After my post on Christianity and the law of attraction, someone sent an email and humbly asked me “how do you pray?” I was touched. In response, the following is an excerpt from my new book Your Superpowers. I wanted to include it here because I feel like so many who grow up without religion see prayer as something that is perhaps mysterious and out of reach. Meanwhile many who grow up with religion (like I did) tend to assume we know what prayer is. Prayer is much simpler, yet more involved, than most of us realize.
From Your Superpowers:
Whatever your religious background, you likely realize there is a life force or a source of all energy. You can call this greater power God or the divine. Some people call it the universe. In this book, I refer to this power as Heavenly Father.
How do you let Heavenly Father help you? He has taught us that if we ask for something, He will give it to us. One way He helps us is by helping us change our energy so that we can attract new, better things to us.
If we pray and ask Heavenly Father to make school easier, take away the bullies in school, or change our parents, He of course will want to say to us, “I gave you two superpowers, not just one. You have the world’s most powerful supercomputer, and your energy magically and magnetically communicates with the energy all around you to attract your experiences to you. If I gave you those superpowers, do you think I want you to figure out how to use them? Of course I do!”
Communicating with the Divine
So how do you communicate with God? It’s easier than you might think. You have divinity inside of you. Because of that, you can communicate with, and receive help from, your Heavenly Father. To begin, find a calm, peaceful place where you can be by yourself for a while.
Think about a few things that make you truly happy. Just sit for a minute and enjoy those wonderful thoughts.
When the time feels right, begin to address the divine. When I do this, I simply say “Dear Heavenly Father.” When you say or think those words in this state of peace and gratitude, you have begun to pray.
You can talk to Heavenly Father just like you would talk to a good friend. Tell Him what is making you happy. Thank Him for all the things that come to your mind.
Then, think about the intentions you wrote. With that same tender feeling of gratitude, tell Heavenly Father that you are changing your energy so that each of your intentions is becoming true for you. Thank Heavenly Father for helping you change your energy, and for bringing joy to you.
You can know, just as sure as the sun will rise again tomorrow morning, that Heavenly Father is helping you, so be sure to thank Him and be aware of His help.
Because of the way I understand my relationship with the divine, I finish each of my prayers with Him by saying “in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.” If you don’t already have a preferred method for communicating with Heavenly Father, you can do the same.
Isn’t that easy? It may seem really strange at first. As you are doing it, though, you will feel the divinity inside of you. You will feel warm, peaceful, and happy. When you experience those feelings, you’ll know that true communication is happening. Continue to use prayer regularly to make sure your energy is where you want it to be.
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