The Great Invocation
From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.
From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ* return to Earth.
From the centre where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men –
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
From the centre which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
*Many religions believe in a World Teacher, a “Coming One”, knowing him under such names
as the Lord Maitreya, the Imam Mahdi, the Kalki Avatar and the Bodhisattva. These terms are
sometimes used in versions of the Great Invocation for people of specific faiths.
A Mantram for the New Age
The Great Invocation is a world prayer translated into over 80 languages and dialects. It was given to Alice Bailey in April 1945 in a message for all people of goodwill.
Its beauty and strength lies in its simplicity and in its expression of certain central truths:
- The truth of the existence of a basic Intelligence to Whom we vaguely give the name of God;
- The truth that behind all outer seeming, the motivating power of the universe is Love;
- The truth that a great Individuality, called by Christians the Christ, came to earth and embodied that love so that we could understand;
- The truth that both love and intelligence are effects of what is called the Will of God;
- And finally, the self-evident truth that only through humanity itself can the divine plan work out.