A Passage for February


Choosing a new passage to memorize can sometimes feel daunting. There are so many wonderful passages in Easwaran's compilation God Makes the Rivers to Flow, that at times we've found ourselves with just too many choices! Just this past week the YA Blog team found ourselves in this spot so we played a favorite game – open the book at random and memorize the passage on the page.

We opened to "Prayer for Peace" by Swami Omkar, and were so pleased with the choice. We invite you to join us in memorizing this passage and using it in meditation this month. 

We'd love to hear from you. We particularly like the first line "Adorable presence, Thou who art within and without, above and below and all around." In the comments below, share with us a line or word in this passage that stands out to you.

Prayer for Peace – Swami Omkar

Adorable presence,
Thou who art within and without,
above and below and all around,
Thou who art interpenetrating
every cell of my being,
Thou who art the eye of my eyes,
the ear of my ears,
the heart of my heart,
the mind of my mind,
the breath of my breath,
the life of my life,
the soul of my soul,
Bless us, dear God, to be aware of thy presence now and here. 

May we all be aware of thy presence
in the East and the West,
in the North and the South.
May peace and good will abide among individuals, communities, and nations. 

This is my earnest prayer. May peace be unto all!