Prayers from a Master

In recognition of the National Day of Prayer, I offer four brief prayers offering comfort and inspiration from the pen of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi and the founder of Self-Realization Fellowship. These excerpts are from Yogananda’s book, Where There is Light.

O Divine Teacher, let me realize that though the gloom of my ignorance be age-old, with the dawn of Thy light the darkness will vanish as though it had never been.


Bless me, that I may find Thee in the temple of each thought and activity. Finding Thee within, I will find Thee without, in all people, and in all conditions.


Dear Father, whatever conditions confront me, I know that they represent the next step in my unfoldment. I will welcome all tests because I know that within me is the intelligence to understand and the power to overcome.


Divine Father, this is my prayer: I care not what I permanently possess, but give me power to acquire at will whatever I daily need.

Paramahansa Yogananda in Encinitas, California, in 1947 (Courtesy of Self-Realization Fellowship, Los Angeles, California)

Where There Is Light if published by Self-Realization Fellowship, Los Angeles, California. All rights reserved.

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