Sacred Demands to the Infinite
O! You who have come to the portals of these prayers: Pass not by in haste. Enter and bathe in the sacred pool of God-Love, hidden behind the ramparts of meditation.
Every day, take one prayer-demand at a time, and read it carefully. First, get the intellectual concept, then concentrate upon it, addressing it to God by deep, unceasing, forceful, mental whispers.
At last, the demand will become individualized. Fragrant flower-thoughts will blossom from the original prayer-plant, thoughts born of concentration and watered by the divine dew of meditation.
Each word, if it is a word, shall wear, for you, a garment of burning flame. Each word will be a guiding torchlight in the procession of prayer-thoughts marching to God. Each word will spread flames to light the path of some lost brother on the way. Each word-flame will sing a song that He has sung. Each word-flame will reveal some lost gem of truth. Each word-flame will illumine some dark corner of the mind. Each thought-flame will, in silence, pour forth sermons of His sacredness. Each feeling-flame will hum with the presence of His love, everywhere, and will wake the sleeping ones to hear His ever-calling voice, saying: “Come home!”