Today’s Prayer to Passage continues within the ancient scriptures of the “Nag Hamadi”. This month’s spiritual devotion within these texts will be taking place between June 1 – June 30, 2017.
Today I pray, “Dear God, I am ready to feel excited all the time, every moment of the day. Thank You for this excitement, which is fully and readily available to me. Amen.”
Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to reveal this passage:
“This the prayer that they spoke:
“We give thanks to You! Every soul and heart is lifted up to You, undisturbed name, honored with the name ‘God’ and praised with the name ‘Father’, for to everyone and everything (comes) the fatherly kindness and affection and love, and any teaching there may be that is sweet and plain, giving us mind, speech, (and) knowledge: mind, so that we may understand You, speech, so that we may expound You, knowledge, so that we may know You. We rejoice, having been illuminated by Your knowledge. We rejoice because You have shown us Yourself. We rejoice because while we were in (the) body, You have made us divine through Your knowledge.
“The thanksgiving of the man who attains to You is one thing: that we know You. We have known You, intellectual light. Life of life, we have known You. Womb of every creature, we have known You. Womb pregnant with the nature of the Father, we have known You. Eternal permanence of the begetting Father, thus have we worshiped Your goodness. There is one petition that we ask: we would be preserved in knowledge. And there is one protection that we desire: that we not stumble in this kind of life.”
When they had said these things in the prayer, they embraced each other and they went to eat their holy food, which has no blood in it.”
—NAG HAMADI SCRIPTURES
I live in thanksgiving for a consistent excited nature. I am ready to feel like a kid agin. I am ready for childlike joy and fun. I am ready for lightheartedness and freedom. I am ready to play! Amen.