redefining spirituality and opening to non-limitation

present tense prayers

(photo courtesy oscar mota)

something to consider as you meditate on your own prayers and mantras is to put them in the present tense. the old energy way of praying is to ask for something in the hopes that you’re a good enough person to receive the prayer’s blessings.

the new energy way (actually the only energy way) of prayer is to speak from a place of gratitude that your requests have already been answered: Why wouldn’t they? As Yeshua says, “Ask and you shall receive.” Period.

certainly, there can be a positive energy gained by the accumulation of all the millions, or billions of people who have joined their energy to a certain prayer, or mantra, but there can also be an accumulated energy that comes from a place of fear, or lack of self-worth as the prayer, or mantra is uttered.

here are two examples of well-known Christian prayers in their standard texts:
and tense:

the prayer of Jabez

Oh, that You would bless me indeed,
and enlarge my territory,
that Your hand would be with me,
and that You would keep me from evil,
that I may not cause pain!

Amen.

the prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen.

how about trying this instead, or in combination:

the prayer of Jabez

Thank You for blessing me indeed,
for enlarging my territory,
that Your hand is with me,
and that I am safe from evil,
that I cannot cause pain!

Amen.

the prayer of St. Francis

Thank you Lord, for making me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, I will sow love;
where there is injury, I will pardon;
where there is doubt, I will bring faith;
where there is despair, I will bring hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
thank you for granting that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen.

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