18. Demand for Pearls of Wisdom to Be Obtained in the Sea of Meditation

Divine Father, teach me to dive deep for the pearls of Thy wisdom in the ocean of meditation. Teach me to plunge headlong, protected in the diving suit of conscience, that the sharks of passions may not destroy me. If, by one or two divings, I find not Thy wisdom‐pearls, let me not call the sea of meditation devoid of any pearl of Thy wisdom. Teach me, rather, to find fault with my own diving. Teach me to dive again and again in meditation, deeper and deeper always, until I find Thine immortal pearls of wisdom and of joy divine.

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19. Prayer for Expanding Love from Self to All Brethren