Thursday, 17 February 2011

Weekly Quote School of Truth 135

The prayer of faith shall save him - (James 5:15)
I give grateful thanks that God, my Father is always the fulfilment of my need

When we pray, to whom are we offering up our prayer? If to God, what are we hoping to gain thereby? The granting of a boon, the changing of a condition (brought about by us), a healing of some disease?

God's part is already done in all that concerns us. He is the VINE, we are the branches. Would it make sense for certain leaves on an oak to beg the tree to send up sap to nourish them, to induce the sun to shine on them, to incline the rain to wash them free of dust? The sap will rise because it is its nature to do so, the sun cannot withhold the light which streams out of it, and the gentle rain from heaven falls upon the just and the unjust.

In order to attain peace of mind, to still our doubts we do remind ourselves that God governs; that He is our all-sufficing supply, and is expressing Himself - all that He is and has - in and through us. THAT is what we achieve through prayer - a sense of unity with our Maker, the attunement with him that convinces us that all is good and good is ours to use and to enjoy.

The Path of Truth Vol. 57, No. 5, p. 299.

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