A Radical Approach to Prayer

A Radical Approach to Prayer January 30, 2014

A Radical Approach to Prayer
Image Copyright: Olesia Kashtalinchuk

Most spiritual and religious people agree that God is within us.

“Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”~Luke 17:21

“If you search for God within you, with all earnestness, you will surely be able to find him.”~Sai Baba Gita

“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”~John 4:4

“Turn thy sight unto thyself, that thou mayest find Me standing within thee, mighty, powerful and self-subsisting.” ~ Baha’i Writings

“And you who seek to know Me, know that the seeking and yearning will avail you not, unless you know the mystery: for if that which you seek, you find not within yourself, you will never find it without. For behold, I have been with you from the beginning and I am That which is attained at the end of desire.”~Wiccan Charge of the Goddess

“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”~1 Corinthians 3:16-17

“I searched for God among the Christians and on the Cross and therein I found Him not.

I went into the ancient temples of idolatry; no trace of Him was there.

I entered the mountain cave of Hira and then went as far as Qandhar but God I found not.

With set purpose I fared to the summit of Mount Caucasus and found there only ‘anqa’s habitation.

Then I directed my search to the Kaaba, the resort of old and young; God was not there even.

Finally, I looked into my own heart and there I saw Him; He was nowhere else.”~Rumi

I’ve changed how I pray and it’s transformed my experience of life. I’ve turned the focus of my prayers inward.

I ask the God within me to show me what I need to know to do or be better, to guide my steps in the most loving of directions, to help me find the strength to master the challenges I’ve faced, and to be gentle with me.

The directional shift of energy is subtle, yet the outcomes are profound.

I feel that my prayers are heard. This eliminates repetitive requests and turns my focus to receiving answers and guidance and applying them.

I know I am not alone. An infinite source of love energy is flowing within me, loving, restoring, comforting me—no matter what appears in the world.

I am strengthened by the conscious recognition that the greatest power is present within me. Knowing this helps me to face things that I alone might find overwhelming. What lies within me is far greater than whatever I may face.

My worthiness is unquestionable. If Spirit has chosen me as a temple, I can be nothing other than worthy. (This applies to you 100% of the time too.)

I am called to be and do my very best. God has graced me with Its presence, the least I can do is honor it by creating a beautiful inner space to live.

Written words can’t adequately convey the centered, loved, and empowering feelings that come from praying to the God within.

Give it a try. Leave a comment below and tell me how it moves you.


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