My very first job as a spiritual practitioner was working for the World Ministry of Prayer. I would sit in my home in California and for my six-hour shift, three times a week, the phone would ring and I would pray with people from all over the world. As you know I have four kids and they were not always down with my new job. Mom, are you on the God phone again?
Hello. World Ministry of Prayer, I would say, trying to sound helpful and holy. On the other side of the line was a person in pain. Very few people call a prayer line when things are going well. It was a mother who had lost a child, a father who had lost a job, a young man who has gotten an illness, or a person who had lost their way. It was a call for love. This opportunity gave me so much insight into the human experience, the purpose of prayer, and the healing power of love.
Affirmative prayer is very different from the prayers that I had learned as a child. It was not rout pray. It did not ask for anything. There was no graveling or begging or beseeching. Instead, it simply aligned the caller with the bigness of God’s love and our oneness. Affirmative prayer has the miraculous ability to point out the unbroken and unbreakable connection that we have with God. It ‘s a powerful way of saying YES to our infinite potential and our desired outcome.
It is based on the idea that what you focus on increases, or as Jesus said, “So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24). Day after day, hour after hour and call after call, I would affirm that with God, all things were possible. What I realized was that although people were calling for many different reasons, they were all confessing the very same thing. I am afraid. I have forgotten my connecting with God. So in essence, it was my job to remind them of this connection and of how much God loved them.
If they were calling for health or a job or a relationship issue, it was always the same underneath. I am afraid and I have forgotten God. Through the use of this simple recipe, I was able to align and awaken the callers to the truth of who they were and more importantly whose they were.
We are each nothing short of the magnificence of God. Each an extension of God’s love that requires no sacrifice. Affirmative prayer demonstrates the truth that we are worthy of our highest good, despite the outer appearances.
As we surrender our fears and realign with the love of God, our new thoughts allow and support a more whole and holy experience. Prayer works miracles. I’ve witnessed it too many times to count or discount it. Next Saturday morning, I’ll be offering a workshop at Community Sanctuary where you can learn the simple 5-step recipe for affirmative prayer. If you are not in the area but are still interested, I will be posting a short video series on prayer. Affirmative prayer is the one spiritual tool that I still use every single day. So I am excited about sharing it with you. I know that it will support you in experiencing greater peace and drawing to you all the desires that your heart can imagine. God is that good and prayer is that powerful.
Maureen Muldoon is a celebrant, author, speaker, storyteller and thought leader who helps you go from where you are to where you want to be in business, love, and life. She blogs at www.MaureenMuldoon.com.