HOW AND WHEN TO PRAY
We know why people pray … it’s our direct outreach for divine assistance. But what is less known is the true purpose of prayer and how to pray effectively.
Whatever one’s concept of God is or isn't (even many atheists have prayed), when done wholeheartedly one may feel enveloped in God’s radiant love and protection. This can quell fear, strengthen confidence and help us face whatever is to come.
Experiments show that prayers’ miraculous power is a true mysterious fact … many times we will thankfully find our prayers answered. However, if we pray only when desperately in need, we reduce prayer to a last-resort call for help instead of utilizing its greater possibilities and purpose – i.e., to affirm and strengthen our divine connection and to increase our sense of well-being, serenity, self-worth, goodness, constructive and creative life-purpose, and to help us become more God-like and experience our oneness with God.
Prayer serves us better as we more fully utilize it. So pray often each day. Acknowledge your gratitude for all the goodness provided and affirm your connection to God again and again. Also, express your desire to be guided in becoming more courageous, loving, compassionate, wise, generous, kind, and all that would better bring your Godly-self forward.
So, from this day on, instead of perhaps thinking of prayer as a 911 call that one may occasionally and urgently make, think of it as a chance to drink from a gloriously nurturing spring many times a day.
Goodness and joy to all, Joseph.
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