Could I suggest something that I have done since childhood? I would save
whatever inspired me, and I would read those pages whenever my soul felt
burdened and/or lonely. It always helped to make my sagging spirit soar.
Everyone believes their problems to be the worst. When everything fails most
of us turn to the Divine Power. If we are sincere and persevere, we will find an
answer. That answer may come through the experience of a loved one. or through
the words of a certain book, which you just 'happen' to pick up. It may be
through a movie or a program on television. Or it maybe an answer from within.
All the above insights are forms of 'Answered Prayers'
Once you have found a direction to solve your problem, only you can put it
into action. Sometimes, after you have done your best in a certain situation,
you need to do nothing else, but put your problem aside and enjoy yourself.
You can also co-create your reality because you were made in God's image.
Sometimes our prayers are not 'answered' because we subconsciously do
not want them to be. I know of people who, though they pray for release from
their difficulties are actually addicted to the attention that they receive
because of it. Or maybe the trying to solve their problem gives them a reason to
Think about the above for a moment, or read it again before we move any
further. Are you a victim of the above?
Remember that all prayers connected with material desires are limited. When
one becomes obsessed with a certain desire, one becomes anxious, nervous and
pained. I have read that pain is nothing but resistance to the God energy caused
by fear. Anxiety and fear are an impediment in the path of fulfillment of
prayer. A calm mind who, though physically shattered, continues to have a
strong will is bound to receive a response from the Almighty.
An African School girl's Prayer
"O Thou Great Chief,
Light a candle in my heart,
That I may see what is therein,
And sweep the rubbish from thy dwelling place!
Received the following note as a fwd from the Internet
A young university student was home for the summer.
She had gone to visit some friends one evening and time passed quickly
as each shared their various experiences of the past year.
She ended up staying longer than planned, and had to walk home alone.
She wasn't afraid because it was a small town and she lived
only a few blocks way.
As she walked along under the tall elm trees, Diane asked "God" to
her safe from harm and danger.
When she reached the alley, which was a shortcut to her house, she decided
to take it.
However, halfway down the alley she noticed a man standing at the end as
though he were waiting for her.
She became uneasy and began to pray, asking for "God's" protection.
Instantly a comforting feeling of quietness and security wrapped around her,
she felt as though someone was walking with her.
When she reached the end of the alley, she walked right past the man and
arrived home safely.
The following day, she read in the newspaper that a young girl had been
raped in the same alley just twenty minutes after she had been there.
Feeling overwhelmed by this tragedy and the fact that it could have been
her, she began to weep Thanking the Lord for her safety and to
young woman, she decided to go to the police station.
She felt she could recognize the man, so she told them her story.
The police asked her if she would be willing to look at a lineup to see if
she could identify him.
She agreed and immediately pointed out the man she had seen in the alley
the night before.
When the man was told he had been identified, he immediately broke down
The officer thanked Diane for her bravery and asked if there was
anything they could do for her.
She asked if they would ask the man one question Diane was curious
why he had not attacked her.
When the policeman asked him, he answered, Because she wasn't alone.
She had two tall men walking on either side of her."
Moral of the story:
Don't underestimate the power of Prayer!
Gives ya goose bumps, doesn't it!
This is to all of you who mean something to me,
I pray for your happiness.