Intuition and the Creation of a Better World

The Great Invocation

The meditation outlines for the UN Days & Years Meditation Initiative all conclude with The Great Invocation. This is a world prayer translated into around 70 languages and dialects and used by people of goodwill world-wide to invoke the light, love and spiritual direction needed to create right relationships on earth.

Two Versions

The original version of The Great Invocation was written in 1945, at a time when the words 'man' and 'men' were universally used in a generic sense to refer to all humanity. An alternative, revised version (replacing 'men' with 'human' and using the inter faith term 'the Coming One' in place of Christ - see below) was issued in March 2000. In the meditation outlines for the UN Days & Years Meditation Initiative it is this revised version which we have used. Both versions are featured below.

May Christ return to Earth

Many religions believe that a World Teacher will return to earth, knowing this Coming One by such names as Christ, The Lord Maitreya, the Imam Mahdi and the Messiah. The original version of the Great Invocation included the line 'May Christ return to Earth' at the conclusion of the second stanza, but added a statement to say that other faith versions of the Great Invocation referred to the Coming One by the name most commonly used in that religion. The revised version affirms the inter-faith spirit of this prayer in the invocation 'May the Coming One return to Earth' - adding a note that some of the Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Jewish versions of the Great Invocation use the names Christ, Lord Maitreya, Imam Mahdi, and Messiah.






What's New

September 21st is United Nations International Day of Peace. The Day will be observed around the world by countless initiatives for a culture of peace. As part of this day of action Intuition in Service is coordinating a global Peace Day Vigil of Invocation, Meditation and Prayer.

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