them Thy limitless love, Thy everlasting life,
Thy heavenly joy, and Thy perfect peace.” — Amin
We shall do this prayer at 11:00 p.m. on the 3rd Sunday of each month, just prior to our regular Healing Ritual, and invite you all to join with us in attempting to manifest our hearts desire for Peace through the recitation of this prayer.
As to the heinous crimes committed against us all on September 11th:
This coming November 24th (Saturday), I shall be in New York to do a previously scheduled meeting, and shall take this opportunity to offer the Healing Ritual at (or very close by) the World Trade Center. This shall be performed for the souls of all those who perished in this horror, and also for the hopeful alleviation of suffering for their families and loved ones.
This later activity is being organized by our brother in New York, Jean Pierre David (who also manages our web site). For those who wish to join us in prayer, we shall meet for practices at 5:30 p.m., and walk to the site and perform the Ritual at 6:00 p.m. This is all Eastern Standard Time.
To those of you who wish to join us at the site itself: Please do. All are welcome.
After the ritual we shall walk to the near by Sufi Book Store and begin our meeting. As Murshid SAM used to say, “It’s always a plus to have some ‘old timers’ in the crowd.”
For additional data: Please contact Jean Pierre – firstname.lastname@example.org.
I send you all my love and blessings and my prayer that we be permitted to Serve God in the Real Work.
Yours in Service,
October 15, 2001