One of my readers asked me to pray for her. I wanted to share the process with her, but messenger is not the place to do that. Then it occurred to me, why not blog about it.
This person has a physical problem that is causing her much anxiety. I sure understand that. When we focus on the physical problem, it creates fear. We start thinking, what if this or that and the anxiety builds. The first thing we have to address in pray is fear. To do that, I need to see her from “God’s point of view1.” What does God know about her? Please try to read this from God’s point of view. Put all human and mortal points of view aside. Effective prayer should bring us into harmony with God. I will refer to this person as Mary.
Spiritual prayer is a declaration that you are spiritual, and God is the only Power there is and that you cannot fall prey to any ungodlike material claim. When you remove from thought any consciousness of physical reality, and stay in the realm of Spirit, holding steadfast2 to that spiritual thought, that is what heals. The purpose of prayer is to change your thought, and the manifestation in this material experience is a side effect of uplifted thought.
Father, I know that thou art with us always, that Mind (God) is the only cause, the source of all, perfect and flawless. Being absolute Spirit eliminates any possibility of weakness; there is nothing in Spirit to become weak. Moreover, there can be nothing outside of infinite, limitless, all-inclusive Mind. In Spirit, there can be no loss or misunderstanding.
Mary, you are always conscious of your relationship with God. As His spiritual image and likeness, you can express only what he knows, and see only what He sees. In Truth, there are no circumstances where weakness can claim a hold on you. In consciousness, which is where you exist, there is no matter, so there is nothing that can express weakness and nothing to fear. As the expression of Truth (God), you have the strength and power to reject the suggestion of anything ungodlike.
With Spirit as your animating force, you are not subject to anything but spiritual existence. You can never be separated from your Father/Mother God. In God’s spiritual creation, matter has no entity. You can invoke the power of Spirit and claim your dominion over any supposed weakness.
God is Love. His love is infinite, boundless, and unconditional. All-embracing, always there, nurturing, and caring for you. As the child of God, you live, move, and have your being in that all-encompassing Love, and can never be separated from it, even for an instant. Love supports the struggling heart.
You live in the atmosphere of Soul (God), where there is no disease, discouragement, loss, pain, failing, or sadness. Jesus, as the son of God, knew that, and as such, annihilated all such claims. You can do that too. II Timothy 1:7, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
As the manifestation of Life (God), you do not require matter for existence or function. You embody God’s pure essence of undecaying substance3. You include no confusion or worry but are healthy, harmonious, free from any supposed claims of weakness, or concern; you know you are a pure image of God.
God supports your emergence from the belief that matter is all there is to the understanding of your God-given identity as his reflection. God protects you from any supposed outside influence that might try to convince you that you are anything other than at-one with your Father. You understand this, you know this, and you feel this. You are pure and perfect now and forever.
Thank you, Father, for I know you hear me always.
The following are blogs that give more detail on some ideas mentioned above.
1 God’s point of view. 9/16/19
2 How Steadfast Thought can Change your Life. 11/6/18
3 What is True Substance? 9/24/18
THE LORDS PRAYER
“After this manner therefore pray ye:…” Matt 6:9
I. Our Father which art in heaven. Hallowed be thy name.
Start with God.
II. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
See perfect Man.
III. Give us this day our daily bread,
Acknowledge the Christ activity, your Spiritual Existence
IV. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Expose and Deny error.
V. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Handle animal magnetism. That would be any belief that there is any Power apart from God.
VI. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
Reaffirm the Truth (God).