A Christmas Prayer


Oh Divine Spirit –


At this very special Christmas time of year – filled with anticipation

Let us be conscious of your presence in and through all things

May we be joyful in your joy, wise in your wisdom, active in your work,

Compassionate in your love

May we not be children of ignorance and mortality

But children of light and immortal

From a direct and unclouded vision of one supreme reality

Let us create and bring forth in this holy hour a new world society in peace and freedom and love

of which there shall be no end.


– Obadiah Harris

Obadiah Harris is the founder and president of the University of Philosophical Research. Harris has a long and storied career in both mainstream academia and the American metaphysical culture. He holds a Ph.D. in education administration and supervision from the University of Michigan and an MA in education from Arizona State University, where he was an associate professor of education and director of community education.

He is the author of multiple books, including his most recent title, The Simple Road: A Handbook for the Contemporary Seeker published this year by Tarcher/Penguin.