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Heart of the Message, copyright 97 is produced for the Church of All and of all churches at Pagosa Springs by Post-Dogmatist Publications, Rev. Hamid Cecil Touchon; Editor-in-Chief. This publication is a part of the larger site, A CHERAG'S LIBRARY. COPYRIGHT 1997 


    Towards the One,   
    The Perfection of Love,   
    Harmony and Beauty, the Only Being,   
    united with all the illuminated souls,  
    who form the embodiment of the Master   
    The Spirit of Guidance. 


    Praise be to Thee, Most Supreme God,   
    Omnipotent, Omnipresent, All-pervading, the Only Being.   
    Take us in Thy Parental Arms, raise us from the denseness of the earth,   
    Thy Beauty do we worship, to Thee do we give willing surrender.   
    Most Merciful and Compassionate God, the Idealized Lord of the whole humanity,   
    Thee only do we worship, and towards Thee Alone do we aspire.   
    Open our hearts towards Thy Beauty, illuminate our souls with Divine Light,   
    O Thou, the Perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty,   
    All-powerful Creator, Sustainer, Judge and Forgiver of our shortcomings,   
    Lord God of the East and of the West,  of the worlds above and below, and of the seen and unseen beings.   
    Pour upon us Thy Love and Thy Light, give sustenance to our bodies, hearts and souls, use us for the purpose that Thy Wisdom chooseth, and guide us on the path of Thine Own Goodness.   

    Draw us closer to Thee every moment of our life, until in us be reflected Thy Grace, Thy Glory, Thy Wisdom, Thy Joy and Thy Peace. Amen   

    Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan -- A Prayer of the Gayatri   


    Most Gracious Lord, Master, Messiah and Saviour of humanity, we greet Thee with all humility.  
    Thou art the First Cause and the Last Effect, the Divine Light and the Spirit of Guidance, Alpha and Omega.  
    Thy Light is in all forms, Thy Love in all beings: in a loving mother, in a kind father, in an innocent child, in a helpful friend, and in an inspiring teacher.  
    Allow is to recognize Thee in all Thy Holy Names and Forms: as Rama, as Krishna, as Shiva, as Buddha; let us know Thee as Abraham, as Solomon, as Zarathustra, as Moses, as Jesus, as Muhammed, and in many more Names and Forms, known and unknown to the world.  
    We adore Thy Past, Thy Presence deeply enlightens our being, and we look for Thy Blessing in the future,  
    O Messenger, Christ, Nabi, the Rasul of God! Thou whose heart constantly reaches upwards,  
    Thou comest on earth with a Message, as a dove from above when dharma decayeth, and speakest the word that is put in thy mouth, as the light filleth the crescent moon.  
    Let the star of the Divine Light shining in thy heart be reflected in the hearts of thy devotees.  
    May the Message of God reach far and wide, illuminating and making the whole of humanity as one single family in the Parenthood of God. Amen  

    Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan -- A Prayer of the Gayatri 


    O Thou, Who art the Perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty, The Lord of Heaven and Earth,  
    Open our hearts, that we may hear Thy Voice, which constantly cometh from within;  
    Disclose to us Thy Divine Light, which is hidden in our souls, That we may know and understand life better.  
    Most Merciful and Compassionate God, give us Thy Great Goodness,  
    Teach us Thy Loving Forgiveness,  
    Raise us above the distinctions and differences which divide us,  
    Send us the Peace of Thy Divine Spirit, And unite us all in Thy Perfect Being. Amen  

    Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan -- A Prayer of the Gayatri  


    Warner of coming dangers,  
    Wakener of the world from sleep,  
    Deliver of the Message of God, Thou art our Savior.  
    The sun at the dawn of creation,  
    The light of the whole universe,  
    The fulfillment of God's purpose,  
    Thou, the life eternal, we seek refuge in thy loving enfoldment.  
    Comforter of the broken hearted,  
    Spirit of Guidance, Source of all beauty, and Creator of harmony,  
    Love, Lover and Beloved Lord, Thou art our divine ideal. Amen  

    Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan -- A Prayer of the Gayatri   


    Inspirer of my mind, consoler of my heart, healer of my spirit,   
    Thy presence lifteth me from earth to heaven, Thy words flow as the sacred river,   
    Thy thought riseth as a divine spring, Thy tender feelings awaken sympathy in my heart.   
    Beloved Teacher, thy very being is forgiveness.   
    The clouds of doubt and fear are scattered by thy piercing glance,   
    All ignorance vanishes in thy illuminating presence;   
    A new hope is born in my heart by breathing thy peaceful atmosphere.   
    O inspiring Guide through life's puzzling ways, In thee I feel abundance of blessing. Amen   

    Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan -- A Prayer of the Gayatri 


    A torch in the darkness, a staff during my weakness,  
    A rock in the weariness of life, Thou, my Master, makest earth a paradise.  
    Thy thought giveth me unearthly joy,  
    Thy light illuminateth my life's path,  
    Thy words inspire me with divine wisdom,  
    I follow in thy footsteps, which lead me to the eternal goal.  
    Comforter of the broken hearted, Support of those in need,  
    Friend of the lovers of truth, Blessed Master, thou art the Prophet of God. Amen  

    Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan -- A Prayer of the Gayatri 

    Prayer for the Universel   

    O Thou, Who art the Maker, Molder and Builder of the Universe,   
    Build with Thy own hands, the Universel,   
    Our temple for Thy divine message of Love, Harmony and Beauty.  

    Nayaz - The Healing Prayer, recited after early morning breathing practices.  

    Beloved Lord, Almighty God! Through the rays of the Sun, through the waves of the air, Through the All­pervading Life in space, Purify and revivify me, and I pray, heal my body, heart and soul.  


    Nazr - Recited as a blessing at mealtimes.  

    O Thou, Sustainer of our body, heart, and soul, Bless all that we receive In thankfulness. Amen  

    Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan -- A Prayer of the Gayatri 


    Save me, my Lord, from the earthly passions and the attachments that blind mankind.  
    Save me, my Lord, from the temptations of power, fame and wealth, which keep man away from Thy Glorious Vision.  
    Save me, my Lord, from the souls who are constantly occupied in hurting and harming their fellow-man, and who take pleasure in the pain of another.  
    Save me, my Lord, from the evil eye of envy and jealousy, which fall upon Thy Bountiful Gifts.  
    Save me, my Lord, from falling into the hands of the playful children of the earth; they might use me in their games; they might play with me and then break me in the end, as children destroy their toys.  
    Save me, my Lord, from all manner of injury that cometh from the bitterness of my adversaries and from the ignorance of my loving friends.  


    Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan -- A Prayer of the Gayatri 

    Prayer for Peace  

    Send Thy peace O Lord, which is perfect and everlasting, that our souls may radiate peace.  
    Send Thy peace O Lord, that we may think, act and speak harmoniously.  
    Send Thy peace O Lord, that we may be contented and thankful for Thy bountiful gifts.  
    Send Thy peace O Lord, that amidst our worldly strife, we may enjoy Thy bliss.  
    Send Thy peace O Lord, that we may endure all, tolerate all, in the thought of Thy grace and mercy.  
    Send Thy peace O Lord, that our lives may become a Divine vision and in Thy light, all darkness may vanish.  
    Send Thy peace O Lord, our Father and Mother, that we Thy children on Earth may all unite in one family.  


    Prayer for New Year  

    O Thou who abidest in our hearts,  
    most Merciful and Compassionate God,  
    Lord of Heaven and Earth,  
    we forgive others their trespasses and ask Thy forgiveness of our shortcomings.  
    We begin the New Year with pure heart and clear conscience, with courage and hope.  
    Help us to fulfil the purpose of our lives under Thy divine guidance.  

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