how to pray

How to Pray

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Faith and Belief

As a drought continued for what seemed an eternity, a small community of farmers was in a quandary as to what to do. Rain was important to keep their crops healthy and sustain the way of life of the townspeople.

Expect an answer!

As the problem became more acute, a local pastor called a prayer meeting to ask for rain.

Many people arrived. The pastor greeted most of them as they filed in. As he walked to the front of the church to officially begin the meeting he noticed most people were chatting across the aisles and socializing with friends. When he reached the front his thoughts were on quieting the attendees and starting the meeting.

His eyes scanned the crowd as he asked for quiet. He noticed an eleven year-old girl sitting quietly in the front row. Her face was beaming with excitement. Next to her, poised and ready for use, was a bright red umbrella. The little girl’s beauty and innocence made the pastor smile as he realized how much faith she possessed. No one else in the congregation had brought an umbrella.

All came to pray for rain, but the little girl had come expecting God to answer.

– Author unknown

Reflection Questions:

  • When have you asked for something but not truly believed it was possible for you at the time? Looking back now, could it have been possible?
  • When have you asked for something and believed with all of your being it would become true? Looking back now, did it happen?

Prayer and The Law of Attraction

The little girl with the umbrella sure demonstrated faith beautifully, but let’s consider the prayer itself.

In this video Gregg Braden explains beautifully how David, his Native American friend, taught him that if we pray for rain then it will not rain since

when we pray FOR something, we acknowledge its absence, and that acknowledgement empowers the very condition we don’t want.

This sentiment very much vibes with the Law of Attraction and the teachings of Abraham. The following video conveys a very similar message when Abraham speaks of the importance of praying from inside the Vortex. (If you are not familiar with the concept of the ‘Vortex’ then I would wholeheartedly recommend the book The Vortex: Where the Law of Attraction Assembles all Cooperative Relationships by Esther Hicks.)

Pray Rain Journaling

Building on Gregg Braden’s wonderful story of the Native American prayer, Jeannette Maw has developed a journaling technique for manifestation. She explains the process fully in her book The Magic of Pray Rain Journaling but, to sum the process up, you simply write a page a day about what you want as if you already have it. By doing this, you achieve vibrational alignment with your desires and you can, quite literally, create miracles!

  • This is a great story and you got your point across beautifully. I love to practice the law of attraction with my morning meditation and prayer because if I don’t believe that I can receive what I’ve asked for, who will? “Those crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do” – Steve Jobs

  • Kathleen Brown

    Beautiful story of faith and inspiration. Really makes you think…