O Gracious Lord
by Bishop C.W.Leadbeater

O Gracious Lord, I Enter Thy Radiance,
And Approach Thy Presence,
Bearing with Me the Service
Done in Thy Name, and for Thee.
I Seek to Become a More Efficient Server,
And I Open My Heart and Mind to the Power
Of Thy Love, and Thy Joy, and Thy Peace.

In Thy Presence, Thy Peace Enfolds Me,
And Fills Me with Contentment,
Certainty, Rest, Stillness,
Thy Peace Which Passeth Understanding.
I must Therefore Be a Center
Of Love, Joy, and Peace in the World.

I Place My Hand in Thine
With All Love and Trust and Confidence,
for Thou Art Indeed My Lord.
From the Unreal Lead Me to the Real,
From Darkness to Light,
From Death to Life Eternal.

At Thy Feet, and in the Light of Thy Holy Presence,
I Strive to Realize What I Am.

I Am Not this Body
Which Belongs to the World of Shadows;
I Am Not the Desire Which Affects It;
I Am Not the Thoughts Which Fill My Mind;
I Am Not the Mind Itself.

I Am the Divine Flame Within My Heart,
Eternal, Immortal, Ancient,
Without Beginning, Without End.
More Radiant than the Sun
In All His Noonday Glory,
Purer than the Snow, Untouched,
Unsullied by the Hand of Matter;
More Subtle than the Ether
Is the Spirit Within My Heart.
I and My Father Are One.

I Worship Thee. I Adore Thee;
Thou My Life, My Breath, My Being, My All.
I Am in Thee and Thou Art in Me.

Lead Me, O Gracious Lord,
Through Thy Illimitable Love

To Union with Thee and the Heart of Eternal Love.

In Thy Love I Rest for Evermore. Amen.



Credit:Bishop C.W.Leadbeater gave this prayer to his class in Melbourne, Australia, for a daily meditation...The prayer is quoted from "Thus I have Heard" by Geoffrey Hodson: The Aquarian Age, May-June, 1924... It may be meditated upon phrase by phrase with deepening realization....