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posted by admin on April 15th, 2013 at 11:33 AM

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Prayers and praying are very powerful -- tools that are easy to use and can give us great results.

It is common practice for individuals to pray for the benefit of others for healings, releasing negative energies, and for blessings; but we often forget to pray for our own healing, calmness, and blessings. You will discover that by cleansing yourself, that is, turning any negative energy over to a Higher Power (God), you are much kinder and more considerate to others. In effect, praying for yourself provides a double benefit.

Prayer at the beginning of each day...

“I am filled with the universal power that brings every thing into being. I breathe out obstacles to my energy’s flow. I breathe out the dark shadows of the past. I breathe in the infinite promise of a new life. I am filled with the universal faith in the goodness of all things. I affirm that I am Light, I am Peace, I am Love!”

Prayer for Protection...
"I am completely surrounded 360 degrees around me in all directions by a garden of pink and yellow roses with various colors and shades of green leaves filling in all the spaces between and among the roses with rays of violet swimming through the rose beds; a turquoise sky and the sun shining on the scene; so that all that is being sent from me or to me is returned to the sender through clarity and love, healing and balance, peace and enlightenment without coercion for the highest good of all concerned."

Prayer for Forgiveness...
"Dear ________,
I am heartily sorry for having offended you and I detest all of my offenses toward you because I dread the loss of your love and the pain of your rejection. I firmly resolve with the help of God’s Grace to offend you no more and to avoid the near occasion of offending you. Amen!”

Prayer for Release...
"If this headache belongs to someone other than me, it must leave me now!”
“If this depression belongs to someone other than me, it must leave me now!”
“If this __fill in the blank__ belongs to someone other than me, it must leave me now!”

“If this __fill in the blank__ belongs to me, Higher Power, I am open to understanding and accepting responsibility for my actions, and I am requesting release of this negative energy alert for more productive positive use!"


Prayer at the end of the day...
"Release from me this night all negativity, known and unknown to me, from my past, present, and future, for the highest good of all concerned!” (This one is adapted from an affirmation from Eileen Connolly.)

 

Remember to say, "Thank You!"

 

A story...A story is told about a lady who passed away and went to Heaven (or you can substitute a place of peace and contentment). She is being given a tour. The guide and the lady pass by one of group of hundreds and possibly thousands of people who seem to be opening messages. The lady asked, "What is this group doing?" The guide answered, "This is the receiving station for prayers." Then the guide and lady moved along and came to another group of people -- it was a group of less than 12 people -- opening messages. The lady asked, "What are these people doing?" The guide said, "Opening the few thank you replies from people who have had their prayers answered."

Morale of this story...Few people say, "thank you!" to the Higher Power for their answered prayers. Don't be one of these people who forget to say, "Thank You!"

"Thank you, Lord, for the blessings you bestow upon me and for helping me with my prayer!"

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