Dear God, fill my heart with spiritual bread from heaven in a form fit for my understanding on earth, and fill my body with perfect spiritual health in a form fit for the perception of my present state of mind. Fill me with nothing earthly, and only with that which is holy. Lord, I know that such a request is unneeded in your eyes, and that the form of this human prayer is only to acknowledge your omnipotence and the presence of all things necessary for my well being continually. Please grant me the understanding to see more clearly the appearance and continual presence of your plenteous abundance, from the smallest things of my own life, to the greatest needs of the world. These humble words are but the affirmation of your ever present omnipotence. Confer also to me growth in my human confidence, that the appearance of even the smallest measure of your grace in my life renders me stronger and better fit to receive more – that I may continue to witness your all-power through the reflection of your knowing in the form of ceaseless silent prayer, as my likeness to you appears more clearly in growing and rising stages of consciousness. Grant me patience in prayer, that I may continue to consistently grow into the final perception of myself and of my fellow man as your perfect child, as we all are in heaven. Let this all be known on earth now. Amen.
These words came to me after contemplation of the following paragraph from ”The First Chruch of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany” by the discoverer of Chritian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, on page 127 beginning on line eleven:
“When a hungry heart petitions the divine Father-Mother God for bread, it is not given a stone, – but more grace, abedience, and love. if this heart, humble and trustful, faithfully asks divine Love to feed it with the bread of heaven, health, holiness, it will be conformed to a fitness to receive the answer to its desire; then will flow into it “the river of His pleasure,” the tributary of divine Love, and great growth in Christian Science will follow, – even that joy which find’s one’s own in another’s good.”