Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Jerry Peri
Founder & Owner of: Jerri Perri
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A lot of people don’t know what prayer is, that is why they are ignorant of its power. They pray because other people are doing it, or they just want to belong or because they want to please an adherent in return for a favour, or as an hypocritical act to hide an evil deed, such that their prayers are mere babbles and rehearsed words with no effect.
Prayer is an act of faith. When you pray you connect with a supreme being or higher authority. Some do so to seek for intervention over a situation they assumed/believe is beyond their ability, while others pray to seek the heart of God. You don’t need to be a religious person before you can pray. All you need is a clean and clear conscience. You have to shed off anything that will distract your mind (the seat of your spirit soul).
Things like anger, malice, or any negative emotion, can cause distraction to the mind, which is why it is important to meditate before you pray. An easy way to do that is to ceremonially cleanse yourself either by taking a seamless bath, or just wash your hands and feet, after which you need to find a quiet or any place that your spirit is at peace with. You can pray in a standing, sitting or kneeling position, but most people prefer to sit (whatever your faith is, the ‘lotus position’ is the best sitting posture).
When you have chosen your position, draw in a deep breath and hold it for a while before exhaling it, do so for several minutes, or you can sing soulful (meditatively), after which your mind will be relaxed, and you will be able to concentrate and effortlessly expel anything out of it. That is when you will be ready to pray. This does not mean you should not pray often, or at the spur of the moment, it is only an initial stage. When you start thus, as time goes by, you can easily compose yourself and pray anywhere, anytime!
Whenever you want to pray, remind yourself that you are about to perform a high mental activity, for when you pray you turn your needs, fantasies and dreams into reality. Prayer is a conveyance of thoughts which has been scientifically proven to have mass/weight. This means that our thoughts are substances (that are alive), or our thoughts have a great capacity which is okay to refer to as power! When you are about to pray, know that you will release power in the act. It is not every thought that is a thought, so also is not every prayer that is a prayer! Like in every other thing we do, whatever is done without focus is always a worthless enterprise, so is it when we pray without focus. If you like, pray a million times over, you will never have result! When you are focused in your thinking and your mind is free, you will get results when you pray. Such are the moments when you can be able to move mountains and people will say you are performing miracles. It is the power of the mind (will power), the highest power any human being can attain which you don’t need anyone to give you, it is within you!
If you believe me, it means you now know that anything can be achieved through prayer, even the fulfillment of the prophecy in Is. 65:20-25 which says There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man who hath not filled his days; for the child shall die a hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed. And they shall build houses and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are, so are the days of My people, and Mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. 24; And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking I will hear.
The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock; and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord. This is saying it is possible for an individual to live for hundreds of years with strength and in good health! Since it is a prophecy, it must definitely come to pass. Do you know it is easy and possible for it to happen in our time? Consider Matt:21:22, “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer,” and Ch.18:18 says, “I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
All you need to do is to have a sweet conscience i.e. clear, clean and free in order to be able to love the Lord your God with all your heart, body and soul, also your neighbor as yourself. If you attained such a status, each time you pray, ask for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven! By praying such, you are simply asking for the earth to be turned into paradise. Stop bothering about hell, eternal damnation, or doomsday, a lot of people have wrongly channeled their energies and are dead, though they believed it was going to end every other year and they lived in fear and died without doing much, the world still remained! Focus only on eternal bliss!
Pray for it, claim it, and make this world such a place! Imagine up to one million people praying a prayer of faith one million thoughts in agreement, moving out of the physical into the spiritual realm all before His throne of grace decreeing and declaring that every sickness, hunger, starvation, poverty, hatred, idolatry, immorality, wickedness, old age, should vanish, also war and death cancelled on earth! Do you think God is capable of refusing such an outcry when He said even if only two people decreed it shall be so? (Since evil has prevailed for thousands of years in this world, is it not time for good to takeover?) If every breath on earth is His’ and every human his image and likeness, will He not rejoice at our salvation? Do not waste your energies worrying in fear of a doom that will only come when you want it to, channel it towards positive change! When the world was created, it was not your problem nor were you consulted, let not it’s ending cause sorrow to you all the evil happening today, happened in the distant past, some far too worse than what is taking place now, that the people then thought as we are doing now, that the world was obviously going to end.
Instead of praying and harnessing their ‘thought energies’ together for ‘life and beauty’, they filled their souls with dread, waiting for doom that shortened their lifespan to that of mere mortals! “Know ye not, that ye are gods?” You are placed in this world to take care of it, by lording over the animals, plants and sea creatures, let that be your problem, make this world a beautiful place! And while you yet live and prosper, let all your actions be to the glory of the Almighty God!
The summary is; our thoughts are substances with life and our prayers are the conversion of our needs, dreams and fantasies through such (thoughts) into reality by processing our minds! Be one with yourself (a spirit being!). Now is the time to actually live as the image and likeness of God! Let there be light!!!
Article Credits: Jerry Peri
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor