Prayers for a Friend

I believe in the power of prayer. I pray to regain my internal balance, and I find that it helps me regulate my complex and occasionally consternating internal life.

I also believe in the power of prayer, perhaps even (dare I say so California a word), the power of energy to heal. I believe when a group of people concentrate their love and attention on someone, that love aids that person in living their life well and fully.

Recently, a man with whom I have shared every birthday since 7th grade, became dangerously injured in a long-boarding accident. He is in a medically-induced coma, fighting an infection as we speak. However God is spelled in your faith, or even if you have no faith but great power of mind, I ask you to pray for him.

I rarely ask anything of my readers, and so you know this is a case I care deeply about. With his mother’s permission, I ask each of you to pray for Damian.

If you need a structured vision, below is one his mother created:

Do the visualizations/prayers/white-light-sendings every morning and every night. It helps me to know that you are out there, pulling with Damian. It helps me to know you’re out there every day, pulling quietly along with him, keeping him company. Tell other folks who might want to pull for him, too. Spread his information around! HBGB’s, church groups, covens, Intention Circles, whomever! Spread the activity to more good-energy people! Pull it all in for Damian!

For a moment as you read this, please imagine him whole and safe and free of his hospital bed and all it comes with. See him himself, fully-functioning and whole. See him well.

Damian and I have been friends since middle school, and he is one of the few people I expect to be friends with for the rest of my life. He is in my prayers daily, and I ask that he be in yours, if only for this moment.

Inspirational Quote:

[describing Peninsula, where Damian and I spent our formative years]

“Peninsula is unstructured in the same way that a medieval village is unstructured, which is to say it has a minimum of formal regulation but a ton of custom, and its residents are guided by an awareness that they have to get along because they’re going to be living together for a long time.”–Dr
Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, current Peninsula parent


  1. Jessica,

    Well, I have to be Californian (as well as Ayurvedic) here and affirm, with direct experience, that prayer indeed DOES have an energy, and since we’re all energy, doing a mass collective focusing of particular energies towards one goal has a definite impact. I don’t know how Damian’s doing now, but my prayer is that his Spirit be completely served by Divine will and grace. I pray for his highest good and well-being. I also pray for Divine Grace and comfort to be graced to you, and all the others who love and have been touched by him, for your own healing and growth that this ordeal is bringing.

  2. Thanks Geoff–it is great to know so many people are praying for my friend. Thank you for you prayers.


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