Prayer ~ The Power and the Process
“Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation, the source of strength is one's self. When one prays, he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.”
~ Madame de Stael
“A man does not serve God when he prays, for it is himself he is trying to serve”
-- Thomas Paine
Various spiritual traditions offer differing devotional acts. There are schedules of prayer, morning and evening, 4 times a day, 5 times and continuous. Prayers said over meals, over babies, over the dying and the dead. Some people bow their heads and fold their hands, others dance, twirl and whirl. A common tradition throughout the world is chanting which goes into the territory of meditation. Quakers and others have silent prayer. Some pray according to standardized rituals and liturgies, while others prefer on the spot spontaneity & extemporaneous prayers. Still others, combine the two.
In DivineUnity we focus upon the way that Jesus/Yesua prayed which is called Affirmative Prayer.
This is based on the same method of prayer Yesua was referring to in Mark 11:24: "Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.".
We focus on this method because it gets results. There are many types of prayer processes but this process gets results whereas the others are often hit or miss. So let's look at the 5 step process first.
5 Step Treatment