AFTER THIS MANNER THEREFORE PRAY!

ON PRAYER

The mystery of praying
Seek, and you shall find
Ask, and you shall receive
Knock, and it shall be opened unto you
Spiritual renewal
After this manner therefore pray

AFTER THIS MANNER THEREFORE PRAY!

IN THE HOUR OF AWAKING

Holy heavenly hosts!
Protect to day
My new day!

Help from on high give help
To me,
Who trusts,
To do my deed!

Pure is my feeling: –
Let it remain pure!

Straight my thinking: –
Let it remain straight!

Clear my speaking: –
Let it remain clear!

I submit
My thinking
To love!
I submit
My words
To love!

I submit
My deeds
To love!

 

 

ON FEEDING THE BODY

 

 

AT THE DAY’S END

 

 

IN HAPPINESS

 

 

IN NEED AND DISTRESS

 

 

CONCERNED FOR A SOUL

 

 

IN TEMPTATION

 

 

BEFORE A DIFFICULT DUTY

 

 

IN DEEP DARKNESS

 

 

AT A BIER

 

 

BY A CRADLE

 

 

IN DEEP JOY

 

 

AS TO FIND ONESELF

 

Innermost life!
Being of myself!
You light-filled star
Of original divine light
In the darkness of the earth!
You,
Whose ‘image’
I am, –
Earthly entwined
In the earthly, –
Not comprehending
Myself: –
Only in You
Comprehended
By You!

Far was I
From myself, –
So, as I am
In You, –
Far was I removed
From myself!

Where is my way? –
My way
To me, –
So as I
Eternally
Am
In You!?

Oh, help me!
Let not your ‘image’
Be de-formed
By the earthly!

Oh, allow me
To return
To myself! – –
To You
You light in me!
Loosen
My self-entanglement!
Free
From error’s servitude
What only with You
United
Can find life!

 

FOR ENLIGHTENMENT

 

 

AFTER SALVATION FROM DANGER

 

FOR SUCCESS

 

 

FOR WISDOM

 

 

FOR TRUE BELIEF

 

 

FOR RELEASE FROM ENSLAVEMENT TO DOUBT

 

 

FOR INNER CERTAINTY

 

 

IN SICKNESS AND PAIN

 

 

REMEMBERING THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY