Rev. Gary talks about how we can attune to our divine nature so that our lives become a prayer.
Sunday, September 8, 2019 “Life of Prayer”
Affirmation: “As I pray, I open myself to realize my Divine Nature.”
“In our prayer time we should have only one purpose: to attain conscious Oneness with God, because this consciousness, this awareness of our Oneness with God, is our supply, our peace, our health.” Charles & Cora Fillmore, Teach Us To Pray
“To pray truly one must enter into God consciousness, must rise in mind to the plane of Spirit. If the prayers we offer are full of requests for things, we are in a consciousness of materiality, and we are addressing our prayers to a false god that has no power to answer them.” Francis Foulks, Effective Prayer
Unity’s Five Basic Principles of Truth
- God is – God is All.
“I am the Lord your God,…you shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:2-3
There is only One Presence and One Power in the universe, GOD the Absolute. Omnipotence (unlimited Power), Omniscience (all Knowledge), Omnipresence (Present everywhere)
- I am – I am one with God.
“Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness.” Genesis 1:26
Human beings were conceived with a spark of divinity, the Indwelling Christ. Their true nature is divine, therefore, latent within them is the ALL that God is.
- Think it – I create my world with my belief.
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7
Human beings were created in freedom and choose their experiences according to their thoughts and feelings.
- Pray it – I affirm the Truth daily.
“Your father who sees in secret knows what you need before you ask him.” Matthew 6:8
Prayer is the conscious process of communion with God. In true prayer we accept, believe and feel the connection with the Absolute that God is, therefore we bring forth and manifest life, wisdom, peace, prosperity, harmony.
- Do it – I take action.“
Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” John 13:17
Knowing and understanding Truth and the laws of life is not enough. We also need to think, feel and live the Truth we know, if we want to manifest the blessings we claim in prayers.
“Our words and methods of prayer derive from our sense of identity. When we view ourselves as “only human,” we pray to God from a consciousness of powerlessness. When we realize our Divine Identity, we pray from the Divine Consciousness.” Linda Martella-Whitsett, How to Pray Without Talking to God: Moment by Moment, Choice by Choice
“Prayer is the practice of the presence of God.” May Rowland