What would you say is the most powerful thing on earth? Water? Money? Love? I would say prayer. I am deeply spiritual/religious, whatever you want to call it, but I cringe when people start talking to me about their religion, their opinions, what the Bible says by their interpretation, how many people are converting…blah, blah, blah. I kind of tune them out. This is about something much more important, powerful, and life changing and something we could all incorporate more into our lives in the new year. You read about my healings and I am a firm believer in God. I have no choice. And I wish that everyone could experience the types of miracles I have seen. Perhaps everyone has, they just can’t see them. But, prayer can lift our spirits, give us a sense of community, well being, security, and can produce miracles.
My son asked why he can’t just pray that his wife would come back. Because she has free will, I explained. But God can help heal his heart, give him strength, and comfort. Prayer is not about feeling more powerful or more superior to other people, it’s about life.
My mother taught me when I was young how to pray. Don’t start with gimme this and gimme that, she said. Start with thanksgiving. Be grateful and thank God for all of your blessings. Then ask for forgiveness for the things that have inevitably been done since we are, after all, human. This is not to avoid hell, this is to help be aware of what we may be doing that hurts others or ourselves. Then humbly ask your intentions.
God can and will help anything come into being that you wish. So, be careful what you ask for. This homestead is cold but it is what I asked for! We cannot make someone love us or make someone stay on earth if their journey here is over. But we can receive comfort, strength, guidance, guardian angels, friends, teachers, and a companion if we trust God and not ourselves. Notice that you have always been provided for. I love how my friend, Lisa, put it; He’s a 11:59 God! We get the money to pay bills and the wisdom to handle things at the last minute! But it always comes!
I love in the movie, “Taladega Nights”, where they keep praying to the baby Jesus. It cracks me up. But we all view the Creator in a different way. I know my soul is connected to everyone else’s and everything, from trees to owls, and we are all one with the Source of Life and that we all go right back to that powerful Source when we are done here. We have all had experiences with the supernatural so we know that spirits of the deceased are still around.
There are often misunderstandings regarding the saints in the Catholic Church and in praying to spirits in nature. These are not gods, and no one thinks they are! They are helpers who will pray for us and the more prayers the better! The reason we light candles during prayer is to keep the prayer going. Doug and I have experienced that the candle goes out when the prayer is answered. Just look around and take note of your life and surroundings and you too will be astounded and mystified.
I don’t just pray before meals or before bed or just when I need something. I chatter with God all day. Try it, it will change your life. We should pray for each other as well. There is great power in that. Let’s start a prayer circle. Write in the comments what you would like to be prayed for (or email me personally at Katie@gardenfairyherbal.com) and let’s all pray for each other. You will see amazing things happen in your life.
Will you pray for my son, Andrew, as his wife left after only five months of marriage and left him broken hearted?
Will you pray for my cousin, Linda, as she mourns her husband who just ended his journey here on earth quite suddenly?
Will you also pray for guidance and protection over my family?
What can I pray for you?
Wishing you all peace and great joy during this beautiful season and into the new year.
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You are right! There is a lot of power in prayer! I will pray for you and your family. Please pray for my family too.
I lit a candle and said a prayer for your lovely family!
Beautifully written. Thank you. Once I really put gratitude into practice EACH day, it transformed my life (and the lives of the others around me who used to have to deal with me!)
Yes, I think gratitude makes all the difference in how we view the world and something I hope to improve on in the coming year!
What a great blog! I agree 100% with your views on religion/spirituality. I was also raised Catholic but consider myself more of a spiritual Christian. I don’t like people who push their religion on me either. But I will pray with them.
Please pray for my husband’s aunt who was recently diagnosed with MS.
I will pray for Andrew as well.
I am going to try talking to God more often 🙂 Thank you for this post!
(I want to e-mail you also, hope that’s ok.)
Said a prayer and lit a candle for your hubby’s aunt and about the other things we talked about.
I too consider myself a spiritual Christian having been raised Methodist, I will pray for you and yours, especially your son Andrew who had just started his life journey with his sweetheart and your friend who must be in a sad place right now, please pray for my best friend’s daughter Alison whose baby went home on Sunday after three short weeks on this earth and my husband who has lost his father after just losing his Mum, I too just talk to Him whenever the moment takes me, but I don’t count my blessings often enough! Thanks, as usual, for this post
I lit a candle for you husband and for Alison. I will continue my prayers for them.
Beautiful! Yes, I will pray. I tend to “chatter” my prayers/conversations with God throughout the day, as well. 🙂 It is quite a peaceful way to live. Would you mind praying for some wisdom for a career decision we are facing? Thank you!
I will indeed. I will pray that you receive a big sign! One that is undeniably the answer.