Prayers from “THE COURSE”

Prayers from “THE COURSE”

 

When you feel threatened by an encounter with any brother.

THE HAPPY DREAM   (T-18, V.)   Happy dreams come true, not because they are dreams, but because they are happy.  And so they must be loving….It is no dream to love your brother as yourself.  Nor is your holy relationship a dream…..When you feel the holiness of your relationship is threatened by anything, stop instantly and offer the Holy Spirit your willingness, in spite of fear, to let Him exchange this instant for the holy one that you would rather have.  He wlll never fail in this…..(Nor is it) impossible that the holy instant come to either of you without the other.  And it will come to both at the request of either.   Whoever is saner at the time the threat is perceived should remember how deep is his indebtedness to the other and how much gratitude is due him, and be glad that he can pay his debt by bringing happiness to both.  Let him remember this, and say:

 ”I desire this holy instant for myself, that I may share it with my brother, whom I love.  It is not possible that I can have it without him, or he without me.  Yet it is wholly possible for us to share it now.  And so I choose this instant as the one to offer to the Holy Spirit, that His blessing may descend on us, and keep us both in peace.”    (Blog Ref: PFC 101)

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Calling upon Christ’s Strength

CHOOSE ONCE AGAIN (T-31, VIII, 5.)   …You always choose between your weakness and the strength of Christ in you.  And what you choose is what you think is real.  Simply by never using weakness to direct our actions, you have given it no power.  And the light of Christ in you is given charge of everything you do.  For you have brought your weakness unto Him, and He has given you His strength instead…..Learn, then, the happy habit of response to all temptation to perceive yourself as weak and miserable with these words: 
 
“I am as God created me.
His Son can suffer nothing. 
And I am His Son.”
 
….And in this choice is everyone made free.     (Blog Ref: PFC 102)
 
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Sustenance (Lesson 50)

“Through the Love of God within me, I can resolve all seeming difficulties, without effort and in sure confidence. I am sustained by the Love of God”.   (Blog Ref: PFC 103)

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When your peace is threatened or disturbed (W277)

“I do not know what anything, including this, means.
And so I do not know how to respond to it.
And I will not use my past learning as the light to guide me now.”  
(Blog Ref: PFC 104)

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Choosing but what we want (W138)

“Heaven is the decision I must make. I make it now and will not change my mind. Because it is the only thing I want.”  (Blog Ref: PFC 105)

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