I should once again mention, before proceeding with this blog post, that my use of the word God and references to biblical quotes is in no way whatsoever religiously motivated. The great Mystic, Messenger, Healer and Metaphysician who came to be known as “Jesus” taught many very profound lessons for those with “the eyes to see and the “ears to hear”, in other words have the capacity to see and understand the deeper, esoteric meaning. The bible is the most esoteric book ever written, but these blog posts will help readers bring the esoteric to conscious realisation.
True Prayer, as originally taught by the person known as Jesus, is extremely powerful, and when performed correctly will “manifest” or bring into our experience any wish, need or desire.
So when considering how to pray effectively, this is what he said of true Prayer:
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
These are profound words indeed which we will discuss further.
The first part of this teaching speaks for itself:
“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door pray to thy Father which is in secret” Most take this to mean that you should go in to a room, e.g. a bedroom, close the door and then utter the words to God.
What this teaching about how to pray effectively and harmoniously really means is this:
“Closet” means our inner silence, and “shut the door” means to shut out all awareness of the physical surroundings. This in fact is very similar to a state of meditation. Indeed a state of meditation is an excellent place from which to engage in true prayer.
Before anything worthwhile can be achieved, we must retreat from our normal state of consciousness used to interact with the physical world, and enter into a deeper state of consciousness and inner being.
Jesus taught this truth when he said:
“Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”
— John 14:10-12.
Here Jesus is stating the truth that it is not him alone producing effects or apparent miracles, it is “the Father within us”, the same Divine Father of which we are all One, that results in the fulfilment of wishes, needs and desires. This is why we must enter into a altered state of consciousness, within, and to “shut the door” on all outside distractions, before we can establish that inner connection with Source.
So having accomplished this how should we then pray harmoniously and effectively?
True prayer should not be recited mechanically. The power of true prayer is in fact in the connection with the feelings invoked during the prayer, and in particular the Faith in knowing that whatever we pray for we already have within us waiting to be brought into awareness and experience .
We have discussed true Faith in a previous blog post.. By Faith we do not mean “blind faith” in some sort of benevolent deity God “up there” in Heaven, we rather mean true Faith that whatever we ask for God, Divine Providence has already delivered beyond any question of a doubt.
This is what Jesus taught about the process of how to pray effectively and harmoniously:
“Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” — Mark 11:24
This then shows the way to the power of true prayer.
These are the fundamental steps:
- Find somewhere quiet where you will not be distracted.
- Relax, empty your Mind and enter into a meditative state within.
- Feel and know that you are a Divine Expression of, and One with, our “Father”, God.
- Pray, using words that invoke a feeling of Belief that you already have whatever you are praying for with absolute Belief in the truth that you have already received it.
- And this is very important – feel the gratitude for this truth, and give thanks in your Heart out of Love for it.
Note: 5. Does not mean that God actually requires people to be grateful in a human sense, but rather that the gratitude reinforces the truth that you already have what you asked for, and are expressing gratitude in the Heart, to Source, God, for having already received it.
Jesus always gave thanks:
“And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me”. — John 11:41
Thus reinforcing that absolute, unshakeable Belief, with absolute Faith, that Source, God, of Whom we are all One, has already . All we must do then is to receive by remaining in vibrational harmony with the object of our desires.
In conclusion, True Prayer, how to pray effectively and harmoniously, is not about reciting verses meaninglessly, or asking or pleading God for something, but rather in knowing, beyond any doubt that as a child of God all we need to do is establish a connection with God in the Heart, out of Love, and state our desires with Faith in our inner powers as aspects of God, and with the absolute Belief and feeling of the truth that we already have whatever we desire within us.
And So It Is.