What is Prayer?
Prayer from a child's simple bedtime prayer, to the prayers of the most devoted monks of the eastern religions, is something that is done the world over.
My dictionary says prayer is:
1. A devout request or petition to a deity. 2. The act of praying. 3. A set form of words used for a devout request. 4. Spiritual and wordless communion with God.
I guess all are good definitions, but I prefer #4. "Spiritual and wordless communion with God." I believe this is the true meaning of prayer!
From the beginning of time God has wanted fellowship with His creation. Remember the story of the Garden of Eden? Adam and Eve had disobeyed God and were so ashamed that they hid. Now if you think about it, of course God knew they had disobeyed Him. But, He still showed up at the usual time to fellowship with his creation.
The point of the story is that God loves us and wants to hear from us, not just in times of need, but all the time! He wants to be a major part of our lives. He is there to share the pain or the joy, up times and down times, the little things as well as the big.
So what is prayer to me? It is the constant communion or communication with my creator. Sharing my frustration as well as my joy with Him everyday, every hour, and every minute. There is nothing you can do that God is not aware of, so talk to him about it. This is the true meaning of prayer!
Chris Hampton Alpha Life Fellowship http://www.alpha-links.com
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Being a Christian
What is a Christian? According to The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language, the general definition of a Christian is "One who professes belief in Jesus as Christ or follows the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus."There are many Christian denominations, each varying slightly in its interpretation of the Bible teachings.
Daily Rituals as a Doorway to the Higher
If you have a longing to connect with something higher, whether it be your higher self or higher powers and beings, one of the simplest ways to connect is by creating a daily ritual for yourself. Whether you meditate, do yoga, read inspirational books, or just take a walk, doing a daily ritual creates a doorway through which the higher can enter your life.
Thou Shalt Not Judge
Judgement; What does this mean? The encyclopedia definition is, "The process of forming an opinion by discerning and comparing". The bible says, "Judge not, lest you be judged", and, "How many times as christians, do we do this?" Are we not to,"judge the sinners?" No, that is not our responsibility.
How to Test the Spirits
There is a specific technique that a Shaman uses to determine if spirits, guides, entities, beings that visit him or her are beneficial or not. It is an ancient technique that has been around as long as Shamanism has been around.
Unconditional Love Really Means Unconditional Radiance
The fastest way to raise your frequency is to do the job you were designed to do. You were designed to love.
What Is The Universal Subconscious?
There are many different and interchangeable terms that are used to describe the Universal Subconscious mind. But whatever term you use, metaphysicians and scientists agree that our Universe is a field of vibrating energy.
I thought I would draw this article up as a reference page in the event any of you would ever need, at a quick glance, exactly what the 10 commandments are. Most Christians do not have all of them memorized.
"Spirit is beyond the void of space. This realm, beyond the void, is not an empty nothingness; it is the womb of creation.
GOD Loves Us All
God, what a wonderful spirit. He, is our ever present savior and helper in times of need.
As Above, SO Below
The 'As Above, So Below' law that is the combination of micro and macrocosmic reality likely comes from Hermes Trismegistus, a Babylonian who became a Pharaoh of Egypt according to the Arab Encyclopedia. Barrett is probably right about him being a legendary amalgam of people, but so what? This kind of semantic, pedantic, academic, squabbling just confuses the issue and people get to the point where they take one side or another, rather than integrate and see the effect of the power-mongers.
Thinking Out Loud (Answers) Part two of a two part series
(Channeled) Spirituality is about everyday life, which includes getting up in the morning, getting ready for the day be it work, school or play. It is about knowing yourself and the connection to your environment.
Remote Viewing and the Body-Mind Connection
One of the biggest myths to evolve in the growing annals of new age lore is that psychic ability is the sole province of the mind. Our language reflects it in terms like "mental telepathy" and "mind reading".
Working with God
Not a Failure!Those of you who are unemployed, or desire a career change, or perhaps, like me, want to expand the work you already have, may notice things are not happening as fast as you had hoped. Take heart! You are not a failure and there is nothing wrong with you!Recently I listened to a woman harshly chastising herself; "I've been avoiding doing what is necessary to get my new career going - I haven't written cover letters, made the necessary contacts, and have even sabotaged myself by stopping my daily runs.
Anamchara - Meeting With The Master
His name sounds as Finn. He has beautiful blue eyes and the blondest of blond hair.
Jesus the Great Teacher --Lessons Learned!
I don't know of anyone who really liked taking tests in school if you did there is something seriously wrong with you. It just seemed as though some breezed through while people like myself always struggled.
Elvis Left the Building and Moved in with Me!
Years ago no matter where I lived, whether a house was new or not, I'd experience doors opening and closing by themselves, items disappearing only to be found later in the strangest places, seeing people others didn't and being touched by unseen hands. Not only was this unnerving; it was also really frustrating! Each time I moved I'd think "Here we go again! What surprises are in store for me this time?"As luck would have it I eventually learned several, priceless techniques on how to 'cleanse' my homes on an energy level.
Enthusiam And The Spirit
In this article, I would like deal with one specific aspect of attitude, that is, "enthusiasm." To have an enthusiastic attitude about we do is essential.
Creating a Support System That Will Change Your Life
Chaos: "complete confusion" and "the formless void before the creation of the universe."This definition describes how I felt about my life several months ago.
Art of Living - Finding It's a Wonderful Life
In Corrogue I am finding it's a wonderful life.Let me share with you how this happens.
Choosing Our Parents
There's a Native American belief that before we are born, we choose our parents. It actually ties in pretty nicely with the reincarnation idea that we prearrange certain circumstances before each life so as to learn different lessons.
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