We experience God’s peace and harmony to the extent to which we love, forgive, and focus on the good in others and in ourselves. We ask God to help us do that, so that relationships that are new will be good, ones that are good will keep getting better, and ones that are broken will be repaired. God’s law is that we love one another. Obeying that law is the key to a happy life. ~ Marianne Williamson, Illuminata
I open to receive You.
Please enter where You already abide.
Please prepare me for greater service to You.
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 light and goodness with me, to give unto others wherever I go.
Give me strength and compassion and courage and wisdom.
Make me the person You would have me be.
May my mind and heart be pure and true, and may I not deviate from the things of goodness.
Direct my footsteps, and show me what You would have me do.
Please give me the opportunity to expand my heart into the life of another in the holiest way, the most beautiful way, if that serves Your purpose. For I would learn the secrets of love and use what I learn to grace the life of another. What a marvelous possibility, Lord, that such a treasure would be placed in my hands.
May I become more fully a reflection of Your radiance.
May Your light that surrounds me, ever more shine through me.
Soften my heart.
Thank you God.
My prayer today is inspired by Marianne Williamson’s writing.
“Read my prayers or someone else’s,” Williamson says. “By all means, create your own.” Illuminata is a way to bring prayer into practical use, creating a sweeter, more abundant life for yourself and the people you care for. “No conventional therapy,” she says, “can release us from a deep and abiding psychic pain. Through prayer we find what we cannot find elsewhere: a peace that is not of this world.”
From the back cover of Illuminata: A Return to Prayer