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Silent-Prayer is a term used here to reflect a non-denominational process that can be viewed as a time of silent reflection and meditation using each person's approach to maintaining the intended focus on person(s) or subject(s) described as the intended recipient(s) of the process. Everyone is welcome to participate silently together. All beliefs are respected and proselytizing is not supported. We welcome people who believe in silent prayer or meditative focus but are not connected to an organized religion as well as people who attend religious or spiritual services regularly.

This is a group for people who believe in the power of silent prayer and are willing to pray for others. We are all about silent prayer for people who are on our minds and in our hearts but not currently with us physically. We pray for each other and the loved ones we are all missing.

Also it is a place to gather and pray silently for people we do not know. Children and adults that are missing after natural disasters from around the world and for other reasons like MIA/POW and others missing in times of war and social unrest.

We then shift our focus to ourselves. We take time to share with each other how we are right now and how we would like to be in the future. As we share, we open the door to possible healing for ourselves and for others who listen to our sharing and identify with it on some level. Everyone is welcome to join this interfaith community.

IANDS stands for International Association for Near-Death Studies.

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IANDS Silent Prayers for Missing Persons Meetup

Watertown Free Public Library

IANDS Silent Prayers for Missing Persons Meetup Silent-Prayer is a term used here to reflect a non-denominational process that can be viewed as a time of silent reflection and meditation using each person's approach to maintaining the intended focus on person(s) or subject(s) described as the intended recipient(s) of the process. Everyone is welcome to participate silently together. All beliefs are respected and proselytizing is not supported. We welcome people who believe in silent prayer or meditative focus but are not connected to an organized religion as well as people who attend religious or spiritual services regularly. When you arrive, please sign in on the Registration Sheet. You are welcome to add the first names of the people that you want silent- prayer for to the Please Remember sheet on the flip chart. We start off with introductions and if you would like to say something about the person or people that you want silent-prayer for you will be able to say it at this time. We then move to 5 minutes of silent-prayer for those who are on our minds and in our hearts but not in our physical lives at this time. After the time of silent-prayer, we move to requests for people we do not know who are missing. Since this is Memorial Day weekend, we will be praying for MIA/POW and other missing adults or children who are brought to our attention by the person or group who are looking for them or by members. We hold each of them up as the focus for silent-prayer. After the time of silent-prayer, we shift our focus to ourselves. We take time to share with each other how we are right now and how we would like to be in the future. As we share, we open the door to possible healing for ourselves and for others who listen to our sharing and identify with it on some level. Please RSVP. Refreshments: Only screw cap bottles are allowed in this room. No food or cups. You are welcome to bring a beverage in a screw cap bottle. The room seats 16 people. This is a joint Meetup with Greater Boston IANDS Near-Death Discussion Group Meetup and IANDS (International Association for Near Death Studies) Meetup Group. The Watertown Free Public Library is a short walk from the center of Watertown Square and bus lines 59, 70, 70A, 71.

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IANDS Silent Prayers for Missing Persons Meetup

Watertown Free Public Library

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