So let me begin with an admission of guilt. When I pray, I do ask for something specific.
Now I told you the other day, I thought it was quite odd to pray to God and ask for specific things like the crops coming in, getting a ‘A’ in Biology class, or a new Lamborghini. It seems kind of arrogant on my part, and quite unnecessary on God’s part.
So during my prayers, I first say the Lord’s Prayer. Then I start another one, ad lib. I pray for all my brothers and sisters around the world. I give special thoughts to those involved in or affected by the terrorism and war. I also give special thoughts to those facing poverty, addiction, and separated from God. And then I give attention to those on my prayer list: my family, friends with illness, etc.
As I told you the other day, however, I don’t necessarily pray to God for them. I am holding them in my thoughts, hoping to be a part of a healing energy that helps them. For the people on my prayer list, I hold them in thoughts of hope, healing, and highest good.
So I don’t pray to God for them, as much as I am trying to be a part of a collective consciousness, Mastermind, or whatever you want to call a group of people holding a common thought together. I do the same thing in September each year when I join a worldwide day of prayer for peace.
I also do this because I believe that it changes me. And I believe when we each change ourselves, that’s how we change the world.
So am I being hypocritical? Saying I don’t pray for specific things, than asking for guidance in this way? I don’t know. Let me know what you think below, as I’m still wrestling with the issue. It’s all part of the bigger issue; us as co-creators with God or the Universe.