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19. A forgiveness prayer for the sick and dying

Monday, Oct 16, 2023 1071 words 4 mins 45 secs

If a person is sick, God is a murderer.

If the sickness exists, if it has reality, it has been created, then it must have been created by God.

Only what God creates is real, or exists, or...

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18. Let yourself be forgiven

Monday, Mar 13, 2023 614 words 2 mins 43 secs

Jesus says the only meaningful prayer is for forgiveness. In effect this means asking to BE forgiven.

We know, however, that real forgiveness is a recognition that there is nothing TO forgive, because forgiveness SEES innocence and completely disregards...

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17. Praying for the cancelling of sickness

Sunday, May 02, 2021 2038 words 9 mins 3 secs

There's a technique you can try, to help with removing sickness. I call it cancelling. Sometimes Holy Spirit advises me to do this.Basically, you attempt to focus on the NON-EXISTENCE of the symptom or problem. To recognize it as nothing....

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16. Prayer is the medium of miracles

Friday, Sep 14, 2018 849 words 3 mins 46 secs

Miracle working entails the use of PRAYER. "Prayer is the medium of miracles." "Through prayer love is received. Through miracles love is expressed."

Miracles are NOT a shift in perception. The only way perception is involved is that perception must be...

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15. Loving prayer heals

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 778 words 3 mins 27 secs

I've been starting to practice very simple "loving prayer".

It's so simple that it actually has taken me quite a long time to come to realize that this is effectively all you need to produce healing. Love, itself, is the healing...

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14. Pray with your whole heart

Friday, Mar 23, 2018 395 words 1 mins 45 secs

True prayer, which is the medium of miracles, and is how you "ask", occurs in the heart, not in words necessarily. There is a guy who performs a lot of miracles who teaches to "pray with your whole heart". The...

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13. All prayers are always answered

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 435 words 1 mins 56 secs

If you make problems real, your prayer is "I want this problem", and so it is given you. Your prayer is answered. Even if in words it seems your prayer is "I do not want this problem", your actual prayer...

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12. Learning to pray with God rather than to God

Sunday, Nov 05, 2017 1020 words 4 mins 31 secs

If you are going to pray for someone, you’ll need to first discern what the problem really is.

The problem is NOT what is happening to the person, what they perceive as happening to them, or what your own ego says...

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11. Prayer is the medium of miracles - learning to invite God to work through you

Thursday, Sep 07, 2017 423 words 1 mins 52 secs

You get what you ask for and nothing else.

How you "ask", is a state of prayer.

"Prayer is the medium of miracles."

Another way to describe asking, is INVITATION.

If you INVITE GOD, by showing up in a role of miracle-worker, trusting God...

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10. Can prayers go unanswered? Is it really possible to be a victim?

Friday, Jun 23, 2017 1586 words 7 mins 2 secs

A Course in Miracles would say no. You always get what you ask for. You only get what you ask for. You never get anything you do not ask for.

There are no victims. There are no accidents. Nothing happens unless...

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9. You need to understand how to pray

Sunday, May 07, 2017 403 words 1 mins 47 secs

Miracle principle 15: "Prayer is the medium of miracles. It is a means of communication of the created with the Creator. Through prayer love is received, and through miracles love is expressed."

If you want to be performing miracles, you will...

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8. You can share the power of God if you know how to pray

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 1385 words 6 mins 9 secs

You can share the power of God, if you know how to pray. "Prayer (asking) is the medium of miracles". - ACIM

How do you ask? How do you pray? How do you accurately communicate with God as to what you...

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7. Learning to be the prayer

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 352 words 1 mins 33 secs

At the beginning, prayer seems to be like asking for something you do not have.

But this is the opposite of prayer. It does not produce anything DIRECTLY, it only affirms what you already have, because it emphasizes that it is...

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6. There are two types of prayer, only one produces miracles

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 1659 words 7 mins 22 secs

There are two types of prayer. One works miracles, the other doesn't.

1) Pray for someone because you believe they need praying for.

2) Pray for someone to acknowledge that they don't need praying for.

The first kind is very common and it's...

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5. A different view of the Lord's prayer

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 416 words 1 mins 50 secs

The 'lords prayer' is commonly known, and goes something like this...

"Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.

Thine kingdom come, thine will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread, and...

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4. Is it okay to pray for someone for healing without their permission?

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 1055 words 4 mins 41 secs

I found myself in a conversation with Jesus last night about whether or not it's okay to pray for someone if they have not 'given permission'. I wanted to pray for someone to attempt to help them and heal them,...

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3. Praying with the ego vs praying with Holy Spirit

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 248 words 1 mins 6 secs

The ego's prayer: Please help God because this situation is totally what I do not want. I am not grateful for it at all, it totally sucks, save me, for me. Pleeeeeease.

Holy prayer: Thank you God for your love and...

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2. To perform miracles you must learn how to pray

Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 255 words 1 mins 7 secs

You want to perform miracles? You need to learn how to pray. It's right here in the miracle principles:

"11 Prayer is the medium of miracles. It is a means of communication of the created with the Creator. Through prayer love...

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1. The prayer that I must have decided wrongly because I'm not at peace

Sunday, Sep 11, 2016 853 words 3 mins 47 secs

Let's review this prayer from ACIM in a new light.

"1. I must have decided wrongly, because I am not at peace.

2. I made the decision myself, but I can also decide otherwise.

3. I want to decide otherwise, because I want...

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