I have been asking you all for prayer a lot lately. They have been reasonable requests given the people in my life experiencing difficult times. Thank you for your kind thoughts and your prayers.
I have learned a lot about prayer over the years and am learning even more as I’m about to take my next class – Unity Prayer based on the book “How to Pray Without Talking to God” by Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett. I should probably finish the book before commenting, but you know me pretty well by now. I always have a thought or two that is trying to break free…
Traditionally, in prayer, we ask for something: good health, more money, better behavior. We ask these things of an entity outside of ourselves. It’s as if by doing so, we are saying that we have no control over our lives. Everything is in the hands of a separate, much greater power. A power that has little to do with who we are.
But, supposedly, we are made in the “image and likeness” of that power. Supposedly, we have all the attributes, all the capabilities of the source that created us.
So why do we think we have to ask for what is already rightfully ours? Good health, more than enough money, kind and supportive behavior – it is all there. We are in control of our thoughts. We are in control of our lives. Affirming this through prayer may not change a diagnosis – so please don’t think that I am saying you will be cured, that you will suddenly be rich and everyone around you (including you) will be perfect angels. I’m not saying that at all.
What I am saying is simple: Pray knowing that you are a part of a greater plan, one that you may not fully understand. Pray, accepting that each of us is being divinely guided to our true self – no matter the outward circumstances. When you pray for someone see that: See their path opened, all obstacles easily surmounted and sweet heavenly hands guiding them to their true Divinity. Doing this makes their path easier to travel – no matter where that path is leading.
And when you forget and begin to slip back a bit, don’t despair. Every moment of every day is an opportunity to begin again. And each time you begin, you step a little bit closer to understanding how perfect you already are.
(I love this learning journey I’m on. I’m discovering more and more about myself and the world we live in. Thank you for indulging me…..and feel free to share your thoughts as well – just keep them considerate.❤️)
From my heart to yours, Diane