Science Of Prayer

A wise man’s heart is at his right; but a fool’s heart is at his left”  (Ecc.10:2).

 

 

A wise man is some one who enjoys the best that life offers.  The Bible contains extra-ordinary wisdom as it is God’s revelation to man.  It contains promises for life here and life here-after.  “for bodily exercise is profitable for a little; but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life which now is, and of that which is to come” (1Tim.4:8). If one would follow all regulations of the Old Testament about food, sanitation and morality, one could be sure of a healthy and a happy life here on earth.  The New Testament, on the other hand, offers the way to enjoy eternal bliss.

 

 

The verse quoted above was written about 3000 years ago by King Solomon who is considered the wisest of men. What he said at that time is discovered by modern scientists now with exact accuracy about the way how the human brain functions. 

 

 

It is a common knowledge today that our brain is divided in to left and right and each has  essentially different functions to perform.  It is also known today that our brain produces electronic pulses as it vibrates regularly.  When our eyes are open and when we do any physical activity our left brain vibrates at 14-21 cycles per second (cps).  When our eyes are open, it is the left side of our brain which is activated usually and it is analytical in nature and activity oriented in function.  But when we close our eyes and begin to concentrate on some thing, the right side of our brain begins to be activated and the vibration is reduced to 7-14 cps.  This is the center of our brain and it takes us to the strongest part of our mind power which is on the right side.   When we sleep the cps reaches 4-7 and in a deep sleep it is 0-4 which is a kind of unconscious stage.  In our sleep right side of our brain controls all our internal organs.

The activity of our brain between sleep and wake up, that is,  the position with eyes closed in a relaxed mood when we concentrate on some thing,  is the creative and intuitive part of our mind and it is the center of our brain’s activities. It is called the Alpha mind.  If some one is able to cultivate the habit of remaining in this position of the mind for some time regularly, it is said to have enormous effect on one’s active life. Unfortunately, though the Bible talked about it long before the modern scientists discovered it, the Bible believers do not get the benefit out of this ancient Bible revelation.

How shall we get practical benefits from this Bible revelation about how our mind works? This is what we exactly do when we pray.  Christ who is the Eternal Word lives in our hearts by faith (Eph.3:17) in all believers.  When we close our eyes and concentrate on Him we get in to direct touch with Him.   All we need to do now is to discipline ourselves to strict timings and for regular practice for this contact with the divine in us.

1.  Twice a day set apart a minimum of fifteen minutes each as soon as waking up and just before going to bed.

2.  Sit up straight with your legs stretched and body straight and the body relaxed.  A kneeling position with hands and head slightly lifted up with eyes closed is found to have tremendous effect for prayer.

3.  Take a deep breath and release it slowly after closing your eyes.  It helps with the circulation of blood in our body.

4.  Concentrate your mind on God and on His goodness to you and thank Him for all good things you enjoy in life one by one.  Say it loudly to yourself so that you could hear what you say so that your concentration is not lost.  Do it for the first five minutes.  You may sing a song of praise at this time instead, with eyes closed and with full concentration.  We are told that He lives up on the praises of His people (Ps.22:3).

5. Then for the next five minutes repeat to yourself a verse of Scripture which assures you of God’s wonderful work in your life.  You might say it aloud to yourself, “I am a child of God through Christ”, or say “God has blessed me with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” or say, “The Lord is my shepherded, and I shall not want” or “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.  And visualize yourself as safe and sound in the hands of the Lord.  Do this for a minimum of five minutes. And never entertain any negative thought any time in your life (Ph.l.4:8,9).  It is called positive affirmations.

6.  Then take another deep breath and continue with eyes closed to pray for others and pray for your own needs for the day.  And take your time for it. Our Lord said, “For truly I say to you that whoever shall say to this mountain, Be moved and be cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he said shall occur, he shall have whatever he said (Mk.11:23). It is called creative visualization.

7.  Do it at the same time daily with out fail with eyes closed and in full concentration.  Force yourself to do it by discipline for the first three weeks.  If you can do it for three weeks, it would become a habit with you and you could do it with out much difficulty later on.

What actually happens is that when we close our eyes and concentrate on some thing, our right brain gets activated and our subconscious mind gets the message instantly.  Because the vibration level there is lower, it affects our whole system positively.  Our tension would be relieved and problems related to tension would begin to reduce slowly.  If we practice it daily just as we have our food at the correct time or just as we take medicines prescribed by a doctor,  we would soon find that our bodies become healthier and our dependence on other medicines would be reduced to a minimum.  Many have benefited from this practice.  I invite you too to enjoy life at its best and be wise as God expects us to be.

May I add one more word.  The more time you are able to spend in this condition is better for you and for others around you.  And it would bring glory to God ultimately as we are actually in touch with Him all the time we are doing this. In other words, when we pray we are functioning like a fully charged mobile phone with the right connections.  We are sending the power of God as electronic pulses to the recipient (the one for whom we are praying) through our minds.   The only difference is that when we are sending the message (i.e. when we pray) we are also charging our batteries at the same time!!  So less time in prayer means a poorly charged battery.  And no time in prayer means batteries are fully discharged.   So I suggest a minimum of one hour daily as ideal for every one.  But with out fifteen minutes at a time twice a day it might not yield much desired results at all.  Try this out and share with us how it has worked for you.  Thanks.

 

 

 

Thought for the day.

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence” (Psalm 139:7). 
God is omnipresent.
🙏Heavenly Father, thank You that You are an ever present reality to all who trust You and walk in Your ways.🙏
Are we conscious of His invisible presence?

Quote for the day.
“We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts.” — A. W. Tozer

Thought for the day.

“pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).


Prayer is our dependence on the Almighty.
🙏Heavenly Father, thank You for permitting us to depend on You so that we can enjoy life at its best here and be with You for ever once we leave the earth.


Do we have an attitude of total dependence on God?

Quote for the day.
“A single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.” — Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

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Thought for the day.

“Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken” (Psalm 55:22).


Nothing happens to a child of God without His will.
🙏Heavenly Father, thank You for making all things work together for our good because we love You and are called by You.


Do we have a positive outlook about life?

Quote for the day.
“Blessed is any weight, however overwhelming, which God has been so good as to fasten with His own hand upon our shoulders.” — F. W.Faber

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Thought for the day.

“For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another” (Galatians 5:13).

Christ calls everyone to freedom.
🙏Heavenly Father, thank You for setting us free from sin and Satan through Christ to serve You and all around us for Your glory.


Are we service minded?


Quote for the day.
“A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none. A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all.” — Martin Luther

Thought for the day.

“Therefore I urge you to imitate me” (1Corinthians 4:16).


These are the words of the Apostle Paul.


🙏Heavenly Father, thank You for giving us preachers who live out what they preach so that we can confidently believe what they preach.


Are you able to live as you say
?

Quote for the day.
“Well done is better than well said.” — Benjamin Franklin

Thought for the day

“I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart” (Psalm 40:8).


God has a perfect will for every single person.


🙏Heavenly Father, help us to discern Your perfect will for each of us and give us grace to complete the task for which You have sent us to this world.🙏


Do you know what God wants you to do while on earth?

Quote for the day.
“Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.” — William Carey

Thought for the day.

“For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building” (1Corinthians  3:9).


God uses humans as His co-workers.
🙏Heavenly Father, thank You for Your willingness to make us workers together with You and for working for us.


Are we fully co-operating with God?

Quote for the day.
“What our Lord did was done with the intent, and this alone, that he might be with us and we with him.” — Meister Eckhart

Thought for the day.

“And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more” (Hebrews 10:17).


When God forgives a sinner He forgets the past.
🙏Heavenly Father, thank You for the promise that You will not remember our sins anymore because You forgave us through Christ our Lord.


If God forgave you, you must not remember your past sins

Quote for the day.
“I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves.” — C. S. Lewis

Thought for the day.

“The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”–which means, ”God with us'” (Matthew 1:23).


This verse talks about Jesus our Lord.
🙏Heavenly Father, thank You for Your willingness to come and live among us as a man being born in the womb of a virgin as Jesus our Lord.


If Jesus is in our hearts, life is heaven guarded.

Quote for the day.
“Best of all is, God is with us.” — John Wesley