“God answers the soul’s attitude, not the words. Prayer is not a technique of escape from conflict but rather a stimulus to growth in the very face of conflict. Pray only for values, not things; for growth, not for gratification.” [UB 91:8:12-13]
Thought Adjuster: “The first thing that comes to mind is that prayer has to be ‘soul-deep.’ Effective prayer is diligent and pro-active. Mere lip service will never bring forth the telltale positive signs of self-realization, as the one who merely ‘goes through the moves’ lacks personal conviction and sincerity. How then could such a weak delivery find any echo?
Prayer should condition the soul to be courageous and resourceful amid difficulties instead of idly waiting for unrealistic miraculous divine intervention. Genuine prayer motivates the devotee and touches the Divine Heart. It becomes an agent of change, acting as a generator of positive energies— “cosmic stamina” [UB 91:9:2] As well, it is a humble admission of one’s needs for practical guidance.
“Heaven helps those who help themselves.” How else could you grow a weighty soul if you did not have a crucial part in coming up with sustainable ‘soul-utions’ in alignment with God’s Vision for the collective highest good, thus harvesting precious wisdom in the process?
Through your willingness, you become an esteemed collaborator in the publication—making public—of an exhaustive ‘Human Resources Encyclopedia—a rich reference book abounding in educative experiential anecdotes on addressing tricky predicaments satisfactorily.
After candidly sharing of yourself in prayer, using your own words, you will feel lighter. Such uninhibited self-expression is very liberating, as your words bring to the light of day your inner preoccupations for them to be deciphered.
After presenting your case in a detailed manner, you have laid out all the intricate elements that need to fall into place in the solution. It is when ‘inspiration’ may enter your mind—Spirit’s way of nudging you in the right direction. “You must obliterate the dead center of indecision” and take faith-powered action.”