Lessons on Prayer

Lessons on Prayer

To See, Or Not To See

Intercession Or Interference? Interference is when we get in the way of another person’s growth process. Especially when not invited. To butt in and try to control others or their circumstances is manipulation. Have you ever tried to help someone and ended up making it worse? How do we help others to make positive changes in their lives?  Are we interfering with their free will if we do?  Spiritual Intercession is acting on behalf of another person from an inner level.  We are lightworkers here to…

The Heart of Healing Prayer

When we pray, we open our hearts to healing beyond the words into a wholeness we all share.  Rev. Karen Patrick explores the benefits of daily affirmative prayer practice and how it can transform our lives. Rev. Karen is an ordained Unity minister and founder of Unity 108:Cultivating Wholeness. She is a retired private practice therapist, a long-time energy healer, and a Buddhist meditation teacher. She teaches methods that heal the illusion of separation between self, other, and the Divine. Her main…

Quantum Manifestation

When we can stay centered in a state of grace and receptivity, life will bring us everything we need; and yet there are times when we are called upon to ask for what we want. We will grow and become more confident by demonstrating our belief and positive trust.  In this lesson, we share some steps to the manifestation process and the potential blocks that can keep us from our good. As our connection point, we use a purple-colored box…

Transformation: Growing Through Your Gethsemane Experience

Do you ever find yourself asking, “I’m doing everything I know to do so why am I experiencing this”? Jesus rode triumphantly into the city of Jerusalem and there was a great celebration but shortly thereafter, he would go through an experience that would push him to do the hardest work of his life – he would have to deal with making a choice about whether or not to face his own destiny. It was his dark night of the…

OOMPA: Part Four

For the month of January, we look at the 5 basic Unity principles; OOMPA is a fun way to remember them! Prayer is creative thinking that heightens the awareness of the God power within me. Affirmative prayer statements bring us wisdom, healing, and prosperity. Prayer is not just a list of wants and wishes, it is the connection of the individual mind with the higher mind so that we pray from faith and trust.  Charles Fillmore said it like this:  “An affirmation is a positive and orderly…

Global Peace Meditation

Buffalo Drum/Shaker/Native Flute-North America  Samba Bateria/Cajon-South America Djembe/Talking Drums-Africa  Gongs-Asia  Snare Drum/Orchestral Percussion- Europe  Didgeridoo/Clapping Sticks-Australia Crystal Bowl-Antarctica  Ocean drum-One prayer for one ocean.
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Affirmative Prayer: 6

We’ve talked about what prayer is, the purpose of prayer, and how to pray affirmatively. Today’s talk addresses two issues that can clog up our prayers: toxic shame and unforgiveness. “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to…
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Affirmative Prayer: 5

Do you have people in your life that create constant drama and conflict?  Do you dread the holidays because of strained relationships?  Some people push our buttons – they have a tendency to make our lives difficult and seem to always say the wrong thing at the wrong time. It may seem easiest to cut ties with a button pusher and move on, but is that always the right answer?  We talk about setting boundaries that stick and then teaching…
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Affirmative Prayer: 4

We believe that Prayer is the activity of connecting with the creative process of the universe.  In this lesson you will discover how prayer renews the sense of your divine connection and can lead you to this creative process that begins inside you.  Through affirmative prayer we make invisible visible.  The creative process takes us from the spiritual to the physical, from heaven to earth, but it is first an inner state of being.   Affirmative prayer is the highest form of creative thought and includes the release of counterproductive,…
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Affirmative Prayer: 3

Abundance is a universal principle and it is present everywhere;  We believe there is more than enough of whatever you can imagine as possible. We know that Spirit tunes in to the heart and reads your energy.  Verbal prayer is more for your own benefit, so that you are clear about what you are praying for.  Our minds need to be in alignment with our heart.  Using affirmations can assist us in strengthening our faith and confidence.  The right use…
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Affirmative Prayer: 2

What is the most benevolent and evolutionary thing that needs to happen in your life right now? How should you pray? Prayers for cars, homes, jobs are all part of the benevolence package.  All of it is tied to your purpose and common good so that you may live a meaningful life.  We want our requests to be relevant to our individual life path. God is our source and we can request whatever we need when we need it! “Which of you,…
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Affirmative Prayer: 1

What is Affirmative Prayer? When most people think of prayer, they think of asking God to resolve their laundry list of needs. This kind of prayer is not always effective. In Unity we use “affirmative prayer” as a way of connecting with the God power within and asserting positive beliefs about the desired outcome. Rather than begging or beseeching God we are aligning with the divine. We invite you to join with us for the next few Sundays as we…