Many of us have prayed, “God, get me out of THIS and I promise I’ll never do THAT again.” Yet if we are honest, we know that these prayers are mostly insincere, self-serving and usually without the result we wanted.
You don’t have to pray to “God” if you don’t believe in God, instead simply pray to a benevolent force in the universe that’s bigger than you and your desires. For me, prayer is a comforting thought. Prayer establishes a personal attitude that draws positive energy into your life.
How can we really learn to pray? Try praying for the courage to change yourself for the better. Pray for the courage and wisdom to confront the things that frighten you, threaten you, or make you angry. Pray for people, even those you don’t like. Use prayer to relieve the fears, grief, and anger that could cause you to make the same mistakes again.
Take time today to pray. Practice this as a humble leap of faith, even if you have trouble believing that anyone is listening. Prayer is a comforting thought. More often than not, prayer establishes a personal attitude that draws positive energy into your life.
For me, prayer helps me to keep looking for solutions to the problems I face everyday during the “flow of life”.
Pray more. Struggle less.