Prayer - when understood - works. If you think it doesn't or you believe it doesn't, "in some cases" or "takes a really long time", you have not understood. AND - Ignorance is no crime, so you're not in trouble. It could however be useful to you to study about and practice prayer, because it is a wondrous and truly effective way to access the miraculous.
How & Why does prayer work? (this is a huge KEY for those of you taking notes).
1) In prayer one may connect with GOD in a more unencumbered way. By consciously shutting out the cares and distractions of the world - We close our eyes, bow our heads, and/or kneel, put our hands in a specific position - all of these methodologies - cognitively redirected behaviors, if you will - help us to access our connection with Divinity.. help us realign our awareness, so that Our Conscious MIND can focus on the Divine.
2)In prayer we can rapidly access FEELING.
Which is the language of Divinity. Feeling is the methodology - the vehicle, if you will - which allows a form of two-way communicationwith GOD - unencumbered by thought .. Without physical distractions, and with attentive focus of our minds, we circumvent the standard inhibitions of ordinary experience - its "OK" for us to experience emotion in prayer since we're "all by ourselves" and free of the judgment of others that so often colors our public (and private) behavior. Prayer is a way to enable creation by engaging cognitive activity and effectively communicating our desires to Source. Yes. Physical and mental actions in prayers enable improved results that then may manifest themselves here and now in time and space.
How do you pray? What is the most effective manner? Try this - Go to a quiet, private place, eliminate all distractions possible and then speak frankly and fearlessly (this is important) to Universal Mind / Source Energy / The Universe / GOD .. and say what's on your mind - candidly, sincerely and respectfully.. In other words, You do the best you know how. And then, continually improve as you go along.
And if the answer seems to be "no" or not right now? That is a valuable lesson! (For example) With additional understanding - an occurrence of disease X can be eliminated from the experience of an individual - as in, we can correct / eliminate the symptoms of a person - Believe it or not, Divinity WANTS us happy & healthy.. but the morphic field of - glaucoma for instance - is larger than an individual's personal status, so there are "rules" as to what will be the result of prayer.
Thinking new ways is EXACTLY LIKE ANY OTHER LEARNING EXPERIENCE.
Practice makes Better.
ASK AND IT IS GIVEN.
----This presupposes that you ASK. ----
While It is true that if you Seek, you will find - You must also recognize: Finding is reserved for the searchers. So ask, seek, knock (you may have to keep at it - do not expect success if you quit asking, or give up seeking).
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..for those struggling with "fearlessly"...
Perhaps you have been taught that, "God heareth not sinners". - Haven't we been told by clergy that we are ALL sinners...
What does this mean?- Are we all doomed? (please, dear reader) Stop and THINK. This means that when there is nothing to hear, nothing is heard.
1)A sinner is not going to be praying. By definition, they are busy, actively "sinning" (whatever that is) - and therefore not applying Faith, the Expectation of Success or quite frankly even thinking right. So ?
2)The sinner is not praying. God does not hear what does not exist!
Prayer requires a reverent attitude- and one who is busy 'sinning' simply will not be in that mind set. No one can hear what is not being said.
onsider that we may have been given - inaccurate and incomplete information. And that it is OK to ask for clarification. LOVE never faults ignorance. Stupidity, perhaps - but not ignorance (Father forgive them, for they know not what they do).