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Praying daily for hope, healing
and recovery.

A Prayer for Australia, A Prayer for Gaia

Please join us via Facebook and the Zoom livestreaming service each day at 7pm (UK time) to pray for mercy in the march and direction of Australia's wild fires.

How to tune in to the prayer

The daily prayer will last 5-10 minutes, starting with a 2-minute time for grounding just before the call starts. At the time you want to join, simply watch the Facebook Live posting on my Facebook timeline, or click on the link below to tune in to the Zoom livestream:

Mon 13 Jan 2020:
https://zoom.us/j/698384174.
(Zoom meeting ID: 698-384-174)

Tue 14 Jan 2020:
https://zoom.us/j/387636604.
(Zoom meeting ID: 387-636-604)

Starting Wed 15 Jan 2020, the prayer will move from Zoom to be livecast via my Facebook page only, and at the earlier time of 12.30pm. In this new format, you will only be able to interact via Facebook, but since you needn't otherwise take part publicly, I can allow the recording of the video to remain posted on my page, allowing others to listen to and join with the prayer later, at a time that best suits them.

I plan to continue the prayers at least until 23 January, when I will be leaving to start a visit to Rwanda (and where my Internet contact may be limited).

If you don't have an Internet connection, dial-in to Zoom from a phone is also possible. Click here to find the local number to dial in to from your country.

Click here to find the equivalent times in your own time zone: https://www.timeanddate.com/.

You can join via a computer, tablet or smart phone–all you need is an Internet connection. However, Zoom usually works best when used via its own app (on a computer or other device). If you don’t already have this and plan to join the meditation, you may like to download the app ahead of the call: https://zoom.us/download.

Find out more about joining a Zoom call: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193.

What will happen during the prayer?

When you join the meditation, depending on the settings that you may have set in Zoom, you will see small images of others who are online at the time, and who have chose to share their cameras (these won’t be shown by default). Prior to the call, there will be a time of settling, when you may wish to "arrive", anchoring yourself, and detaching as much as possible from the busyness of activities you may have come from.

We will then typically start with an opening word, perhaps a brief reflection on a news item of the day, and then invitation to share silent prayer for just a couple of minutes. There may be a further prayer, reflection or poem offered publicly, and optionally, a chance for anyone to share a word or phrase that they wish to offer for collective prayer. Sharing anything that comes to you can also be made in Zoom’s chat (a messaging box that you can optionally display on your screen and interact with).

Please be quiet when you join the call (microphones are automatically muted when you join).

Using a finger labyrinth

Some people may like to walk a finger labyrinth during the prayer. Given the short time available, one suggested way to use a labyrinth for this is to keep a finger rested in the labyrinth's centre (heart, or point of connection with others), rather than tracing the path. At the end of the prayer, simply bring your finger into whatever may be a symbolic gesture of taking what you may have received from the centre into your life (e.g. by then placing the finger on your own heart area).

Hosting

The Zoom calls are set up in my, Clive's, account, but can be hosted by anyone. I will not be available for all of them, in which case an open space is being offered for collective hosting (or non-hosting), or for where anyone has offered to host a particular call. I do not need to be online for the calls to be active. Please do let me know if you'd be happy to host one or more calls – I'd be very grateful. Hosts shouldn't need to have to worry about any of the technical aspects of starting the call, as this will be automatically scheduled.

What if there are technology problems?

Excepting a failure of the Internet/break at my end, I won’t be able to monitor the sessions or offer technical support. If you have difficulty connecting, you may wish to check your Internet or try again.

If you don't hear the call, check that the volume on your device is switched up and the 'Audio' settings in Zoom are set to enable you to 'call via device audio' (on a smart phone, audio settings are found by clicking on the small loud speaker symbol at the bottom left of the screen. You may not see this option displaying until you touch the screen, or move your mouse if you are using a computer).

Zoom offers a very comprehensive online help service here, which should help with any problems you may have relating to Zoom.

I will endeavour to resolve any technical problems at my end as soon as possible. If these occur, simply check back later (the Zoom links will remain valid, excepting very unlikely problems with Zoom’s servers).


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