I Ask the Holy Spirit for Peace
by Nancy Bowers, RScP
“I must have decided wrongly, because I am not at peace.
I made the decision myself, but I can also decide otherwise.
I want to decide otherwise, because I want to be at peace.
I do not feel guilty, because the Holy Spirit will undo all the consequences of my wrong decision if I will let Him.
I choose to let Him, by allowing Him to decide for God for me.” ~A Course in Miracles
The answer is always available because God is always present. In this here and now, I pause to remember that I am surrounded by Love. Always. Forever. What I remember in this moment is that that Divine Essence I call God, that Eternal Goodness that is the Life-Force of Beingness is everywhere present and Its Intelligence, Its Guidance is mine for the asking.
God is Perfect Peace.
Knowing that I am made of God-Stuff and that you, too, are made of God-Stuff, I recognize in this moment that peace is always available. When I am not experiencing it, it is because I have forgotten who I am. Perhaps, I have forgotten who you are, too. I have somehow thought that my own small ideas would provide better guidance than God. I have forgotten that within me is the answer to every question I could ask, for the Holy Spirit is always the answer and He is the bringer of peace. He is the one who purifies all thoughts and returns them to Love.
So, I release and let go of my small ideas. I step back and allow myself to be led by Spirit. I choose again. I choose God. I choose Love. I claim for myself the peace that comes from allowing Spirit to run my life. I claim for myself the joy that comes from letting God tell me what to do. I remember that God loves me so much that She ensured that I would never be comfortless, that all I need do is ask and the answer is given. I know this for myself and I know this for each and every person who reads this prayer. Peace is yours. You are forever guided by Love. That’s how cherished you are – you are surrounded by Love. Peace is always yours for the asking.
And I give thanks that I know this. I give thanks that God placed the Holy Spirit within each of us. I give thanks to know the truth of my brothers. I give thanks that we are all one and that the truth of all of us is love. I give thanks for I am so grateful.
So, knowing peace is always there for the asking, I let the Holy Spirit tell me what to do. I allow myself to be guided back to peace. Then I let go and affirm the sweetness of Our Lord by saying, “and so it is.” Amen.