Setu Prayer

Eknath Easwaran

Passages for Meditation

Dear Lord, please fill my heart
with love and devotion for you
and burn out all seeds of selfish desire
and sense craving in my mind.

Grant that I may be carried by you
from this life to the next without suffering
and be born in a holy family
with my heart overflowing
with love and devotion for you
from earliest childhood onwards.

Eknath Easwaran (1910-1999), founder of the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, used this prayer daily during the last years of his life. This passage is published in Easwaran’s spiritual anthology, “God Makes the Rivers to Flow.” The audio recording is by Eknath Easwaran’s wife, Christine Easwaran.