Today's post is the first in a new Thursday Series focusing on Finding your Prayer Mojo and praying with inspiration and effectiveness. I often hear "I don't know how to pray or what to think about when I pray." This series is designed to keep the subject of the how and what of prayer front and center and to nourish your confidence.
In the words of a hymn, "Prayer is the simplest form of speech that infant lips can try." (Christian Science Hymnal, #284) It's that idea of simply thinking about God that you will find in these "Seven Ways to Find your Prayer Mojo."
Fear hides solutions. How often do we say, 'God, I have this situation here..." and then off we go into a torrent of questioning and pleading with God that is centered on the problem. Finding your prayer mojo involves taking an inspired look at God to shed spiritual light on any situation.
It isn't that God comes to our problems, or even needs to know our problems, in order to heal them. The sun doesn't "know" the need of the plant in order to meet it. The sun shines and as plants are exposed to the light - turn towards the light - their needs are met. When God is the subject of your prayer, you have found your mojo. And an understanding of God has the power to completely transform human experience.
Here are seven ways to think about God* that will help you find your prayer mojo. I'm giving you all seven, but it only takes one to shift from a "problem up" to a "solution out" view. An angel told the high priest Zerubbabel these seven "are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth." (Zechariah 4:10) These "eyes of the Lord" are seven ways to think about God. They are springboards for prayer that anchor you to a spiritual fact allowing you to dive deep into spiritual reality.
Don't outline where these ideas will take you. They are prayer-starters. Pick one, two, all seven - your choice. But if you find your prayer wandering into the highways and byways of problems without solutions, bring yourself back to one of these seven basic facts about God's nature, and you will find yourself praying with power.
- Consider God as divine Mind. Mind, God, is the source of your inspiration, intelligence, light, answers to all questions. You reflect this Mind.
- Consider God as holy Spirit. Spirit, God, is the omnipresent substance, the only creator, which originates only good and no trace of evil. You express this Spirit.
- Consider God as incorporeal Soul. Soul, God, is the unique, unlimited Ego reflected by you in talent, beauty, perfection, precision, clarity and sinless joy. You are the image of Soul.
- Consider God as loving Principle. Principle, God, is the Law, Law-giver and Law-enforcer, establishing good as the only power and maintaining order, harmony, obedience and liberty in you, His creation. You are the expression of Principle.
- Consider God as eternal Life. Life, God, gives definition and purpose to your thoughts and creates unlimited forms of beauty and goodness, satisfying his creation and meeting all needs. You are the living of Life.
- Consider God as supreme Truth. Truth, God, is shedding perpetual light that exposes your innate honesty, innocence, worth, purity, spiritual authority, balance, steadiness and strength. You are the honest child of Truth.
- Consider God as infinite Love. Love, God, fills all space and leaves no one out. To Love, you are loved, loving, loveable and lovely. You reflect unlimited, divine, universal Love.