What is Prayer?

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What is Prayer?

A Poem about Prayer

Different Kinds of Prayer



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What is Prayer?

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  • Prayer affirms our belief that there is something beyond our small, separate identity. When we pray we acknowledge that we are part of something bigger than ourselves.
  • Prayer means we are willing to believe that this force of which we are a part is loving or, at the very least, has some interest in us. Otherwise why would we bother engaging with it? Prayer is a reaching out and a letting in of Love.
  • Prayer for some means the belief that God will change our world for us. For me it means that prayer works first in ourselves. God works in me to change my mind. As I change, the world and/or my experience of the world also changes.
  • Prayer suggests a belief that we are united in a way that we cannot understand with our physical senses. If I believe my prayer for you makes a difference to you, then I believe my thoughts and words can change your life.

  • Prayer is one way to open our minds to let in love.
    Only the love is real. The love of God is always HERE for us, NOW.

“Lift up your heads, O you gates;
be lifted up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.”
(Psalm 24: 5, NIV, Prayer Bible quote)

A Poem About Prayer


Something Bigger Than You

When you pray,
you say there is something bigger than you –
something you are connected to
which cares about you.

This is more beneficial than
belief in separation
and loneliness.




It’s OK to practise believing in a God that cares about you.
It’s OK to understand it is only your belief that He doesn’t which keeps Him out.

“Turn to the Name of God for your release, and it is given you. No prayer but this is necessary, for it holds them all within it. Words are insignificant, and all requests unneeded when God's Son calls on his Father's Name. His Father's Thoughts become his own.”
(W-183.10, A Course In Miracles)

© Katherine T Owen

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Be Loved
Beloved

15 Spiritual Love Poems
God Love Self Love

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For 14 years, Katherine T Owen was severely disabled with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, unable to walk, with little speech, and with inadequate care.

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God's love.

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Different kinds of prayer

Here are some different kinds of prayer and links to other articles on the website when available.

  • The practice of gratitude

  • Worship and devotion

  • Prayer through hymns and other songs

  • Visualisation and affirmation

  • Finding God in nature
    (Spiritual poems have been submitted to a-spiritual-journey-of-healing about God in nature.)

  • Liturgical prayer

  • Prayer through ritual
  • Meditation as a form of prayer in which we take time to sit in silence to receive God's love and God's wisdom.

Wishing you the riches and blessings of a prayer-filled life,

Katherine

Katherine T Owen, webmaster,
Author of Be Loved, Beloved (Kindle)

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Be Loved
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15 Spiritual Love Poems
God Love Self Love

(by the author of a-spiritual-journey-of-healing.com)

For 14 years, Katherine T Owen was severely disabled with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, unable to walk, with little speech, and with inadequate care.

Katherine's small beautiful collection of poems take the reader with her as she journeys to know both self love and
God's love.

If you don't have a kindle, you can download FREE software to read the kindle book on your computer.


Buy the paperback on Lulu

Click to preview or BUY
the PAPERBACK


"One thing that struck me was the stripping of ego in the work. Most of us have a comfy ego façade, but weakness and disease tore Katherine’s away. The poems in Be Loved Beloved come from the heart."

Dana Taylor, Author of Ever-Flowing Streams: Tapping into Healing Energy

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