This is the second in a three part series about weddings, spirituality, religion, and the power of prayer.
Forty-five minutes later, their call came back with good news. The briefcase had been found a block from where the car broke down! $500 was missing, but the rest was there. What thief takes $500 when he or she can have $25,000? Why not take the whole thing? So how is that for an incredible demonstration of the power of prayer? Explain that one!
How does the power of prayer bridge the gap in a wedding ceremony?
But it is the use of a prayer in a ceremony, not a come to Jesus prayer, but one that gathers everyone together that can bridge the gap between religious versus and a spiritually-oriented group of people. More on that coming up.
Being Privy to Greatness
Events that proved the power of prayer happened often. I was privy to people experiencing physical, mental and emotional healings. Relationships were formed or reconciled. Long lost relatives were found. Businesses got started or put back on track.
Hence — I know the power of prayer. Yet because many of us value our independence, and reject structured faiths, we may have thrown the prayer baby out with the organized religion bathwater.
Would it help to call prayer focused thought? Getting into the stream of well-being? Quiet time? Whatever the term, it is the energetics involved in the process that matters, not the words. As for me, I will boldly use the word prayer!
Not About Begging
What I know about prayer is it is not about trying to make God pay attention to poor little me or you. It is not about begging. Nor is it about psychoanalyzing someone else’s needs and hiding what I think you should do with a preface of “dear God please (fill in the blank) to (your name or mine.)”
It’s about getting into the flow of the absolutely powerful and loving stream of well-being that exists. There may be many reasons we aren’t in the stream, because we’ve trained ourself out of being perceptive.
We worry. Anxiety sets in. I know that fear uses facts and the heart uses softness.
But let me speak for myself. My mind goes a mile a minute thinking up everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong and before I know it, my time is up and I feel worse than better.
I know that fear uses facts and the heart uses softness.
That was the beauty of the prayer ministry. The prayer worker held the vision of the stream of well-being for the one requesting the prayer. If the caller truly let go of their concern (hence the big breath), that stream of well-being would flow into the vacancy left by worry or anxiety. Goodness, abundance, harmony, healing – all that makes up the stream of well-being reemerged for the caller.
The co-founder of my denomination, (Unity) Myrtle Fillmore, made the comment to a person who complained her prayer was not answered. Myrtle always called people “Dear One.”
“Dear one,” she said, “Here’s why your prayers are not answered: As soon as you pray, you go back and start to think the same thoughts again. You continue to worry about the same things.” (Pause for thought, let the idea sink in.) “You must let go, dear one, and trust that our loving Creator helps you every step of the way.” For real.
So she established Silent Unity, to help us get into the flow. The same as Silent Unity helped this elderly couple.
I trust that the power of the Universe is on your side, and helping you. It can bridge the gap in your wedding ceremony without getting religious, or maybe this IS what you want.
But understanding what the background of the power of prayer can help you choose to include prayer or not. You may find you can decide better through the power of asking in prayer. Then get ready to receive.
Just don’t look back…
To be continued…Part 3
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Happy for you always,