Excerpt from the Chapter – Meditation
Prayer is a contemplation of God’s love for His kingdom. It is a realization of God’s presence filling all space, an awareness of peace, joy, and abundance, an inner stillness and silence, a refraining from thought and desire. Prayer is beholding and witnessing God’s grace; it is a realization of it is the holy contemplation:
Where Thou art, I am; where I am, Thou art. “Son thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.” God’s grace is my sufficiency in all things; God’s love is enveloping me and this universe; God’s peace is upon this world. “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Wherever I am, the Lord is.
Prayer is a contemplation of is God is. Life is! Joy is ! Prayer is an outflowing of gratitude that God has given us the heavens and the earth for our glory. Prayer is a heart full of gratitude for the still greater blessings in prayer yet to be revealed. “Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore.”
Within every individual, far, far within—deeply hidden behind the mask of personal selfhood—is that part of him which is in and of God. Actually, it is the God-Self unfolding as individual spiritual being.
This Self is never affected by any experience we may undergo—It is untouched by birth, age or death. Throughout the ages this Self of you and of me is about the “Father’s business,” unfolding and expressing in accordance with the divine plan. It never fluctuates or deviates from Its eternal state of spiritual being and appointed work. This Self is our spiritual identity, through which the will of God is forever functioning. God’s grace is ever feeding and sustaining it. God is the wisdom, the very Life and Soul of individual spiritual being. God is our true identity and individuality.