God, good, only is the spring of all my joys

From a prayer signed by which was found among papers of the janitor of the Mother Church, Jonathan Irving, when he passed in 1913. One portion can be found in Divinity Course and General Collectanea, page 273, and variation of the second paragraph can found in Watches, Prayers, and Arguments, page 120
(given by Florence at the Sunday, May 16th, 2021 Roundtable)


Grant, O my God, that neither the joys nor the sorrows of this period shall have visited my heart in vain. Make me wiser and stronger for immediate duties, and ripen me by whatever means thou seest best for those that be beyond.

Inasmuch as I am God’s child, spiritual, and not material, I must be perfect. I am whole; I am free; I have all I need every hour. I am without fear, without anxiety; I live in Spirit, not in matter, (error); I am not in danger; no one can harm me or deprive me of any good. I know no such thing as pain, suffering or disease for I am a reflection of Life, Truth, and Love. I am never disappointed or grieved. The harmony of my being is never broken because I live in the infinite. No condition of the body, or the presence of anyone’s personality, is essential to my happiness, for God, good, only is the spring of all my joys. My life is hid with Christ in God. Therefore, I am immortal, for nothing can be lost or die in God.




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