The inner vision of God
In the New Lord’s Prayer, given in 1961, it says:
Oh mighty God, this day have you granted me a Divine privilege.
I ask you, now, to give to me the strength,
So that never again will I turn from my inner vision of you…
When Dr. King spoke about these words he said that there was only one way to have this inner vision of God and that was in meditation i.e. in deep samadhi.
This is an extremely advanced mystic state, which we will all one day achieve, even though it may take us many more lives to attain.
In the meantime we can still adopt the spirit of the Master Jesus’s words.
If we’re honest, we know our conscious minds are plagued all too often by fears, materialistic desires, petty likes and dislikes, and so on.
But, we can pray for the strength to rise above our lower aspects, so that we can listen to the wise council of the Divine Self within.
When we listen to this wise council, we will become better, more compassionate people. Our every thought and action will be motivated by the realization that we are interrelated parts of a greater whole. We will know that God is all.
Service to others will become to us as natural as breathing – part of the rhythm of life. During this time of the Spiritual Push let us listen to the wisdom coming from the Spark of God within us and act today – in spiritual service to others!