The team at BahaiTeachings.org has just launched a new initiative called Light Up the World. This website, lightuptheworld.org, is a devotional space for everyone, regardless of their beliefs, to offer prayers and positive thoughts of peace and healing as the world continues to suffer from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The site is designed so you can pledge to say a prayer or share a reflection at a specific time, and that prayer or thought is shared on the site so others can say it with you. Your specific location on the spinning globe is lit up during the time that your prayer is offered.
Payam Zamani, the founder of this project, shared: “The purpose of it is very simple, it’s just to show love.”
You can check out Light Up the World here: lightuptheworld.org
Read about the initiative in this article on BahaiTeachings.org: One Planet. One People. United by a Prayer Chain.
If you’d like to know more about the centrality of prayer and devotion to community life, you may wish to check out this introductory Baha’i Blog video: What Are Devotional Gatherings?
You can also find out more about Payam and BahaiTeachings.org in this podcast episode: Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 5: Payam Zamani