'The Prayer' for Divine Love was given to us through the automatic writing mediumship of Mr. James E. Padgett on December 2, 1916.
In his preface to The Prayer, Jesus of Nazareth wrote through Mr. Padgett:
"The only prayer that is necessary is the prayer for the inflowing of this love; all other forms, or real aspirations, of prayer are secondary, and of themselves, will not tend to produce this love in the souls of men..."
Following his delivery of The Prayer, Jesus proclaimed to Mr. Padgett and Dr. Leslie R. Stone, who was present on that historic occasion:
"This is the only prayer that men need offer to the Father. It is the only one that appeals to the love of the Father, and with the answer, which will surely come, will come all the blessings that men may need, and which the Father sees are for the good of His creatures...
"So, my brothers, continue to pray and have faith, and in the end will come a bestowal of the love like unto that which came to the apostles at Pentecost."