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.

“Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is” (Ephesians. 5:17).

God’s perfect will for each one is revealed in the Bible.
🙏Heavenly Father, help us to discern Your perfect will for us from Your word and help us to live a meaningful life.

Are we living a meaningful life?

Quote for the day: “Life is filled with meaning as soon as Jesus Chrst enters into it.” — Stephen Neill

Thought for the day.

“In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation” (Psalm 5:3).

The Psalmist begins each day with God.
🙏Heavenly Father, give us grace to begin each day with You as we live in this wicked world which is under the power of the Evil One.

Do we begin each day with God?

Quote for the day: “A quiet morning with a loving God puts the events of the upcoming day into proper perspective.” — Janette Oke

Thought for the day.

“and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 1:4).

Christ proved His deity by His resurrection.
🙏Heavenly Father, help us to remember that Jesus who is the true God became a true man to take away our sins as nothing else could do that job.

The greatest evidence for resurrection is the transformed disciples.

Quote for the day: “There is evidence for the deity of Jesus — good, strong, historical , cumulative evidence; evidence to which an honest person can subscribe without committing intellectual suicide.” — John Stott

Thought for the day.

“Nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20b).

These are the words of Jesus our Lord.
🙏Heavenly Father, help us to take Your word at face value and see that nothing shall be impossible to a Praying child of God.

Believing what God said will come true though it looks impossible.

Quote for the day: “If the heart can conceive it, and the mind can believe it, God can achieve it.” — Charles Pollard

Thought for the day.

“and ‘love your neighbor as yourself'” (Matthew 19:19b).

This is a clear command of the Bible.
🙏Heavenly Father, thank You for revealing Your selfless love for us on the cruel Cross of Christ and making us Your children.

Are we truly living like His children?

Quote for the day: “Love is the sign of true discipleship.” — Solly Ozrovech

Thought for the day.

“To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations” (Revelations 2:26).

God is looking for overcomers.
🙏Heavenly Father, help us to be overcomers so that we will be able to share the responsibilities with You in the life to come.

Are we overcomers or ordinary believers?

Quote for the day: “The prayer closet is the arena which produces the overcomer.” — Paul E. Billheimer

Thought for the day.

“The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth” (Psalm 145:18).

God will not interfere in our lives unless we call upon Him.
🙏Heavenly Father, help us to experience Your presence with us always by being in a prayerful attitude.

Do we feel His presence always?

Quote for the day. “God still draws near to us in the ordinary, commonplace, everyday experiences and places… He comes in surprising ways.” Henry Gariepy

Thought for the day.

“But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear” (Isaiah 59:2).

Moral and spiritual mistakes are called sin in the Bible.

🙏Heavenly Father, help us to remember that sin separates us from our holy God and from His best for our lives.🙏

Is there something in our lives preventing God’s best for us?

Quote for the day: “Sin has a diminishing factor to it. It always gives its best in the beginning. It never gets better after that … it only gets worse.” — Mark Aulson

Thought for the day.

“Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you” (James 5:1).

Riches of this world are temporary.
🙏Heavenly Father, help us to remember that riches of this world are temporary and  that it can become a curse unless we use it for Your glory.

God uses riches and poverty as trials of our faith.

Quote for the day: “And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God’s grace. |” — Jerry Bridges