Questions About Prayer
What is prayer?
There are many definitions of prayer among the world's spiritual
traditions. According to The Urantia Book, prayer is
the best way to contact God and is the breath of the soul. It
is the way to recharge your spiritual batteries, helps give
you strength and wisdom, and brings you greater understanding
of those with whom you have difficulties.
What does prayer do for me?
Prayer adds to your spiritual growth, helps modify your attitudes,
and yields a wonderful satisfaction that comes from communing
with deity. Prayer promotes personal happiness, individual self-control,
social harmony, moral progress, and spiritual attainment.
How does God answer my prayers?
God answers all of your prayers. The answer may not come
soon as you would like it to because the loving universe
we live in may feel that the time is not right for the answer
you think you
reallyneed. Even if your prayer is not answered
the regular practice
of praying will give you an enhanced sense
of truth, increase your appreciation of beauty, and boost your
concept of goodness.
It is the most potent way for you to grow
How Should I Pray For Others?
First the person you are praying for should know that you are
praying for them. Second it is helpful if you are in intimate
contact with the person for whom you are praying for. Prayer
can also help you overcome the habit of criticizing a friend.
If you begin to pray for that person every day, you will notice
that your negative feelings toward that person will change.
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