“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house [the consciousness] of [Love] for ever.” (Science and Health, page 578)
This last verse of the inspired 23rd Psalm, as illuminated by Mary Baker Eddy, is a fitting conclusion to any prayer. It reminds us of what is real and true now and what certainly must be so going forward. This verse recognizes and honors the ever-presence of the Mind that is God, therefore infinite, immortal, and perfect.
This prayer does not plead with God. It recognizes and trusts what God is, acknowledges it, and rests in the comfort that awareness brings. Surely, since Our Father-Mother is good and deathless and complete, merciful blessings will be with us, His children, forever. We are the very ideas and expressions of His perpetual purpose.
Our house is consciousness. Our true home is our thinking; it is in that which we acknowledge as true and accept and dwell with. We can have our physical abode in a mansion and yet be uncomfortable because our thought is not at peace. We can live in a tiny hut and feel joyful and grateful, if our thinking is content.
The surest way to know our happy home is to claim the truth in this verse. We can and do dwell in God’s consciousness, in the Mind that is Love, and this Love dwells within us. We can gratefully release the sense of personal control over our lives to the One Consciousness that is never wrong, never frightened, never alone, and never unkind. We can know with confidence and accept that we live in Love, with Love, and because of Love, now and forever.
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