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.

“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1Corinthians 15:57).


Christ won victory over death by His own death.
🙏Heavenly Father, give us grace that we will live a victorious life sharing the victory with Christ our risen Lord.


Are we living a victorious life? 


Quote for the day: “Our Lamb has conquered, let us follow him.” — Motto of Moravian Brotherhood

Thought for the day.

“And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment” (John 16:8).


This is what Jesus said about the Holy Spirit.
🙏 Father in Heaven, help us to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit always and live a victorious life being able to escape from the coming judgement.


Are we being led by the Holy Spirit completely?


Quote for the day: “There is no better evangelist in the world than the Holy Spirit.” — Dwight L. Moody

Thought for the day.

“For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form” (Colossians 2:9).


Christ is God in bodily form.
🙏Heavenly Father, thank You for the Lord Jesus who revealed Yourself to us so that we mortals can walk with You and talk with You so freely.


Are we fully enjoying the company of God?


Quote for the day: “Christ is a substitute for everything, but nothing is a substitute for Christ.” — H.A. Ironside

Thought for the day.

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).


Christ alone can change the destiny of a man.
🙏Heavenly Father, thank You for changing us from Adam to Christ, thus changing our eternal destiny.


Are we truly new now?


Quote for the day: “For a soul to come to Jesus, is the grandest event in its history.” — Joseph Alleine

Thought for the day.

“kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15).


These are the words of our Lord Jesus.
🙏Heavenly Father, give us grace to produce the fruits of repentance in our lives proving that we truly belong to Your eternal kingdom.


Are we producing the fruits of repentance in our lives?


Quote for the day: “Repentance is a change of willing, of feeling and of living, in respect to God.” — Charles Finney

Thought for the day.

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ” (Romans 10:17).


Faith in God will transform us.
🙏Heavenly Father, give us grace that we may make use of the God-given faith for Your glory and have an overcoming life.


How much am I transformed by the faith given to me?


Quote for the day: “The Word is stronger than all the evils in the soul.” — Origen

Thought for the day.

“and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me” (Psalm 50:15).


There is no one without troubles in life.
🙏Heavenly Father, give us grace to come to You in times of trouble knowing that You handle things much better than we can ever.


Troubles in life are meant to mould us and not to mar us.


Quote for the day: “We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking only to learn that it is God shaking them.” — Charles West

Thought for the day.

“He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy” (Titus 3:5).


Salvation and heaven is a free gift from God.
🙏Heavenly Father, give us grace that we who are saved by grace will live a righteous life bringing glory to Your Holy Name.


Our righteous life will prove that we are God’s children.


Quote for the day. “I can contribute nothing to my own salvation, except the sin from which I need to be redeemed.” — William Temple

Thought for the day.

And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:27).

Cross is some difficulty we choose to follow Jesus.
🙏Lord Jesus, help us to follow You taking up our cross so that people around us will recognize that we are truly Your disciples.

How serious are we about choosing our cross?

Quote for the day: “Jesus hath many lovers of His heavenly Kingdom, but few bearers of His Cross.” — Thomas à Kempis