Oregon, USA
Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Thought Adjuster: “Mind and spirit are not synonymous endowments but constitute two distinct aspects of the human construct. Mind deals with a multitude of practical matters, constantly figuring out ways to navigate life victoriously. It is ingenious and imaginative, able to toss concepts around to devise workable strategies. It is instrumental in the decision-making process and operates optimally in collaboration with spirit—the holder and beholder of values and meaning.

“No sincere prayer is denied an answer except when the superior viewpoint of the spiritual world has devised a better answer, an answer which meets the petition of the spirit of man as contrasted with the prayer of the mere mind of man.” [UB, 168:4.5]

When you pray, you pray to Spirit. Many human prayers are mostly expressions of an immature and needy mind. They are short-sighted wishful thinking, which, if answered as stated, would make them quite hazardous to the overall well-being of the petitioner. That is why it is so important to close them with the humble disclaimer “But my will is to do Your will.” By doing so, you are asking the divine presence within you to edit your petition so that it becomes fit to be forwarded to the higher powers in charge of staging a suitable divine intervention.

Do not forget that “If your own mind does not serve you well, you can exchange it for the mind of Jesus of Nazareth, who always serves you well.” [UB, 48:6.26] His mind was fully invested in generating prayers charged with spiritual values. To this day, they are still being answered as “The prayers of time, when indited by the spirit and expressed in faith, are often so vast and all-encompassing that they can be answered only in eternity; [...] the prayer of faith may be so all-embracing that the answer can be received only on Paradise.” [UB, 168:4.6]

Get the prayer wheel turning!”