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Our Dedication to Accept God’s Gift

Now do we come to [God] with but His Word upon our minds and hearts, and wait for Him to take the step to us that He has told us, through His Voice, He would not fail to take when we invited Him.

Sit silently and wait upon your Father. He has willed to come to you when you have recognized it is your will He do so.

Father, we give these holy times to You, in gratitude to Him Who taught us how to leave the world of sorrow in exchange for its replacement, given us by You. We look not backward now. We look ahead, and fix our eyes upon the journey’s end. Accept these little gifts of thanks from us, as through Christ’s vision we behold a world beyond the one we made, and take that world to be the full replacement of our own.

And now we wait in silence, unafraid and certain of Your com­ing. We have sought to find our way by following the Guide You sent to us. We did not know the way, but You did not forget us. And we know that You will not forget us now. We ask but that Your ancient promises be kept which are Your Will to keep. We will with You in asking this. The Father and the Son, Whose holy Will created all that is, can fail in nothing. In this certainty, we undertake these last few steps to You, and rest in confidence upon Your Love, which will not fail the Son who calls to You. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Part II, W-pII.in.4:1;5:5-6;6:2-7:8. See also ACIM Lesson 221 Insights.)

The ego is the epitome of ingratitude, rejecting all of God’s gifts — the only gifts that exist in truth. But though we have rejected His gifts by identifying with the ego, we have not lost them. God gave us the Holy Spirit with the mission to lead us to exchange the ego’s empty gifts with our Father’s gift of all of Himself.

The last two paragraphs of the above quote from ACIM can be considered a prayer of dedication to accept the Holy Spirit’s exchange, replacing the ego’s substitutes with the certainty of God’s peace, joy and Love. This is our dedication for today.

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How to Read References for Quotes from A Course in Miracles

Below are example references to specific sentences using the notation of the Second & Third Editions of A Course in Miracles published by the Foundation for Inner Peace:

T-26.IV.4:7 = Text, Chapt. 26, Section IV, paragraph 4, sentence 7.

W-pI.169.5:2 = Workbook, Part I, Lesson 169, paragraph 5, sentence 2.

M-13.3:2 = Manual for Teachers, Question 13, paragraph 3, sentence 2.

C-6.4:6 = Clarification of Terms, Term 6, paragraph 4, sentence 6

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