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Samples of Affirmative Prayer
The following spiritual mind treatments were adapted from Ernest Holmes' book This Thing Called You. Choose one, and know the truth about yourself!
I know that there is a Presence and a perfect Law irresistibly drawing into my experience everything which makes life happy and worth while. I know that friendship, love and happiness belong to me. Nothing but good can go forth from me. The good that I receive is but the completion of a circle, the fulfillment of my desire for all. I no longer judge according to appearances, be they mental or physical.
I have placed my reliance in the Power, the Presence and the Perfection of God. Therefore, I have dominion over all apparent evil. I repudiate all its claims, cast out every fear of or belief in that which is not good, and exercise the dominion which by divine right belongs to me.
I know that freedom and joy are mine today. This freedom and joy spontaneously express themselves in my experience. There is nothing in me that can obstruct their passage. I permit them to flow through me in all their wonder and might. I am conscious of an Infinite Wisdom directing me. Whatever I ought to know I shall know. Whatever I ought to do I shall do.
Whatever belongs to me will come to me. I am compelled to recognize my good, to understand and accept it, and to act upon it. Therefore, I declare that every step of my way is guided and guarded. With joy I enter into the fulfillment of life. And so it is.
I know that I am in the spirit of God. I know that the Spirit of God is in me. I know that this Spirit is complete and perfect. Therefore, it must be complete and perfect in me.
I know that this Spirit is now operating in my affairs. It is manifesting its beauty and harmony in everything I do. I know that my body is a spiritual idea, manifesting in form. I know that every organ of my body, being a manifestation of pure Spirit, contains within itself a pattern of joy, of peace, of divine order, of harmony, and of complete perfection. And so it is.
Truth lives forevermore at the center of my being. I know that the faith that walked over the troubled waters of human experience two thousand years ago is at the very center of my own being.
I know that the inner calm that stilled the tempest is accessible to me today. I know that the Truth within me is always triumphant.
I refuse to worry about anything. I have complete confidence that the god who is always with me is able and willing to direct everything I do, to control my affairs, to lead me into the pathway of peace and happiness.
I free myself from every sense of condemnation, either against myself or others. I loose every sense of animosity. I now understand that there is a Principle and a Presence in every person gradually drawing them into the kingdom of good. I know that the kingdom of heaven is at hand, and I am resolved to enter into this kingdom, to possess it, and to let it possess me. Worry is a thing of the past, and I am free, peaceful, and at rest. In calm trust, I let it be so. And so it is.
I cleanse the windows of my mind, that is may become a mirror reflecting inspiration from the most high. I do this, not with strenuous effort, but through quiet contemplation, through gently reaching and affirming an inward recognition of good.
Today I walk in the pathway of inspiration. I know exactly what to do in every situation. There is an inspiration within me which governs every act, every thought, with certainty, with conviction, and in peace.
The key that unlocks the treasures of the kingdom of good is in my hand. I unlock the doorway of my consciousness and gently open it that the Divine Presence may flood my whole being with light, illumine my being with its radiant flow, and direct my footsteps into the pathway of peace and joy. I give thanks for this wonderful inspiration, and I let it be so. And so it is.
I know that Spirit is the only and ultimate reality. And in the eyes of Spirit, I know that every negative condition of the past is swept aside. Spirit doesn't see it, and I refuse to see it or think about it. Yesterday is no longer here; tomorrow never comes. Today is the day. This day is my day, bright with hope and filled with promise.
Today my heart is without fear. I have implicit confidence in the good, the enduring, and the true. Today I shall guard my thought and speech; I shall keep my consciousness steadfast with the realization that there is a spiritual power on which I may rely.
I turn resolutely to that divine source which knows no confusion, to that spiritual center which knows no fear. Spirit is not afraid of anything, the divine has no enemies, and spirit knows no opposites. Consciously, I draw close to my divine center, the source of all that is. I feel the warmth of its presence.
I enter into a faith made perfect through love and confidence, an assurance made complete by the abandonment of myself to good. Acknowledging good in all my ways, desiring only the good for others, I rest in calm assurance. I open my consciousness to the realization that all the power and presence there is clothes me in its eternal embrace; that the spirit forever imparts its life to me.
I believe in myself because I believe in god. I believe in my destiny because I know that the Law of Good is operating through me. I have confidence in the future and enthusiastic expectation of good things to come. Therefore, I accept the fullness of life this moment. And so it is.
I remember only the good. I accept only the good. I expect only the good. This is all I experience. I give thanks that this good is flowing in ever-increasing volume. I say to my mind, there is good enough to go around. I do not withhold that good from myself or others, but proclaim that spiritual substance is forever flowing to each and to all as daily supply.
My knowledge that the great I Am is ever available gives me an increasing capacity to draw upon it and to become inwardly aware of the presence of Spirit.
Through the quiet contemplation of the omni-action of Spirit, I learn to look quietly and calmly upon every false condition, seeing through it to the other side of the invisible reality which molds conditions and recreates all of my affairs after a more nearly divine pattern.
With a penetrating spiritual vision I can dissipate the obstruction, remove the obstacle, dissolve the wrong condition. Standing still, I can watch the sure salvation of the Law. I now claim health instead of sickness, wealth instead of poverty, happiness instead of misery.
Every thought of fear or limitation is removed from my consciousness. I know that my word transmutes every energy into constructive action, producing health, harmony, happiness, and success. I know there is something at the center of my being which is absolutely certain of itself. It has complete assurance that all is well. I maintain my position as a divine being here and now.
I know that in this consciousness of reality is the supply for my every need - physical, mental, or spiritual - and I accept that supply in deepest gratitude. I am thankful that this is the way Life fulfills my needs, through the doorway of my inner self, and I am thankful that I know how to use this perfect Law.
I come to this great Fountain of Supply, in the very center of my being, to absorb that for which I have need, mentally and physically, and I am filled with the sense of the reality of that which I desire. As I am filled with reality, I permit it to flow into my world of thought and action, knowing that it brings peace, harmony, and order all around me. There arises within me limitless faith in the unconquerable Presence, the perfect Law, and Divine Action.
Today I bestow the essence of Love upon everything. Everyone is lovely to me. My soul meets the soul of the universe in everyone. Everything is beautiful, everything is meaningful.
This love is a healing power touching everything into wholeness, healing the wounds of experience with its divine balm. I know that this Love Essence is the very Substance of Life, the creative Principle back of everything, flowing through my whole being, spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical.
It flows in transcendent loveliness into my world of thought and form, ever renewing, vitalizing, bringing joy, harmony, and blessing to everything and everyone it touches.
I know that every apparent death is a resurrection; therefore, today, I gladly die to everything that is unlike good in my life. Joyfully I am resurrected into that which is beautiful, enduring, and true.
Silently I pass from less to more, from isolation to inclusion, from separation into oneness. The perfect Law of Good is operating through me. Joyfully I accept it. Joyfully I permit its action in everything that I do. I know that my recognition of good is the substance of the good which I recognize, and I know that this good is ever taking form in my experience.
It is impossible for me to be separated from my good. Today, realizing that there is nothing in my past which can rise against me, nothing in my future which can menace the unfoldment of my experience, life shall be an eternal adventure, an unfolding experience of greater and better experiences.
Evolution is onward, upward, forward, outward, expansive: "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." Today I exult in this abundant life.
I revel in the contemplation of the immeasurable future, the path of eternal progress, the everlastingness of my own being, the ongoing of my soul, the daily renewed energy and action of that Divinity within me, which has forever set the stamp of individualized Being in my mind.
Today I uncover the perfection within me. In its fullness I reveal the indwelling Kingdom. I look out upon the world of my affairs, knowing that the Spirit within me makes my way both immediate and easy. I know there is nothing in me that could possibly obstruct or withhold the divine circuit Of Life and Love, which Good is.
Good flows through me to all. Good shines through my thoughts and actions. Good harmonizes my body, so that it is revitalized and manifests perfection in every cell, in every organ, in every function. Good harmonizes my mind, so that Love sings joyously in my heart.
I am completely conscious of All-Good in me, around me and in all that is. I am in complete unity with Good. I have complete confidence in my knowledge and understanding of the Law of Good. I not only know what the Law is, I know how to use It.
I know that I shall obtain definite results through the use of It.
Knowing this, having confidence in my ability to use the Law, and using It daily for specific purposes, gradually I build up an unshakable faith, both in the Law and the possibility of demonstrating It. There is no doubt in me, no uncertainty rising through me. My mind rejoices in certainty and in assurance.
I confidently expect that my word shall not return unto me void.
It externalizes happiness, It brings every good thing to me.
Today I am inwardly aware that there is a secret way of the soul, there is a secret pathway of peace, there is an invisible Presence forever externalizing Itself for me and through me. Today I believe in Divine Guidance. Today I believe that "underneath are the everlasting arms.' Today I rest in this divine assurance and this divine security. I know, not only that all is well with my soul, my spirit, and my mind; all is well with my affairs.
Thursday Night Musical Celebration Info
Starting Thursday, June 20th we will be having Thursday Night Musical Celebrations in lieu of Sunday Service
June 30, 2013