A collection of A Course in Miracles Quotes
Quotes on "Prayer"
T1A1 "You should begin each day with the prayer "Help me to perform whatever miracles you want of me today.")"
T1B12A "Prayer is the medium of miracles."
T1B12A "Prayer is the natural communication of the Created with the Creator."
T1B12A "Through prayer, love is received, and through miracles love is expressed."
T1B22N ""Lord heal me" is the only legitimate prayer."
T1B40M "We said before that prayer is the medium of miracles."
T1B40M "The miracle prayer IS what you wrote, i.e."
T1B40N "This prayer is the door that leads out of the desert forever."
T1B40T "Change the prayer to read: If you will tell me what to do, ONLY THAT I will to do."
T3A37 "(No, Helen, do NOT check this against the prayer that Bill very kindly typed for you on the card."
T3E1 "24, Helen Schucman had sudden flash of illumination and very much wanted to offer prayer for Bill, which she did as follows: "Jesus, help me see my brother (Bill ) as he really is, and thus release both him and me.""
T3E1 "morning, the prayer for the miracle occurred as follows stated above.)"
T3G3 "However, we also noted that prayer is the medium of miracles, and also the natural communication of the Creator and the Created."
T3G3 "Prayer is always an affirmation of knowledge, not of accurate perception."
T3G6 "Prayer is the medium of miracles, not because God created perceptions, but because God created YOU."
T3G10 "Prayer is a way of asking for something."
T3G10 "When we said that prayer is the medium of miracles, we also said that the only meaningful prayer is for forgiveness, because those who have been forgiven HAVE everything."
T3G10 "Once forgiveness has been accepted, prayer in the usual sense becomes utterly without meaning."
T3G10 "Essentially, a prayer for forgiveness is nothing more than a request that we may be able to recognize something we already have."
T3G17 "As long as perception lasts, prayer has a place."
T3G17 "Communion, not prayer, is the natural state of those who know."
T4D4 "That was written in that form because it is a good thing to use as a kind of prayer in moments of temptation."
T5A4 "That is why the healer's prayer is, "let me know this brother as I know myself.""
T6B15 "These are not at all like the several slips into impatience which I made, because I had learned the Atonement prayer, which I also came to teach, too well to engage in upside down thinking myself."
T6C9 "Prayer is a re-statement of INCLUSION, directed by the Holy Spirit under the laws of God."
T8K1 "Everyone who has ever tried to use prayer to request something, has experienced what appears to be failure."
T30I3 "Temptation, then, is nothing more than this; - a prayer the miracle touch not some dreams, but KEEP their unreality obscure, and GIVE to them reality instead."
T30I3 "And Heaven gives no answer to the prayer, nor CAN the miracle be given you to heal appearances you do not like."
W136L15 "We introduce it with a healing prayer to help us rise above defensiveness, and let the truth be as it has always been: "Sickness is a defense against the truth."
W140L12 "And we will say our prayer for healing hourly, and take a minute as the hour strikes to hear the answer to our prayer be given us as we attend in silence and in joy."
W169L15 "Our learning goal today does not exceed this prayer, yet in the world what could be more than what we ask this day of Him Who gives the grace we ask, as it was given Him?"
W182L10 "No prayer but this is necessary, for it holds them all within it."
W220IN211 "Instead of prayer, we need but call His Name."
W254L1 "I have no prayer but this: I come to You to ask You for the truth."
W264L2 "This is salvation's prayer."
W307L2 "And with this prayer, we enter silently into a state where conflict cannot come, because we join our holy will with God's in recognition that they are but one."
M22A1 "The motivating factor is prayer, or asking."
M22A1 "But this refers to the prayer of the heart, not to the words you use in praying."
M22A1 "Sometimes the words and the prayer are contradictory; sometimes they agree."
M22A2 "The prayer of the heart does not really ask for concrete things."
M22A3 "The prayer for things of this world will bring experiences of this world."
M22A3 "If the prayer of the heart asks for this, this will be given because this will be received."
M22A3 "It is impossible that the prayer of the heart remain unanswered in the perception of the one who asks."
P3H2 "For therapy is prayer, and healing is its aim and its result."
P3H2 "What is prayer except the joining of minds in a relationship which Christ can enter?"
S1A1 "Prayer is the greatest gift with which God blessed His Son at his creation."
S1A1 "The Love They share is what all prayer will be throughout eternity, when time is done."
S1A2 "To you who are in time a little while, prayer takes the form that best will suit your need."
S1A2 "Prayer now must be the means by which God's Son leaves separate goals and separate interests by, and turns in holy gladness to the truth of union in his Father and himself."
S1A3 "Prayer will sustain you now, and bless you as you lift your hearts to Him in rising song that reaches higher and then higher still until both high and low have disappeared."
S1A3 "For this is prayer, and here salvation is."
S1A9 "Asking is prayer."
S1B1 "Prayer is a way offered by the Holy Spirit to reach God."
S1B1 "True prayer must avoid the pitfall of asking to entreat."
S1B2 "In prayer this is not contradictory."
S1B3 "In true prayer you hear only the song."
S1B4 "The secret of true prayer is to forget the things you think you need."
S1B4 "Also in the same way, in prayer you overlook your specific needs as you see them, and let them go into His hands."
S1B5 "Prayer is a stepping aside; a letting go; a quiet time of listening and loving."
S1B5 "And it is to Love one goes in prayer."
S1B5 "Prayer is an offering; a giving up of oneself to be at one with Love."
S1B6 "This is not a level of prayer that everyone can attain as yet."
S1B6 "Those who have not need your help in prayer because their asking is not yet based upon acceptance."
S1B6 "Help in prayer does not mean that another mediates between you and God."
S1B7 "Praying to Christ in anyone is true prayer because it is a gift of thanks to his Father."
S1B7 "Herein lies the power of prayer."
S1B7 "This prayer can be shared because it receives for everyone."
S1C1 "Prayer has no beginning and no end."
S1C1 "At that level prayer is merely wanting, out of a sense of scarcity and lack."
S1C2 "The prayer, or asking-out-of-need, always involves feelings of weakness and inadequacy, and could never be made by a Son of God who knows Who he is."
S1C2 "And prayer is as continual as life."
S1C3 "It is also possible to reach a higher form of asking-out-of-need, for in this world prayer must be used for reparation, and so it must entail levels of learning."
S1C3 "It is possible at this level to continue to ask for things of this world in various forms, but it is also possible to ask for qualities such as honesty or goodness, and particularly for forgiveness for the many sources of guilt that inevitably underlie any prayer of need."
S1C4 "While you believe you have enemies, you have limited prayer to the laws of this world, and limited your ability to receive and accept to the same narrow margins."
S1C4 "And yet, if you have enemies you have need of prayer, and great need, too."
S1C5 "The prayer for enemies thus becomes a prayer for your own freedom."
S1C6 "Let it never be forgotten that prayer at any level is always for yourself."
S1C6 "If you unite with anyone in prayer, you make him part of you."
S1C6 "Before it can become holy, then, prayer becomes a choice."
S1C7 "Prayer is a ladder reaching up to Heaven."
S1C7 "At the top there is a transformation much like your own, for prayer is part of you."
S1C8 "Now, without needs of any kind, and clad forever in the pure sinlessness which is the gift of God to you, His Son, prayer can again become what it was meant to be."
S1C9 "God is the goal of every prayer, giving it timelessness instead of end."
S1C9 "Prayer in its earlier forms is an illusion, because there is no need for a ladder to reach what one has never left."
S1C9 "Yet prayer is part of forgiveness as long as forgiveness, itself an illusion, remains unattained."
S1C9 "Prayer is tied up with learning until the goal of learning has been reached."
S1D1 "We said that prayer is always for yourself, and this is true."
S1D1 "For this the means is prayer, of rising power and with ascending goals, until it reaches even up to God."
S1D2 "The earlier forms of prayer, at the bottom of the ladder, will not be free from envy and even malice."
S1D2 "Those who have been forgiven, and who have accepted their forgiveness, could never make a prayer like this."
S1D3 "At this level, then, the learning goal must be to recognize that prayer will bring an answer only in the form in which the prayer was made."
S1D7 "Yet these things, too, are used for goals that substitute for God, and therefore distort the purpose of prayer."
S1D7 "The desire for them IS the prayer."
S1D7 "The goal of God is lost in the quest for lesser goals of any kind, and prayer becomes requests for enemies."
S1D7 "The power of prayer can be quite clearly recognized even in this."
S1E1 "Until the second step at least begins, one cannot share in prayer, for until that point, each one must ask for different things."
S1E1 "But once the need to hold the other as an enemy has been questioned, and the reason has been recognized if only for an instant, it becomes possible to join in prayer."
S1E1 "The key to rising further still in prayer lies in this simple thought; this change of mind: We go together, you and I."
S1E2 "Now it is possible to help in prayer, and so reach up yourself."
S1E2 "Yet it is likely at first that what is asked for even by those who join in prayer is not the goal that prayer should truly seek."
S1E3 "The aim of prayer is to release the present from its chains of past illusions; to let it be a freely chosen remedy from every choice that stood for a mistake."
S1E3 "What prayer can offer now so far exceeds all that you asked before that it is pitiful to be content with less."
S1E4 "Prayer can bring the peace of God."
S1F1 "Prayer is a way to true humility."
S1F2 "Now prayer is lifted from the world of things, of bodies, and of gods of every kind, and you can rest in holiness at last."
S1F3 "Now you say to everyone who joins in prayer with you: "I cannot go without you, for you are a part of me.""
S1F4 "Prayer has become what it was meant to be, for you have recognized the Christ in you."
S2A1 "Forgiveness offers wings to prayer, to make its rising easy and its progress swift."
S2A1 "Forgiveness is prayer's ally; sister in the plan for your salvation."
S2A1 "Unlike the timeless nature of its sister prayer, forgiveness has an end, for it becomes unneeded when the rising up is done."
S2B1 "Yet those who have not yet elected to begin the steps of prayer cannot but use it thus."
S2B3 "How otherwise can prayer return to God?"
S2B4 "As prayer is always for yourself, so is forgiveness given you."
S2B7 "Prayer cannot be released to Heaven while forgiveness-to-destroy remains with you."
S2B8 "And thus is prayer restored to formlessness, beyond all limits into timelessness, with nothing of the past to hold it back from re-uniting with the ceaseless song that all creation sings unto its God."
S2B9 "Therefore we make distinctions, so that prayer can be released from darkness into light."
S2B10 "The level of your prayer depends on this, for here it waits its freedom to ascend above the world of chaos into peace."
S2C8 "From here is prayer released, along with you."
S2C8 "Your wings are free, and prayer will lift you up and bring you home where God would have you be."
S2D4 "What you have chosen still can be undone, for prayer is merciful and God is just."
S2D6 "Prayer is His Own right hand, made free to save as true forgiveness is allowed to come from His eternal vigilance and Love."
S3A1 "Prayer has both aids and witnesses which make the steep ascent more gentle and more sure, easing the pain of fear and offering the comfort and the promises of hope."
S3A1 "Forgiveness's witness and an aid to prayer, a giver of assurance of success in ultimate attainment of the goal, is healing."
S3A1 "Its importance should not be too strongly emphasized, for healing is a sign or symbol of forgiveness's strength, and only an effect or shadow of a change of mind about the goal of prayer."
S3C1 "As prayer within the world can ask amiss and seeming charity forgive to kill, so healing can be false as well as true; a witness to the power of the world or to the everlasting Love of God."
S3C2 "This can occur at lower forms of prayer, combining with forgiveness kindly meant but not completely understood as yet."
S3C2 "And with this wish is death a certainty, for prayer IS answered."
S3C5 "This gentle passage to a higher prayer, a kind forgiveness of the ways of earth, can only be received with thankfulness."
S3C6 "What healing has occurred in such a view of what is merely opening the gate to higher prayer and kindly justice done?"
S3D4 "It is like the role that helps in prayer, and lets forgiveness be what it is meant to be."
S3E1 "Their healing has restored their wholeness so they can forgive, and join the song of prayer in which the healed sing of their union and their thanks to God."
S3E2 "As witness to forgiveness, aid to prayer, and the effect of mercy truly taught, healing is blessing."
S3E2 "And the world responds in quickened chorus through the voice of prayer."
S3E2 "Time remains only to let the last embrace of prayer rest on the earth an instant, as the world is shined away."
S3E3 "Do not forget the holy grace of prayer."
S3E4 "Your prayer has risen up and called to God, Who hears and answers."
S3E4 "In prayer you have united with your Source, and understood that you have never left."
S3E6 "Give all your dreams to Christ and let Him be your Guide to healing, leading you in prayer beyond the sorry reaches of the world."
S3E7 "My arms are open to the Son I love, who does not understand that he is healed, and that his prayer has never ceased to sing his joyful thanks in unison with all creation, in the holiness of God."
S3E10 "The song of prayer is silent without you."
Quotes on "Pray"
T1B22N "This also means "Lord atone for me," because the only thing man should pray for is forgiveness."
T3A27 "I suggest to YOU that we pray for him, and I pray for your full cooperation in this."
T3A28 "You started well in your attempt to pray with me for Bill, but ended badly."
T6C9 "You can no more pray for yourselves alone than you can find joy for yourself alone."
W95L2 "Such is your version of your self; a self divided into many warring parts, separated from God, and tenuously held together by its erratic and capricious maker, to which you pray."
W131L2 "You look for safety and security while in your heart you pray for danger and protection for the little dream you made."
W168L6 "To Him we pray today, returning but the words He gave to us through His Own Voice, His Word, His Love: "Your grace is given me."
W196L11 "Pray that the instant may be soon, - today."
W300W95 "Pray that this Second Coming will be soon, but do not rest with that."
M20A5 "Pray for God's justice, and do not confuse His mercy with your own insanity."
M24A4 "It is a symbol that can safely be used as a replacement for the many names of all the gods you pray to."
P3H2 "Think carefully, teacher and therapist, for whom you pray, and who is in need of healing."
S1B1 "It is impossible to pray for idols and hope to reach God."
S1B7 "To pray with one who knows that this is true is to be answered."
S1C2 "No-one, then, who is sure of his Identity could pray in this form."
S1C4 "Pray for yourself, that you may not seek to imprison Christ and thereby lose the recognition of your own Identity."
S1C6 "Pray truly for your enemies, then, for herein lies your own salvation."
S1D1 "Why, then, should you pray for others at all?"
S1E2 "Even the joining, then, is not enough, if those who pray together do not ask, before all else, what is the Will of God."
S1E4 "You have a newborn-chance each time you pray."
S1F3 "Now must you pray only for what you truly share with him."
S3E4 "You first forgive, then pray, and you are healed."
S3E4 "You have understood that you forgive yourself and pray for you and in this understanding you are healed."
Quotes on "Prayers"
T8K3 "The Bible emphasizes that ALL prayers are answered, and this must be true, if no effort is wasted."
T8K4 "If you would know your prayers are answered, never doubt a Son of God."
T8K8 "The answer to ALL your prayers lies in them."
W95L2 "It does not hear your prayers, for it is deaf."
W182L7 "Think not He hears the little prayers of those who call on Him with names of idols cherished by the world."
M30A2 "Who would profit more from prayers alone?"
M30A6 "For God has given Him the power to translate your prayers of the heart into His language."
S1D7 "It is not easy to realize that prayers for things, for status, for external "gifts" of any kind, are always made to set up jailers and to hide from guilt."
S1E3 "Prayers for specifics always ask to have the past repeated in some way."
Quotes on "Praying"
S1C2 "Yet it is also true that no-one who is uncertain of his Identity could avoid praying in this way."
S1C4 "At this level also comes that curious contradiction in terms known as "praying for one's enemies.""
S1D1 "Praying for others, if rightly understood, becomes a means for lifting your projections of guilt from your brother, and enabling you to recognize it is not he who is hurting you."
Quotes on "Prays"
S1B6 "One who has realized the goodness of God prays without fear."
S1B6 "And one who prays without fear cannot but reach Him."
S1C2 "Everyone prays without ceasing."
Quotes on "Prayed"
S2C7 "Take nothing else, or you have sought your death, and prayed for separation from your Self."
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