|These prayers and images have been cross pollinating on the|
farm for years and have finally grown into a form that
is easy to give away to others that find them helpful.
These and other gifts are given freely to bless you. Some of you have asked if you can give something in return. It had never occurred to me to allow this as I am not a non-profit entity nor do I wish any material profit from the books, prayer cards or other things shared. (See Photon Farms financial statement here.)
That being explained, in order to be capable of blessing more people, I am happy to accept your help. That can be done at the right, at whatever level your heart desires.
The only problem is the vast majority of Christians feel like such meditations are only for Catholics. I feel like this breaks Jesus' and His Momma's heart and saddens all of heaven as well.
My earliest attempt to console the hearts of Jesus, Mary and heaven happened years ago when I was trying to get some of my Eastern Christian friends to pray the Rosary with me as a sign of unity with Western Christians. It seemed to go pretty well at the time even though it never really caught on or spread.
More recently I was trying to accommodate some of my Evangelical friends during prayer early on a Good Friday. It seemed appropriate to somehow meditate on the Sorrowful Mysteries, however, they were not accustomed to asking famous Christians of the past to pray for them or repeating bits of Scripture like the Angelic Salutation to Mary or repeating the words of Elizabeth to Mary. So I thought to myself, "Well, certainly the Mother of God isn't worried about keeping those bits in the prayers. She is ALL about bringing people to Jesus and not calling attention to herself. I'll simplify it so we can meditate on Jesus together using a universal toolset. It seemed to work that day.
The story of how this is continuing to play out can be seen here on the Meditations for All Page.
Well, that's part of my story. I'd truly love to hear as much of yours as you are willing to share. Please feel free to do so privately in the contact form at the right or share publicly in the comment sections below.
By the way, my name is Fred Hayward and among other things I am a chaplain with the International Fellowship of Chaplains. As I near retirement I am seeking ways to give more time to chaplaincy in the public sphere. For now I am happy to serve in less visible and anonymous ways.
God's peace to you.
Chaplain (aka Farmer) Fred
"Light unshared is darkness."
Learn more about chaplaincy:
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