Thursday, September 2, 2010
Speaking of Prayer...
THE WORLD IF GOD SIMPLY ANSWERED OUR PRAYERS!!!
Prayers really are answered. The secret in "The Secret" is really just a secularized re-telling of the underlying Catholic Faith reality.
Christ promised, "Ask and you will receive." And he said it three times to get it through our thick skulls: Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you.
It really does work.
But, you can't prayer any old way you want. And you don't necessarily get what you pray for. Note that we are not told, "Ask FOR IT and you will receive IT; seek IT and you will find IT; knock and it will be opened to you AND WE'LL GIVE IT TO YOU."
It doesn't work like that. If it did, because we are stupid and selfish if God answered our prayers by giving us what we asked for there would be a worldwide cataclysm.
PRAYING FOR GOD'S ASSISTANCE...
When you pray to God for help, pray ONCE for that help, WITH FAITH THAT HE WILL HELP, WITH NO PRECISE REQUIREMENTS RESPECTING THE SHAPE OR TIMING OF THAT HELP, and WITH A WILLINGNESS TO BE "BEAT-UP" BY GOD IF THAT IS PART OF THE ANSWER.
If you can't pray with faith, begin by praying briefly for faith. Then pray the petition prayer.
Then, sit back and watch. The help will come.
When it comes, a voiceless voice will whisper, "This is the answer to your prayer."
The answer will always be more than what you asked for. Always.
Brag to your friends about how you prayed to God, and how your prayer was answered. In other words, give The Boss "free advertizing."