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INTERFAITH  INVOCATION

Annual Donor Remembrance Ceremony

Nevada Donor Network

September 26, 2015     Las Vegas, NV

Rev. Bryan J. Guiot, APSC, MA, MTh

Good afternoon and welcome to the Annual Donor Remembrance Ceremony!

Let’s take a moment to bow our heads in the presence of our Sacred.

Let us pray!

Today we honor the service of the Nevada Donor Network.

We honor our mission.  Keep us focused on our work to maximize the gift of life and health through organ and tissue donation.

We honor our donors.  Today our heroes, we are mindful of each and every one who have completed their time among us… our loved ones, our colleagues, our friends who have died but who have left behind the legacy of their precious lives.  We celebrate their memory and their spark.

Spark our own desire to cherish them dearly enkindle within us the flame that helps heal the pain of our grief and loss. Touch our sadness. Comfort our ache.

We honor our donor families.  Their courage and strength awe us.  Their willingness to offer another the gift of life inspires us. We are profoundly grateful for your willingness to say “Yes.”

We honor our donor recipients… the men, women and children who have received life sustaining organs and tissue from those we have loved…indeed… Very special gifts for very special people.

We honor the daily work of the employees and team partners of the NV Donor Network throughout the state.  Keep them faithful and persistent in our purpose to provide hope, strength and life.  We are mindful there is still so much yet to do.

We honor our commitment to the sacredness of all life. Renew our pledge to provide these services in the public trust always with gentle care and deep compassion for all donors, families and recipients.

We honor our volunteers who with their passion, spirit and respect provide countless hours of service to promote our work, educate our communities and stand as symbols of hope to those who wait.

We honor our family and friends. Protect us and those we love today and for all of our tomorrows to come.

We honor the 561 Nevadans awaiting transplant today.  We hold them in our hearts with blessings of patience, hope and acceptance. Sustain their well-being until it is time.

Finally, we honor the 880,450 Nevadans who are registered organ donors. From all of us to each of you, Thank you!

And so it is.  Amen!

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Guru, Spiritual Guide, Teacher, Mentor, Interfaith Minister, Comapassionate Gardener… many names…similar vocations. Thank you to my Internet follower Ganesh for these wise words. Ganesh, you inspire me. Thank you for sharing your perspective and wisdom. Namaste!

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The most important thing a spiritual Master does for his spiritual children is to make them consciously aware of something vast and infinite within themselves, which is nothing other than God Himself.

Guru is a Sanskrit word which means “he who illumines.” The one who offers illumination is called a Guru. According to my own inner realisation I wish to say that there is only one real Guru, and that is the Supreme. No human being is the real Guru. But although the Supreme alone is the real Guru, here on earth we value time. If we Find someone who can help . us on our journey towards illumination, we take his help, and we may call him our Guru.

A spiritual Master or Guru is like the eldest child in the family, and the seekers are like his younger spiritual brothers and sisters. Spiritual Masters tell and show their…

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For those who wish to remain in the dream, the whole world is a stage.
For those who have come to learn, the whole world is a university.
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-Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, a Sufi Mystic

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