Posted Dec 5, 2008 8:30 pm
When we think of Prayer we often think of being in church or attending a Religious function such as a funeral or life emergency but there are many other reasons to pray or ask for help.
I’m going to try to simplify a lot of the mystery surrounding why we may not get what we ask for or what is the proper way to ask for help. The word’s Prayer and Meditation are interchangeable for those that Meditate.
Even though what is written here may look simple, this blog is a lot deeper than the words can convey but I wanted to make it simple enough that anyone can follow these steps to obtain their goals and full potential.
1. Connect with your Angels or God before you start praying.
When you call someone on the phone you don’t start talking once you’ve dialed the number do you? You normally wait until you reach the party you want to speak to before you start communicating. Just relax and wait until you feel that you’re connected to Spirit before you start. Some people can see or know when their Guides or Angels are there with them so you’ll need to develop your own way of doing this.
2. Pray for your needs, ask and you shall receive, ask not, receive not!
You normally won’t get your Guides or God to help you with something specific until you ask for their help, Like the old preacher once said; Nothing from nothing, equals nothing”. You ask for nothing, and you receive nothing!
3. Consistent Prayer is a way to weave your Spirituality into your life.
When you pray or meditate on a daily basis you draw your Guides and Angels closer to you and that will help develop your communication skills with them.
4. Prayer is a way to receive mercy and attain grace for something, the more we ask the more we receive.
Once we acknowledge our shortcomings and ask for forgiveness, that allows Spirit to work in our behalf to receive Mercy & obtain Grace for our negative thoughts and actions clearing the way for more positive progress.
5. Give thanks for what has already been given to you each day.
One thing that many people fail to realize is our Guides, Angels, and Helpers work tirelessly in our behalf every minute of the day. Even though you may not know each and every thing that is done for you is not a reason to ignore this fact and not give thanks for their assistance.
6. Prayer is a way to open your Spirituality to higher learning.
Praying gives more attention to your Guides and Spirituality in general which in turn will open more doors for more learning and understanding. It also will help protect you from many unknown negative elements that you may encounter throughout the day (people, places, and thought forms).
7. Pray with intent, mean what you say, say what you mean and leave the fluff out.
Speak to your Guides or God just as you would anyone else, don’t try to make something sound right, just speak or pray in a normal manner just as if they were standing in front of you. You can talk to them in your car, while outside, or in a quiet place in your home. I find being outside is more powerful since you’re connecting through nature, kinda like a High-speed Internet of prayer.
8. Starting your day with prayer is better most of the time since it sets the boundaries for the rest of your day.
If you want to have patience and understanding at work or school , it’s better to lay out what you want your Guides to work on throughout the day for you.
Like the old saying; “It’s easier to ask for permission than pleading for forgiveness”. Knowing what to expect before your day begins reinforces that energy in your life.
9. Be very very specific on what you want.
This is very important for many reasons, if you state that you want a new car and then think: “Oh, I can’t afford that, or, my insurance will be too high” then you’re just sending a conflicting message to your Guides and they will cancel your request. You can’t place restrictions on your Guides or Angels once you make a request since those conditions will normally convey to them that you either really don’t want something or you don’t deserve it, in which case your Guides will just stop in their tracts and wait for you to make up your mind..
10. Keep your emotions out of prayer, no begging.
There are times when you can or will be emotional when you pray or meditate and that’s fine but it really doesn’t help you when your emotions get out of hand and interfere with your communication. Try to be centered and grounded so you are clear about what you’re asking your Guides or the Angels to do for you….If you’re confused then it’s safe to say they will be confused too.
11. Don’t waste your time asking for something you can’t handle.
I hear a lot of people say that they pray to be a millionaire or have tons of money when they can’t even balance a checkbook. Your Guides typically will not do something that can eventually cause you harm. If you had a lot of money and flashed it in front of your friends or caused someone to rob or possibly kill you over it, then it’s not going to happen. Ask for what you need and not what you want since that would be the easiest way to get what you desire.
12. The time you spend on prayer is not something that most people understand and it can limit your success so keep it brief.
I’ve attended churches all my life where preachers seem to be trying to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest prayer. It’s not only aggravating, it’s unnecessary and counterproductive.
I can only pray for about 15 seconds at a time and my Guides & Angels will disconnect from me…I must have been a pay phone in a previous life and my minutes (seconds) are up based on my contract with God. It would take too long to explain this but it’s a part of my Life Contract that I don’t pray over 15 seconds at a time. I guess I forgot to read the fine print in my contract and this was something I discovered later in my life and then I found out it was part of my agreement before I came here.
Some people may be able to pray for hours at a time but I have the Rachel Ray plan that says I have to do it in a hurry. If you feel that no one is listening to you after 5 min or 6 min then that may be a sign that you have a limitation in that area in your Life Contract. One of these days I’ll get around to writing a Blog on this subject but it’s very technical and I’m hesitant to open that can of worms yet.
13. When you say “Amen” understand & know what that means.
When you say Amen at the end of your prayer it doesn’t mean “The End”, it means that you’re affirming or believing that what you’re praying for will come true. It literally means “I believe” or “So be it/Let it be”. What you’re suppose to do is LET IT GO! once you pray for something so it can come to you. If you keep praying over and over for the same thing it can be like a Yo Yo to your Guides and make them think you don’t believe it will happen. It’s ok to repeat a prayer but don’t harp on the same thing too often.
Think of a prayer as a note tied to a pigeon that you want delivered. If you prematurely keep calling the same pigeon back to change the same message, it will never get a chance to deliver it will it?.