time we opened meals with prayer instead of a can opener.
that which you're sure your character can handle!
It takes more character to handle
prosperity, than it does adversity!
pray? Prayer allows us to see things through God's
eyes, and brings His presence into the situation -Philippians
2:5 "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." 1John
3:2 "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear
what we shall be. But we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like
him, for we shall see him as he is." Philippians
1:27 "Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ;
that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your
affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together
for the faith of the gospel." 2Corinthians
8:5 "And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves
to the Lord and unto us by the will of God." 1Corinthians
13:12 "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face.
Now I know in part, but then shall I know even as also I am known."
is saturation of the subconscious mind by what's
in the conscious mind, and, your subconscious is connected with the Infinite
Powerful Intelligent Energy of the universe that we call God, which.(or
to pass what comes from your subconscious to It.(or
is having God's attention by talking
about what you want to talk to Him about.(one
example).and by listening
for answers that well up in the mind, immediately or after; maybe within
a few days or weeks, as in Daniel's case, before the angel could get to
him with a response from God to his asking -Daniel
10:12-14 "Then said he unto me, fear not, Daniel, for from the first
day that thou didst set thine
heart to understand and to chasten.(humble
so as to correct the self).thyself
before thy God, thy words were heard and I am come for thy words. But the
prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days, but,
lo, Michael, one of the
chief princes, came to help me and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the
latter days, for yet the vision is for many days."
Prayer means in the original 'to wish to the advantage
of', 'to bind'.(that is, we set the
mind on it as a completed reality -Hebrews
11:1,6), 'a request', 'to want something', 'to be seeking',
'to ask', 'to say', 'to search', 'to fall in with', 'childlike confidence
toward', 'to obtain with', 'meet with', 'come together', 'to visit', 'converse',
When we pray for ourselves and/or
another, we must realize that
God, or the Intelligent Infinite, All, Knowing, Ever
Present, Universal Energy has given us some of this secrets; secrets to
do with laws of the universe He has designed and set in motion; laws we
can use to effectively pray; laws like the law of attention and the law
The law of intention is that in whatever
you do, your intention is placed within it. For example if you painted
a painting as Aimée Rousseau Perrine.(www.healingpainting.com).has
done, it would have tremendous healing properties. When she was painting
one as a gift for a friend who was in hospital, she had such feeling for
the person in mind, she said over and over to herself as she was painting
it, "I love you", and no doubt, other special words.
Paintings and music bypass the conscious
mind and get right into the subconscious. It's important to always select
high quality in both paintings and music, so they have the greatest and
furthest reaching beneficial affect upon your subconscious in that they
increase your belief in what is that you want.
It is claimed that as you view her
paintings that because of what she 'put into them', they will heal you.
The same is true of rocks. In some countries, what they call 'gratitude
rocks' are used; just ordinary rocks, but given with feeling to the individual
who is in need of a healing. They do work!
It was the same in Paul the apostle's
time way back when -Acts
19:11,12 "And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul; So
that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons,
and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them."
The power in
these things was in the belief of the person who did the painting, sent
the rocks or the handkerchiefs. This is because we are all within the same
sea of mind. What affects you, does affect others.
When we realize that we too are Gods.(God
is a family),
we approach prayer differently -Phillipians
2:5,6: Psalms 82:6; John
We now approach prayer from the point
of view that we have power bestowed upon us, able to use it in a way that
the Father of the family of God does. And what is this way? It is the way
of making things become as you would have them be. If one is ill, to get
the person well, you have to see the result in your mind as a mental picture,
of how it would be to have the person up and about again. If prosperity
you want, you have to see a mental picture of just how your life would
be with it. It sounds like a hokey
trick, but it isn't. It works. In this,.you.are
actually calling things into being that are not presently in physical existence.
In this we, thanks to God, are also creators. He has designated that we
have control over certain of the laws that He set in motion -Romans
4:17 "...God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which
be not as though they were." Isaiah
46:10 "Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times
the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I
will do all my pleasure." 2Peter
1:3,4 "According as.his
divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby
are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these
ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption
that is in the world through lust.".Note
that it's His power that gives us all things. Think also, that these things
'just doesn't come automatically', otherwise we all would have them now,
and we all don't have them now in the physical, otherwise there would be
no need to ask for them -Matthew
21:22 "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing.(accepting
as true; and if you were sure that what you have accepted as true is a
9:29 "... According to your faith be it unto you."},
then you would live in the reality of the finished image of it that you
have in your mind), ye shall
8:32 "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
We pray from what we think – what
we are -Ephesians
6:18 "Praying always with all prayer.(make
prayer your priority).and
supplication in the Spirit.(praying
watching thereunto with all perseverance.(keep
your attention on how those in need are doing).and
supplication for all saints.(praying
earnestly for other's needs)."
enough to pray for others.
tragedy of our day is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer, but
there is an answer to unanswered prayer. Part
of that answer is, and the
rest of it is..., but here you must understand
what righteousness is, and it's probably not at all what most people
think that it is.
Many pray for things, not realizing
that in Christ they already have all things -2Peter
1:3; 1Corinthians 2:12.
are they – right? The only thing that precludes these things from us
is our heart; what it is we really believe.
Christ is able to do exceedingly great things for us...IF... -Ephesians
3:20 "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all
that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us."
So the key is, the
power that works in us, and ensuring that it is kept effective in our
One believing and not backing up with
actions, those things showing compassions
and concern, things that help others, things
that cause the Holy Spirit to flow in us, things that cause us to grow
into the likeness of Him.(speaking
of character, not
missing much power in his or her life; power to overcome selfishness, power
to eradicate bad habits and addictions and power
to have a renewed life.
Prayer builds one up -Jude
through prayer that we have access
to God the Father, thanks to what Jesus has done -Ephesians
2:18,19 "For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the
Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens
with the saints, and of the household of God."
you good things; so, get to know Him.(Matthew
7:11; example of Jabez and God's hand upon him-–-1Chronicles
4:9,10; and Hezekiah),
and now -Hebrews 13:8; Malachi
3:6; so, be sure to ask.....continue?