Wishes and Prayer Series - What is Affirmative Prayer
When most people think of prayer, they think of asking The Higher Power for something.
Some people use it differently.
About Affirmative Prayer Some people use “affirmative prayer.” Instead of imploring or beseeching The Higher Power, this method involves connecting with the spirit of The Higher Power inside and asserting positive beliefs about the wanted outcome. Affirmative prayer is the same technique of prayer Jesus taught when he stated, “So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24). If, for instance, one was to pray traditionally, one could say: “Please, assist me in finding a job.” By contrast, an affirmative prayer could be: “I'm now guided to my correct and perfect job.” Affirmative prayer uses the certainty that we are each being led to our greatest good; despite the way anything looks temporarily. Metaphysicians believe that thoughts convey magnetic energy and this power draws in other power of the same frequency. Whether you are conscious of it or not, your thoughts are beaming energy that is drawing in more of the same. If you stay centered on your intentions, you will draw those matters into your life. Some say that affirmative prayer “sets into motion the forces that enable us to get what we pray for.
Some believe that payer is ineffective when it is attached to or followed by negative thinking. We want to place power and intensity into our thought, shift our thought, and trust in the guidance we are getting. If we expend energy on negative beliefs and feelings, we will get negative results, even if we and other people pray daily for us. For instance, if you pray for a job and then gripe to other people that you have no job or cannot find one, you are counteracting your prayer.
Some believe that all things work together for our greatest good. We pray to align ourselves with The Higher Power and to allow ourselves to be inwardly guided to that good. With affirmative prayer, we help co-create the good that's possible in our life story.
By utilizing an affirmative prayer approach, we may visualize and plan for the future with faith that the power of The Higher Power is continually blessing our lives with inexhaustible possibilities. Affirmative prayer leads to an awakening of our spiritual selves. In faith, we pray giving thanks beforehand that the Universe is meeting our every need.