Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The Gift of Prayer
I believe that prayer is a gift given to us at birth, a gift that allows our thoughts to manifest into reality based on our faith. When we pray who are we praying to? Most will say that we are praying to God for help, guidance and abilities. Over the centuries organized religion has confused the concept of prayer due to a confused concept of God.
Wars are still being fought to prove whose God is the greatest. Man’s interpretation of God has all too often been used to determine when and how one prays. Many have moved from a religious interpretation of God to a spiritual interpretation of God; making prayer more of an act of faith then a religious act.
A spiritual interpretation of God allows one to understand that God is no different than gravity there is no discrimination; if a Jew, a Muslim and a Christen jump off a roof the universal law of gravity will apply to each one, the unconditional love of God or the universal mind is no different. The ancient Egyptians considered God to be energy or The All.
Modern science has proven that all things are energy and that energy is all things. Ancient prophets considered the human body to be the Temple of God. Many of those prophets were put to death by the same people who then built temples to worship them.
In prayer the subconscious mind is considered to be the human connection to God or the mind of the universe. Joseph Murphy describes prayer in has book The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, this way: “Prayer is the synchronized, harmonious, and intelligent function of the conscious and subconscious levels of mind specifically directed for a definite purpose”.
Murphy goes on to say “In prayer you consciously choose a certain idea, mental picture, or plan which you desire to experience. You realize your capacity to convey this idea or mental image to your subconscious by feeling the reality of the state assumed. As you remain faithful in your mental attitude, your prayer will be answered”. The key word is faith.
In prayer one must have faith that they were created with a gift of thought manifestation. If you can allow yourself to believe that you have this ability your concept of prayer will change. The most important thing to understand is that you have used this ability all your life. The mental pictures that you convey to your subconscious based on your beliefs have often manifested in your life. All too often many of our mental pictures have been based on fear and doubt rather than faith and compassion.
Prayer is an important self-healing tool. Any method which causes you to move from fear and doubt to faith and expectancy will heal”. Prayer can not only be a tool for self-healing it can also be used as a vehicle to heal others. I am a living example of this and I would like to thank those who have sent me healing energy through their thoughts and prayers.