Friday, 22 February 2008

A Prayer - by Joseph S Benner

A Prayer
(Slightly adapted by me for our modern times - but with sincere reverence)
This Prayer is from The Way to the Kingdom by Joseph S Benner, who wrote all his books anonymously at the time. I believe his name was only revealed after his death in 1941. This prayer has wonderful power and it is presented here for your listening pleasure. I hope it helps to change your life like it helped to change mine - andre

Beloved Father; Thou Oh blessed Christ Jesus; and Thou our dear Brothers and Sisters of the Kingdom… hear this, our earnest prayer.

Draw us in consciousness deep within where Thou art, where self exists not and where we may be one with Thee and abide with Thee in Christ.

Help us to open wide our hearts and let out Thy Great Love that It may posses us utterly, rule, motivate and inspire our every thought, word and act, merging us completely with Love, thereby enabling us to love as Thou Lovest, to see as Thou seest, to hear as Thou hearest; lifting the consciousness of our human minds into complete oneness with our Christ Consciousness - Thy Consciousness; so that henceforth we may consciously, at will, be with Thee, work with Thee, commune with Thee, face to face, at all times and on all planes, when the need is in the Father’s Service; and we may know with Thy Understanding all things we seek and need to know.

Cleanse us of all consciousness of Self and separation from Thee, so that our Lord Christ henceforth may live His Life in us, do His Will in us, be His Self in us, without let or hindrance of any kind, for evermore.

Beloved Father, make us to abide always in Thy Consciousness and Thy Word to abide in us, giving us ever of Thy Wisdom to light and direct our way, Thy Will to strengthen and sustain us and Thy Love to surround, protect and fill us; so that we may see Thee, dear Christ, may feel thy glorious presence within us, may know Thee, may be truly One with Thee, everywhere, in everything, and in every one of our brothers and sisters.

We thank and glorify Thee, beloved Father, for Thy many Blessings. Take us wholly unto Thyself, so that we may be selfless and perfect instruments for Thy use.

In Christ Jesus’ Name we ask it. Amen