A GREAT PEACE OF MIND, A DEEP SENSE OF BELONGING, A COMPLETE REALIZATION THAT GOD IS RIGHT WHERE I AM, FILLS MY MIND TODAY
When we meditate on spiritual thoughts we are affirming the Presence of God in, around and through us. It is this close and immediate feeling of the Divine Presence, actively stated, that gives power to our words. The words of themselves would have no power without this deep feeling back of them. It is because we do believe in a Power greater that we are that we can have this feeling, this inner conviction, this sense of certainty which all spiritual teachers have told us is necessary to effective prayer. Effective prayer is an acknowledgment of the Presence and the Power of Good. It is an acknowledgment of this Presence as close to us and this Power as acting on our acceptance.
I know that there is a Power greater than I am. I know that there is a Love that casts out all fear. I know that there is a faith which overcomes all obstructions. I am now entering into this love. I am now using this faith. I now have complete confidence in God, the living, loving Spirit.
I believe that the Spirit within me, which is God, makes perfect and happy the way before me. I enter into conscious union with everything that lives. I commune with the Spirit in all people and in all things. I feel an intimate relationship to the Presence and the Power which controls everything. I put my whole trust in God. I know that the Spirit will gently lead me, wisely counsel me. I know that the Love which envelopes everything flows through me to everyone, and with It there goes a confidence, a sense of joy and freedom, a buoyant enthusiasm for living, a zest for life. And there comes back to me today everything that makes life worthwhile – everything that is good, beautiful and true.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker