Have you ever heard of Dr. Wayne Dyer? If you said, no, then you are not by yourself. That is a name that I had never heard until this week, and in the span of a few days, I have heard this name three times. I recently decided to use a social media platform called Linkedin for my business. I follow a few women entrepreneurs, and one of them is Sara Blakely who invented Spanx. Sara put up a post talking about her childhood, and a struggle that she went through. She said that her father introduced her to the writings of Dr. Wayne Dyer to help her through this hard period in her life.

A couple of days later, I came across another post from someone who mentioned Dr. Wayne Dyer again, so it prompted me to do a Google search to check out who this person was and to try to figure out why I kept seeing his name. Dr. Wayne Dyer is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the fields of self-development and spiritual growth. I love self-development, and I can always use more spiritual growth, so I decided to check out some of his quotes.

But, honestly, I was busy trying to get packed to go to Atlanta, and I soon forgot my quest and instead moved on to other things. The last straw came on Wednesday night when I was surfing on FaceBook. A friend of mine shared a post, and guess who the quote was from? You guessed it, Dr. Wayne Dyer was the speaker of this quote: “You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.”

I liked the quote, but that is not what really caught my attention. It was the fact that here was this person, who I had never heard of before this week, being mentioned again.

“Okay, Lord, I got the hint. I’ll check out this man right now.” I went to my Audible app and download a book by Dr. Dyer. My daughter and I listened to some of the book on the way to Atlanta, and I soon realized that he was a huge fan of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology.

I wanted to share with you a prayer from Saint Francis that touched me as I listened:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
And where there is sadness, joy
O Divine Master, grant that I may
Not so much seek to be consoled as to console
To be understood, as to understand
To be loved, as to love
For it is in giving that we receive
And it’s in pardoning that we are pardoned
And it’s in dying that we are born to Eternal Life
Amen
Every single line of this prayer spoke to me, but the first two lines really drew me in. Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where the is hatred, let me sow love! Can you imagine how different the world would be if every person tried to live by this? We could use some folks who make peace their mission. How wonderful would it be if we met hatred with love? I am going to print this prayer, and then I am going to try to say this prayer each night. My hope is that it will be etched into my heart.
Have A Blessed Day!

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14 Comments

  1. Reading this reminded me – we used to sing this prayer at Scripture Union when I was in my teens. I can even remember the tune. thank you for reminding me. xx

    • Tania Reply

      I had never read the prayer before, but I thought it was beautiful.

  2. I am so thrilled you quoted Wayne Dyer. About 11 years ago, myself and Matilda (the other half of MSJ), left organised religion. Wayne Dyer was the first teacher I started reading, out of mainstream religion. He was one of the most profound spiritual teachers of our time, and even after his passing, his words of wisdom continue strongly. I am so glad you have discovered his teachings. He wrote more than 40 books in his lifetime, and one of my favourites is, “Change your thoughts, change your life.” Have a beautiful Sunday (Belinda) xo

    • Tania Reply

      Belinda, I am just now starting to listen to his book. I have seen many quotes from his books that are very motivational. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.

  3. Amen! Going to look into Wayne Dyer myself! You are a blessing. Thank you for sharing!

    • Tania Reply

      I loved the prayer, but I haven’t seen much by Dr. Dyer. I thought it was strange that I would see him mentioned so many times in such a short span of time.

  4. Kelly Palmer Reply

    Good morning Tania! I used to read and listen to some of Dr. Wayne Dyer’s teachings and although I think that he was a good man I found that his beliefs seemed to come from the New Age movement and I don’t know of any time that he ever proclaimed Jesus Christ as his savior. As a Christian I try to be very careful of whom I follow so that I don’t get led astray. He was published by the same publisher that Doreen Virtue was affiliated with. If you look her up you will see that she was big time into the New Age movement until she came to know Jesus as her Lord and savior. She now spends her time and energy sharing with others about her conversion and how dangerous that movement can be. I hope you have a blessed and wonderful day!!

    • Tania Reply

      Kelly, I haven’t really gotten to listen to very much of his book, only heard him talk about the prayer of St. Francis which I found beautiful. I also like to be vigilant, but I can’t help but wonder why I was led to this man so many times this week.

      • June Zimmerle Reply

        What Kelly says is correct. I read several of his books that were written in the 70’s when he was only writing as a doctor of mental health. Over the next 30 years he got involved in the Eastern religions and New Age movement and incorporated that into his teaching seminars. He was a good man but he was more of a Unitarian in his beliefs.

  5. I have watched some of his PBS specials in the past, very good motivational speaker. He died several years ago after suffering a heart attack believed to be a side effect of treatment from leukemia.

  6. He’s been around since the 70’s. He was always on PBS with specials. He died a couple years ago.

  7. Carol Granger Reply

    Susan Boyle (British singer) sings this and it is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. Look Susan and this song up on YouTube and you will hear what I mean. I should verify this before putting it out there, but I’m fairly certain the song was sung at Princess Diana’s funeral and that’s where I first heard it. Beautiful message to strive to live by as are all of Dr. Dyer’s messages I have read. Thanks for sharing this with us……….I’m off to YouTube for a refresher “listen”. Have an awesome week and keep smiling!

  8. Wendy Baxter Reply

    My Mom passed away on the 1st September, this was always her favourite pray & song – I played it to her the night before she passed – and we sang it at her Memorial – Susan Boyle sings it to perfection – a good reason to shed a tear!

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