“Desire is prayer; and no loss can occur from trusting God with our desires, that they may be moulded and exalted before they take form in words and in deeds.” (Science and Health, page 1)
Yes, we can have what we want. We can have our heart’s desires. These genuine longings are God’s loving voice speaking within us, declaring His own intentions for us. And so they are also prayers because they affirm what He caused us to love and what He made for us to express.
We may think that what we truly want is a perfect set of human circumstances fitting some outline we have set out. But really our desire is to know and feel a perfect quality of peace, understanding, happiness, well-being. These are right aspirations and to pray rightly is to cherish our love for those qualities and leave God to show us the “how” of their revelation and activity in our thoughts and in our lives.
No loss will ever occur by leaving our yearnings to the One Who loves us best and knows our needs. God, the only Mind and Life, knows what will truly satisfy us. He sees beyond the limits of time and personal sense that we would place on things. He is conscious of the full measure of what our lives are about and what brings out the best for us and for others, in His good and perfect time, His ideal way. Trust divine Love to be loving. Leave your heart with God and He will never disappoint you. Pause for His inspiration. There is no need to rush. Your goodness will not be lost. It will be nurtured and made to blossom into exactly the bloom that you most love to see and to be and that most blesses the world with its beauty and aroma as well!
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