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Question and Answer regarding Prayer

Question: What is Prayer and what is the point of Prayer?

Answer:  In historic and mainstream Christianity, Prayer meant simply asking God (Spirit) for things. If you felt a lack, caused by you, by evil or caused by nothing, then you approached God and then he decided if you were to get the desired object or not and then you accepted what you thought his will was for you. That simple description sums up the usual view as well as rising early, singing badly to a God that was somehow present and hearing your daily life. That view is beginning to vanish and Churches, like many others are slowly beginning to change their opinion in favour of a more psychiatric God who is your friend and is reached through a brain instead of a mouth.

If we define God as a science or a set of universal laws which holds our existence then there is no Godhead to decide whether he will grant your wish in an Aladdin´s Lamp kind of a way. In this viewpoint, all which is of Spirit, is with us as well.  If we accept the idea that Spirit cannot see lack, has no sense of time, space or human life and that our existence is in It (Him) completely then we can reform our ideas of how to pray.  It should be noted though that there is no point in bringing “human things or issues” to It, for It cannot see them. Why would It? Human Life belongs to the world of dreams and is a law unto itself created by small minds which think they are the centre of their universe.

Prayer then is a commune with that Mind, a daily rerouting of ourselves and the little “I” to the big “I” which is God. This is achieved by silence and listening for set periods every day. Realising that the ego, poor health, sin sickness, death and lack  are not God´s problems, they are ours and only exist in our own perception. In today´s world, silence  is often called meditation although its simply a communion with Spirit for a few moments. In this space, we can redefine ourselves and our thinking about our existence. We can remember that the World is “good” and all of the qualities of God are our qualities too for He (It) made us. So Prayer is a realignment of our thought into what is real. In that place there is no room for illness hatred, sin, sickness or death.

It can also be noted that simple affirmations like “my Father and I are one” or oher illuminatory affirmations from the Bible or otherwise help us to see that we are not separate from God. As we grow in this practice, we learn to trust God more and not to panic about world affairs or personal issues. As that happens things like poor health and lack, vanish.

There may also be times when we need to “argue” mentally against opinions which are affecting us or those we know. Spirit however remains unchanged.  These arguments are for our benefit to enrich our life experience.  It should be noted that these “arguments” are not really about who we are but should be arguing about what  God is “I am Gods perfect Child and cannot be sick” is rather futile since it goes no higher than the “me”. A better Prayer is “God is perfect, God is good , whole and healthy, therefore so am I”. All Prayer needs to be aimed at God not our own sense of sickness. Fear can feel very depleting at certain moments. So Prayer brings us into line with Spirit but does not change anything except our views and with that, comes peace, trust, joy, healing and love to a particular situation.

There are some people who prefer religious rituals and who likely will never leave those. For all people though,  Spirit speaks to humanity daily and directly at every moment without Priest or Practitioner or intermediatary and It is there if we listen to It calling us to Love and to reflect the big “I” to establish God´s KIngdom on earth.

Prayer then, can be defined as not rushing to fix a situation, but learning what God would have us to do in a particular situation and learning how to hand things over to him without rushing to add human opinion, medical opinion or final judgement to an issue.  When faced with a very strong imposing issue, like health or perceived lack,  to eliminate the fear is always a good place to begin.

 

 

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Questions on Healing

Question:

If  I ask you to pray for me or to work on my health condition – and you are away or do not see my Email and I am healed, surely you cannot say that any action of yours or of Christian or Spiritual healing actually helped in this case. Was it not just natural cause and effect as well as time which made the healing?

Answer:

It is not my brain which causes the healing in fact “I” in the personal sense has nothing to do with the healing. My brain does not heal you and does not need to know about your case, therefore your reaching out to me is reaching out to the larger sense of “I” which is Spirit. So you were healed.

Spirit does not see denomination and does not know words like Christian Science, illness, death, these are human terms to describe experience. What you describe as natural cause and effect would be described in metaphysical terms as a false belief that time or the mortal body heals itself. This may give you a sense of relief but the illness is then free to come back, for it still exists for you or another in your experience to contract it.  Science works to eliminate the belief of disease which in turn eliminates the disease itself.  Science in this case meaning Spirit.

I have noticed that some people in the healing profession often write phrases like “The time I healed….” or “when I healed John of something” – not only are these phrases dangerous because of pride but they give a false idea that a person is responsible for healing another and that can never be correct and produces a form of mesmerism that some individuals have power to heal whereas others do not.

Healers spends time daily in silence declaring the presence of Spirit and of It´s perfection daily – it is the negation of his brain faculties and thinking which produces healing – not academia or indeed your request. God does not see your request either – the Practitioner or person assisting simply helps you to see you are whole. But that revelation of wholeness can speak to you directly too – if you listen for it. If a person takes any responsibility for a healing, it must only be to gracefully say “God or Spirit healed that person… of…. ” and even those words can only be used to describe the human experience of healing, for God always has and always will see you as complete.

Joseph

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A Prayer for the Healing of #Sectarianism #ChristianScience #NewThought

Father Mother,

You see neither Jew nor Gentile, Catholic nor protestant, Church goer nor athiest. You see Man, One, whole, in agreement without division like strings on a harp, each designed to play a note in complete accordance with the other. You see neither place, nor palace,  flag, nor foundling, you see Man, one reflection, good kind and pure.

Neither time nor space,  reformation nor chapel,

You see us all of us as we are supposed to be: The reflection of total Love and may we see ourselves that way too

AMEN

 

 

 

 

 

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Prayer With Scientific Interpretation

Psalm 91.

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High.

will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

Father Mother, encompassing all.

2 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,

my God, in whom I trust.”

Love, completeness

3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler

and from the deadly pestilence.

Love yearns for purity of thought

4 He will cover you with his pinions,

and under his wings you will find refuge;

his jfaithfulness is a shield and buckler.

Love´s Dwelling

5 You will not fear the terror of the night,

nor the arrow that flies by day,

6 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,

nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

There is none like you in whom I have my being

7 A thousand may fall at your side,

ten thousand at your right hand,

but it will not come near you.

Infinite, without number

8 You will only look with your eyes

and see the recompense of the wicked.

Incorporeal

9 Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place

the Most High, who is my refuge.

Our Home

10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you,

no plague come near your tent.

Structure of Truth and Love

11 For he will command his angels concerning you

to guard you in all your ways.

Our Provider

12 On their hands they will bear you up,

lest you strike your foot against a stone.

Our Protection

13 You will tread on the lion and the adder;

the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.

Defender of Spiritual Truth.

14 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;

I will protect him, because he knows my name.

Cause and Creator

15 When he calls to me, I will answer him;

I will be with him in trouble;

I will rescue him and honor him.

Reflecting Love

16 With long life I will satisfy him

and show him my salvation.”

 

Immortal Harmonious Love.

 

 

Scientific Translation the Hail Mary (Ave Maria) Prayer, written by me:

Hail Father Mother,
In Fullness,
Ever With Us

Ever Blessing Man
with the Christ
Ever Present

Tender and Strong
With Grace for Today
Infinite Love and Power

Here now

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Taken from Science and health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy

Our Father which art in heaven,
Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious,

Hallowed be Thy name.
Adorable One.

Thy kingdom come.
Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present.

Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Enable us to know, — as in heaven, so on earth, —
God is omnipotent, supreme.

Give us this day our daily bread;
Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections;

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And Love is reflected in love;

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;
And God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth
us from sin, disease, and death.

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love,
over all, and All.

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The definition of Trinity (Glory be etc…prayer) from Judge Hanna, CS journal July 1915.

“In response to a request, it was the writer’s privilege to receive from Mrs. Eddy a definition of the Trinity which has never been published in the exact words in which this one is couched. Feeling that it will be helpful in connection with the purpose of this article, this definition is here given: “Father is man’s divine Principle, Love. Son is God’s man —His image or spiritual likeness. Holy Ghost is Divine Science, the Messiah or Comforter. Jesus in the flesh was the prophet or wayshower to Life, Truth, and Love, and out of the flesh Jesus was the Christ, the spiritual idea, or image and likeness of God.” ”

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Psalm 144

A Psalm of David.

1 Blessed be the Lord my strength,

which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

2 my goodness, and my fortress;

my high tower, and my deliverer;

my shield, and he in whom I trust;

who subdueth my people under me.

Imparting Truth, Clarity, Health, Strength

3 Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him!

or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!

4 Man is like to vanity:

his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

Seeing the real man, limitless, whole and beautiful

5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down:

touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them:

shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.

Imparting Angels of Truth, Truth which destroys all falsities.

7 Send thine hand from above;

rid me, and deliver me out of great waters,

from the hand of strange children;

8 whose mouth speaketh vanity,

and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

One Lord (mind) one faith, one baptism

9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God:

upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.

10 It is he that giveth salvation unto kings:

who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.

Peace is given by You, here, now

11 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity,

and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:

12 that our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth;

that our daughters may be as corner stones,

polished after the similitude of a palace:

One cornerstone, Love, building all real things

13 that our garners may be full, affording all manner of store:

that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:

14 that our oxen may be strong to labour;

that there be no breaking in, nor going out;

that there be no complaining in our streets.

15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case:

yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.

My Beloved, my Provider

 

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Morning Prayer #ChristianScience #MaryBakerEddy

44 We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.

How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.

For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.

Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.

Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.

For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to shame that hated us.

In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.

But thou hast cast off, and put us to shame; and goest not forth with our armies.

10 Thou makest us to turn back from the enemy: and they which hate us spoil for themselves.

11 Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for meat; and hast scattered us among the heathen.

12 Thou sellest thy people for nought, and dost not increase thy wealth by their price.

13 Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.

14 Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

15 My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me,

16 For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and avenger.

17 All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.

18 Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way;

19 Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.

20 If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;

21 Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

22 Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.

23 Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.

24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

25 For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.

26 Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies’ sake.

King James Version