Let’s look deeper at the issue of what happens in your mind, as you pray and affirm positive things. I promised we would look at three-part prayers, and how prayer can program your subconscious mind. I especially want to explore the issue of how you can use prayer or affirmations to develop a stronger prosperity consciousness to manifest abundance in your life.
First, let’s deal with the issues some of you might have about prayer. I know form the comments that some of you are agnostic or even atheist, and may not be comfortable with the whole idea of prayer. Here’s my advice to you guys...
Forget about the religious aspect of it. (I’m a fundamentalist agnostic myself!) That is really not the focus of our research or discussion here. I’m more interested in the effect it has on your consciousness. And the possible effect those prayers have upon others.
In my faith, we use three-part prayers. I’m a big believer in them because they affirm the positive, and do it in a present tense, not a future one. An example of a three-part prayer is:
“Divine love, through me, heals me now.”
Those of you of the atheist persuasion could say:
“Universal law, through me, heals me now.”
Part one is the source you are praying to (Divine love, Universal Law, Jesus, Buddha, etc.) Part two is where you do your part as a co-creator (“through me”). This is what separates my beliefs from many faiths. We like to say, “God gives you the light, but you still have to turn on the light switch.” By affirming that the desired result comes through you, you take responsibility for your own results. If you remember, that was one of my problems with the “Jabez” book. In step three, you affirm in the present tense that your prayer has been answered (heals me now, etc.).
I believe when you pray like this, it is just another form of affirmation. And I absolutely believe in the power of affirmations. I think they go direct to your subconscious mind. And it’s what is programmed into your subconscious mind that determines the actions you take every day.
We’ll look at this deeper in the following posts. In the meantime, here are a few questions for you...
Do you believe that when you pray for someone that it has an effect on them? And do you think it makes a difference if a group of people prays for you? Or if you were in a Mastermind group that affirmed positive things for you? Please share your thoughts below and we’ll discuss it more.