Prayer

Prayer must first come from a space of surrender to Divine Will and Way. It is faith in the true loving and compassionate kindness of Great Spirit that allows us to know that Divine Will and Way is love, joy, peace, abundance, and enlightenment.  It is not Great Spirit’s will that evil things happen…although evil things can and do happen- usually because of human fear, anger, and violence.  When we bring all of our human stubbornness to the insistence on knowing Great Spirit’s will in the world miracles happen.  The Great Mother has given us a compassionate heart; the Great Father has given us a powerful mind; the Great Weaver has given us a beautiful life…let us use these gifts to Know….

I will know, accept, and create love today!
I will know, accept, and create joy today
I will know, accept, and create peace today!
Nothing is impossible unless I allow it to be impossible!
The power of prayer is mine today!

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Pray Unceasingly
Prayer works best when it is a way of life. It is possible to create a life of prayer while living an ordinary existence. We do this through small moments of focus on our breath, a time of quiet contemplation, the recitation of a favorite mantra, or remembering to simply smile through the doorways of life.   Of course, it is easier to focus, create, and pray when we withdraw from our worldly involvements. This is what spiritual retreats are for…a time to remember that we are the Beloved Children of the Great Spirit…we are loved, cherished, and blessed with the gift of life.

  • Hands-spirituality-and-religion-16797009-500-376The secret to praying unceasingly is dedication and intention.  We can hold an intention for every action and every involvement in our lives.  This kind of Dedication is as simple as:

Great Spirit take my work in this time and make it a blessing for ______.

Prayer is directed thought. The thoughts of prayer are directed toward knowing and experiencing the Presence of Great Spirit.  In order to pray effectively it is necessary to clear the mind of disturbances.  Preparing for prayer is often as important as the prayer itself.

Some ways to make ready for prayer
Soft, soothing music
Focusing on a flame or crystal
Listen to, and watch flowing water
Chanting

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Prayer for others
Praying for others means knowing Spirit’s blessing for them when they cannot know this for themselves. Prayer works best when we know: that Great Spirit is always present for everyone at all times, that love is possible, that healing is a natural part of life, that nothing is impossible for Great Spirit, or for one who loves.  Instead of dwelling on the problem we dwell upon the loving kindness of Spirit’s Grace already at work in our lives or the lives of those for whom we pray.

Prayer is always answered.  Great Spirit always says YES!  But sometimes we have determined what WE think is best and if that is not the result of our prayer we feel that prayer has failed us.  prayerBut what if we cannot or do not want to accept what Spirit’s “yes” will mean for our life?   Then is the time to go back to surrender.  Go back to remembering who we Really are.  Go back to counting the many blessings that surround us every day.

 

Holy Spirit within-
Help me to live as that which I am-
Help me bring love to all of the world.
I ask for love in myself.
I ask for love in the world.
I ask for love for all of my people.

Holy Spirit within
Help me to live as that which I am
Help me bring joy to all of the world.
I ask for joy in myself.
I ask for joy in the world.
I ask of joy for all of my people.

Holy Spirit within
Help me to live as that which I am
Help me bring peace to all of the world.
I ask for peace in myself.
I ask for peace in the world.
I ask for peace for all of my people.

 

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