Prayer for the Higher Self


Prayer for the Higher Self

Dear God,
In this one moment I recognize that there is within me a perfect Self:
A Self that is not dysfunctional;
A Self that is not weak but strong;
That is not limited, but unlimited;
That is not small, but huge;
That is not in pain but in peace;
That is not faithless and scared
but all-knowing, all loving, serene and calm,
through the grace of God.
I have been playing with the toys of death and weakness.
I have been playing at sickness and playing at addiction.
I have been playing at dysfunction and limitation and war.
I have been playing at hunger and violation of myself and others.
I have been playing with toys that are dangerous.
But I desire to play the games of death no more.
In this moment, I ask You, dear God,
to release me from my destructive thinking.
I take up now the mantle of Your magnificence.
Through Your grace, dear God, I am good, innocent, strong and pure,

 for thus would You have me be.
The love that emanates from Your mind to me,
and from my mind to the minds of others, is a power so great.
Within its embrace all negativity shall turn to good,
all pain to peace, all fear to love.
I invoke Your light.
I receive Your heaven, which replaces hell.
I do not look back.
I do not stop my eyes at the veil of horror that surrounds the world,
but rather I extend my vision to the possibilities
for love for myself and others.
I step out of my childhood, into my adulthood;
out of my weaknesses, into my strengths;
out of my fear, into my love;
out of my small self, into You.
Dear God, please make me new.

by Marianne Williamson 

(from Illuminata: A Return to Prayer)