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Lotus Prayer by Sri Swami Satchidananda

O Lord, the Light of Lights,
You are the Indweller of the entire Universe.
You are the Light of Awareness.
You are the Light of our Consciousness.
You are the One who enlightens everything and everybody.
You are the One who makes the sun shine,
the moon shine, who makes the stars shine, who
makes the fire burn.
Kindly lead us to that Light of Wisdom and remove the
darkness of ignorance; enlighten our hearts.
Help us experience that Light within and without.
Help us see the same Light, the same Spirit dwelling
everywhere in everything or, to be more
accurate, as everything.
Help us to understand You and You alone through all
these various forms and names, through all these
different approaches and ways of worship.
Help us recognize the central unity.
Help us realize we are Your image, Your children,
no matter what the differences are.
Let us behold Your Spirit running through all.
Give us the strength and courage and capacity to
experience that Peace and Joy within and share
the same with everyone.
Help us to get away from these selfish temptations
with which we are creating all the differences, all
the fights, and all the wars.
We have suffered enough due to our ignorance.
Please guide us to know our brothers and sisters
and to know we are all parts of Your family.
Enlighten our paths, O Light of Lights, Lord
of Lords. Help us, guide us.

~ Sri Swami Satchidananda