Dec 11 2010

Oprah

Published by at 12:00 pm under Spiritual Empowerment

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Oprah

Did you watch the Barbara Walters special on Oprah? It was extremely interesting.

Not everyone is an Oprah fan. She’s a strong, empowered individual ~ qualities that often create controversy. But nobody can deny the impact she has had on thousands, if not millions, of lives.

Not only has Oprah influenced many faithful viewers, she has created best sellers with her Book Club, raised millions of dollars for charities, provided an education for girls in Africa, and propelled individuals such as Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz and Nate Berkus on successful TV careers. That’s no mean feat!

Barbara Walters asked Oprah some very delicate questions in the interview.

One was about her relationship with her best friend Gayle King. As can be expected, the media has speculated on the “gay” aspect of their friendship, but Oprah denied they are lesbians.

When will people learn that close female friendships aren’t necessarily gay, and close male/female friendships are necessarily romantic?

When asked to describe her friendship, Oprah calls Gayle:

…the mother I never had, the sister everybody would want… the friend that everybody deserves.

Who wouldn’t want our friends to say this about us?

Another part of the interview was by far the most significant for me. I’ve heard Oprah say something similar in the past, but this was a timely reminder. She told Barbara her daily prayer is:

Use me God, until I’m all used up.

How would our lives change if each of us prayed in a similar fashion? What miracles could we manifest with such as attitude? No wonder Oprah has such a significant impact on the world!

I also came across this prayer on the Internet, which is also attributed to Oprah:

Dear God,
I give this day to you.
May my mind stay centered on the things of spirit.
May I not be tempted to stray from love.
As I begin this day, I open to receive You.
Please enter where you already abide.
May my mind and heart be pure and true, and may I not deviate from the things of goodness.
May I see the love and innocence in all mankind, behind the masks we all wear and the illusions of this worldly plan.
I surrender to You my doings this day.
I ask only that they serve You and the healing of the world.
May I bring Your love and goodness with me, to give unto others wherever I go.
Make me the person You would have me to be.
Direct my footsteps, and show me what You would have me do.
Make the world a more safer, more beautiful place.
Bless all your creatures.
Heal us all, and use me, dear Lord, that I might know the joy of being used by You.
Amen.

Whether this is a genuine Oprah prayer or if someone else wrote it, it’s still spiritually empowering.

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