Prayer does not work when you start bargaining with God. Prayer if done incorrectly commits yourself to uncertainty. I am sick God, please heal me. I am lonely God, please let me find someone to be with. What are you telling yourself? You are confirming to your little pea brain of a mind that you are actually sick or lonely. You are telling God I have a lack somewhere within me. Since you asked for the lack that is what you will get. God also doesn’t understand what a deficiency within you would mean. How could you not be completely enveloped in his love? That is all he knows.
What do you think would happen if your prayer for your enemy went like this? Dear God, please help my brother. Please let him see what a jerk he is being. What are you putting out there to the universe? You are saying your brother is a jerk, so he keeps on being a jerk.
Prayer most of the time is specific to yourself or another person. Help me Dear Jesus (substitute your entity of choice here) or help my brother. If you are making it about a separate person or all about you then you are doing it wrong. It needs to be a statement of unity.
Prayer should be a focus or a meditation on the beauty of life, peaceful living and serenity. When you get yourself and others out of the way that is when you will open up and have true revelation. It is okay if you have your rituals and routines. Prayer is acceptable, but I want you to look above prayer. Rise above prayer and focus more on God than on yourself and others. You do not have to actually do anything as you are already with God, but prayer can keep you focused and on the right track. Examples of prayer are:
Thank you for this splendid, magnificent day. Let me take in the beauty and grandeur of the world. I am so thankful for everything the day offers. Let me be aligned with peace and love.
Please keep my brother in your thoughts today as he continues his journey with peace and love. Let him continue to have tranquility and harmony throughout his day.
Notice how I never drew out any problems, health concerns, or a feeling of inadequacy. I made it all specific to peaceful existing and serenity. That is the true abundance of prayer.
About Rachel: Rachel Roman Tipton resides in Tampa, Florida and is the author of a life changing book called Cheat Sheet to Heaven. This is not a religious, self-help or psychological book but is a book about our thoughts and how to change them. The book was developed when she came to the realization that she no longer wanted to feel unhappy, depressed, sad or lonely.
Rachel's website: http://www.cheatsheettoheaven.com.
ROC Metaphysical interview with Rachel. She has written a book which is very timely with ourselves immersed in Covid. She talks about her new book, and the positive aspects of being home to take time for introspection.