Prayer is a powerful tool.
Why you ask? Because it is a focused intention.
In the year 2000, an Israeli doctor Leonard Leibovivi conducted an experiment in which 3,393 patients were divided into two groups at random. The first group of patients had prayers designated towards their recovery and health and the second group were not prayed for. Dr. Leibovivi compared the results to his study within three separate categories, how long the fever lasted, length of hospital stays, and how many passed away as a result of infection. The group that received prayer benefited with a faster decrease of fever rate and shorter hospital stays than those who did not receive prayer. Incredible, right? And wrap your head around this, the people facilitating the prayers to the group were not praying for patients who were presently occupants of the hospital but were in fact praying for a list of people that stayed in the hospital between the years of 1990-1996 – four to ten years prior to the actual time the experiment took place! What the what? This is an excellent example of just how powerful prayer is. It can facilitate positive change in the past present and future for time is just an illusion.
In the world of spirituality, intention is the number one asset. The stronger the intention, the more powerful the outcome. Starting out as a sceptic, I used to bow my head with a slight smirk on my face as my grandmother, a Deacon of the Episcopal Church would recite a prayer before Holiday meals. Although I was baptized in the Episcopal church, I never felt completely comfortable labeling my relationship to spirit and the higher powers. During my teenage years I questioned the existence of god. My anger and fear controlled how I saw and felt about the world. I would say things like “If god was real, why is there terrorism?” My ignorance and lack of knowledge was something I am not proud of, but I believe that if it was not for the brief time that I allowed fear to rule my life, I never would have been able to open up to spirit to become the light being I am today. You must experience the fear to fully embrace the light.
The power of prayer is something all religions are aware of. Whether is Episcopal, Wiccan, Judaism – they all participate in prayer and understand the power behind it. In the small Episcopal Church in Pleasantville, NY where my grandmother presides at, in the booklet given out to the congregation as they walk in to worship, they offer a prayer list to those who are undergoing events in their life that any added blessings would be of great benefit. I thought to myself how smart and kind a gesture this is. This small church understands the power of prayer and how powerful the focused intention of many people praying for the same person or outcome can be!
Incorporating prayer into your daily routine is something that should be taken personally. This is your time and your communication to god, the archangels, and your dream team. If there is something that is bothering you, if there is a problem that exists within your life, tell them about it. If there is someone around you that is affecting your mind state, ask them to send healing to this person and to yourself. Keep on praying until you notice a difference. Remember, our natural state of being is joy – your angels will help you in any way they can to get you to a state of alignment.
Starting a prayer habit doesn’t have to be a visit to your local church once day with a vail over your head while holding onto rosary beads. Prayer is personal, it is your conversation with god, the universe, and the higher forces that guide and protect us. Prayer does not discriminate nor does it judge. The more you do it, the more you will see how it works for you and your life.
For me, requesting the most benevolent outcome has helped me on my spiritual path. There is not one day that goes by where I don’t request a benevolent outcome, whether it be big or small. All you have to do is say “I request the most benevolent outcome for (state your request.)” It will likely take you awhile to fully believe and have faith in this process but the more you do it, the more you still start to believe its power, and the more it will work for you. Start by requesting something small and work your way up to much higher demands.
When I started this prayer routine, I would request the most benevolent outcome for the traffic light to turn green in a certain number of seconds, or for certain items to be on sale. I then started requesting bigger things, like opportunities and people reaching out to me. Now, the sky is the limit. I have fully entrusted my faith in the power of prayer and beautiful things has unfolded into my life. This is one of the reasons why I am writing this book, because I want YOU to harness the same power I have and obtain pure joy and abundance.
Use the power of prayer to protect yourself and your energy. When I walked into rooms where I sensed the energy was negative, I would recite the following prayer in my mind:
Archangel Michael please protect me now from all lower beings and all lower energies. Thank you- it is done, it is done, it is done.
This simple prayer holds incredible protective power within it. Use it when you are guided to or whenever you’d like to invoke protection from the angels!
Whether you are just in hope for a parking spot or feeling uncomfortable in a certain environment, these two prayer are wonderful assets that you can use whenever you feel called to.