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Interfaith Service for National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 6th 2021, 11:30am
Online Event, 2400 Ridge Rd Berkeley, CA 94709

An Interfaith Prayer Service for the National Day of Prayer
Presented by faculty and students from the GTU Interreligious Chaplaincy Program (Online)

The Interreligious Chaplaincy Program invites students, faculty, staff, friends, and family to a virtual prayer service for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 6 at 11:30 am (PDT). This online event will highlight blessings, songs, prayers, and ceremonies from a variety of world religious traditions. A couple of additional notes:

  • The service will begin promptly at 11:30 am Pacific Time with the Muslim call to prayer. On-time arrival is appreciated.
  • Attendees are asked to please bring to the meeting a 4-foot piece of yarn or ribbon for a prayer string ceremony.
  • This is an online event via Zoom at this URL: https://zoom.us/j/5082287958

Order of Service:

OPENING SACRED SPACE
Muslim Call to Prayer (Adhan) – by Saad Akbar
Tibetan Buddhist Blessing – by Malika Bouhdili
Blowing of the Shofar – by Richie Newman
Introduction by Dr. Terri Daniel
Welcome by Dr. Kamal Abu-Shamsieh
Christian invocation by Ki Do Ahn
Native American invocation by Terri Daniel

COMMUNITY BLESSINGS
Kenyan group chant and prayer song by Gideon Mbui
Jewish blessing by Linda Oberstein

MEDITATION FOR INNER HEALING
Shamanic prayer string by Terri Daniel
(Music by Indiajiva)

CLOSING THE CIRCLE
Buddhist closing prayer by Malika Bouhdili

This event is online only