What is affirmative prayer?

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24 Jun 2013 16:29 #110617 by Rickie The Grey
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Please comment. I believe this is 100% true. What do you think?

What is affirmative prayer?


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When most people think of prayer, they think of asking God for something.

Not so in Unity.

Unity uses “affirmative prayer.” Rather than begging or beseeching God, this method involves connecting with the spirit of God within and asserting positive beliefs about the desired outcome. Affirmative prayer is the same method of prayer Jesus taught when he said, “So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24).

If, for example, one were to pray traditionally, one might say: “Please God, help me find a job.” By contrast, an affirmative prayer might be: “I am now guided to my right and perfect employment.”

Affirmative prayer reflects the certainty that we are each being led to our highest good, despite any temporary appearances.

Metaphysicians believe that thoughts transmit magnetic energy and this energy attracts other energy of the same frequency. Whether you are conscious of it or not, your thoughts are transmitting energy that is attracting more of the same. When you remain focused on your intentions, you will draw those things into your life.

Rosemary Ellen Guiley, author of Prayer Works, states that affirmative prayer “sets into motion the forces that enable us to manifest what we pray for.”

She adds, “Prayer is ineffective when it is accompanied or followed by negative thinking, or the endless repeating of affirmations. We have to put power and intensity into our thought, change our thought, and believe in the guidance we are receiving. If we spend energy on negative beliefs and feelings, we will get negative results, even if we and others pray daily for us. For example, if you pray for a job and then complain to others that you have no job or can't find one, you are undermining your prayer.”

“In Unity, we believe that all things work together for our highest good,” says Lynne Brown, vice president of Unity's 24/7 prayer ministry called Silent Unity. “We pray to align ourselves with God and to allow ourselves to be inwardly guided to that good. Through affirmative prayer, we help co-create the good that is possible in our lives.”

By using an affirmative prayer approach, we can visualize and plan for the future with faith that the power of God is continually blessing our lives with unlimited possibilities. Affirmative prayer leads to an awakening of our spiritual selves. In faith, we pray giving thanks in advance that the Universe is meeting our every need.
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www.unity.org/prayer/what-affirmative-prayer

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24 Jun 2013 19:18 #110639 by Kohadre
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Seems to be similar to the concepts within both The Secret & Law of attraction. See the world the way you want it to be rather than the way you hope it might be.

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24 Jun 2013 19:30 #110643 by Adhara
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I also believe this approach to prayers the best. There are also other methods of 'effective praying' but they all have in common that you consider the thing you want to happen already happened.
However this not only works for prayers but also for anything else one believes to be true, also the bad and disadvantageous things.

A good book about this topic (and some more) is "The Power of your conscious mind" by Joseph Murphy.
Thanks for sharing.

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24 Jun 2013 19:35 #110646 by Hypatia
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I don't believe affirmative prayer has any basis in science, I think it's all psychological. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. When you use affirmative prayer, you are acting on faith that whatever happens is ultimately for the best and meant to be, so you end up being okay with whatever comes your way. I don't think affirmative prayer will get you what you want, but rather will make you happy with what you get.

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24 Jun 2013 19:41 - 24 Jun 2013 19:41 #110648 by Akkarin
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Look for the good in the world and you will find it... (or look for the bad by watching Fox news and you'll find that there too... :P)

Hypatia...

Metaphysicians believe that thoughts transmit magnetic energy and this energy attracts other energy of the same frequency. Whether you are conscious of it or not, your thoughts are transmitting energy that is attracting more of the same.


What is this I don't even... :S

No. I don't think this has a basis in science lol...
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25 Jun 2013 13:57 #110717 by Rickie The Grey
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Doesn't affirmative prayer seem force like?

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25 Jun 2013 14:47 #110719 by Learn_To_Know
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Except that Jesus didn't even follow his own advice on praying in another part of the Bible. Right before he was arrested and accused (of which ultimately led to his cross) he prayed like this:

"My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will" -Mat 26:39.

That seems to be a different kind of prayer than what he advocated in Mark.

Rickie The Grey wrote: Affirmative prayer is the same method of prayer Jesus taught when he said, “So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24).


And I agree with what Hypatia said.

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25 Jun 2013 14:54 - 25 Jun 2013 14:58 #110720 by Rickie The Grey
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You're conecting all prayer to Jesus?

If you read further into the web site they are using scientific methods to oberver if affirmative prayer works or not.

Still seems like the force to me.
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25 Jun 2013 14:56 - 25 Jun 2013 14:56 #110721 by Learn_To_Know
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Did you not want me to?

You quoted Jesus. Did you have another deity in mind?

Rickie The Grey wrote: You're conecting all prayer to Jesus?

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25 Jun 2013 15:52 - 25 Jun 2013 15:53 #110731 by Rickie The Grey
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Learn_To_Know wrote: Did you not want me to?

You quoted Jesus. Did you have another deity in mind?

Rickie The Grey wrote: You're conecting all prayer to Jesus?


:unsure: When did I quote Jesus? The article used Jesus as an example of a prayer style but I don't think the article or the website is limiting itself to just Jesus. I certainly don't. Also i don't think prayer is limited to any particullary diety or any diety at all.
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