This website is paid for by One Planet and dedicated to humanity.
In 2019, we purchased the domain LightUpTheWorld.org with the intention of creating an online space for people around the world to offer prayers, inspiration, and love during a time of collective suffering. We felt that an around-the-clock prayer chain would release the forces of love and uplift us all.
After the World Health Organization publicly called COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, we felt a renewed sense of urgency to speed up our work to launch this humble new website. So the work began on Monday, March 16 and we launched on Friday, March 20. We thought we as one human family need to come together now and uplift each other through prayer in this trying time in modern life.
My life is guided by my own spirituality. As a member of the Baha’i Faith, I believe that "There is nothing sweeter in the world of existence than prayer." I personally find that prayer or positive messages of love help bring us together.
Here’s one Baha’i passage that has been a particular inspiration for this website:
Whoso reciteth, in the privacy of his chamber,
the verses revealed by God, the scattering angels of the Almighty
shall scatter abroad the fragrance of the words uttered by his mouth,
and shall cause the heart of every righteous man to throb.
Though he may, at first, remain unaware of its effect, yet the virtue
of the grace vouchsafed unto him must needs sooner or later exercise
its influence upon his soul.
LightUpTheWorld.org respects and accepts all forms of prayers or positive reflections, regardless of your religion, ideology, or personal views. We are all part of one human race, and we all are enduring this moment of extreme difficulty together. No one makes money from this website. Instead, our hope is to enrich the lives of others through prayer. Please offer a prayer — and do so as often as you like — or a positive reflection, and invite others to do so as well. Let’s have a never-ending prayer chain - one that will spread a message of hope and love - to get us through our most difficult times.
With utmost love,
Prayer is a powerful force in the universe. It offers hope, comfort, gratitude, and love. LightUpTheWorld.org is a not-for-profit project paid for by One Planet which is led by spiritual entrepreneur Payam Zamani. The idea stems from his Baha’i beliefs that prayer, positive thinking, inspiration, and love can make a difference in someone’s life.
LightUpTheWorld.org is a public forum for people to join in world community prayer and share what they want — a religious prayer, a nondenominational reflection, a link to a piece of music, etc., — with the world. The prayer currently in the queue is being read in real-time by the person who offered it. No one is making money from this site — this is a purely humanitarian effort.
The purpose is simple: show love.
People around the world will participate in a never-ending prayer chain that will go on until the current collective suffering caused by the coronavirus, COVID-19 has ended. Visitors to the site will be able to see in real-time when someone says a prayer for the world
We, the inhabitants of Earth, collectively experience suffering and loss. When tragedies unfold, we can come together as one human race to pray and offer positive reflections around the clock in the form of a real-time prayer chain.
No matter where in the world you are, you can join in the prayer chain and pray for humanity. Select a time to offer a prayer, positive message, or a link to an inspirational video or music. Submissions that meet our community guidelines will be seen around the world. When you see a prayer highlighted in the timeline, that means it’s being said in real-time by the person who submitted it.