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.


“Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth” (Psalm 96:9).


To worship God is to give Him His worth. 
🙏Heavenly Father, thank You for making Yourself known to us through Christ our Lord so that we can worship You and be blessed.


When we worship our hearts are filled with all positive energy making life very rich. 

Quote for the day. 
“To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, to devote the will to the purpose of God.” — William Temple

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“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” (Gen. 1:27). 
We are created in the image of God with heavy potential. 
🙏Heavenly Father, thank You for creating us in Your own image and when we went astray You sent Your only Son so that we can be friends with You now. 🙏
Do you know that you are here representing God? 


Quote for the day. 
“Whatever else may be said of man, this one thing is clear: He is not what he is capable of being.” — G. K. Chesterton

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“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14).
You are who you are because God made you as you are. 
🙏Heavenly Father, thank You for making us as You want us to be so that we would walk in Your ways and bring glory to Your holy name. 🙏
Do you realize how important you are? 

Quote for the day. 
“You are valuable because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done, but simply because you are.” — Max Lucado

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“You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, telling the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all” (Acts 10:36). 


Jesus Christ is Lord of all. 
🙏Heavenly Father, thank You for preaching good news through Christ our Lord that we can enjoy peace with You all through eternity. 🙏 Are you enjoying peace with God  by making Jesus the Lord of your life?

Quote for the day. 
“If Christ does not reign over the mundane events in our lives, He does not reign at all.” — Dr. Paul Tripp

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“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). 
In Jesus we see the creator like a creature. 
🙏Thank You, Lord Jesus, that You, the creator, were willing to become like a creature to pay the price of our sin. 🙏
To become our redeemer God became a man!

Quote for the day. 
“That the Creator himself comes to us and becomes our ransom – this is the reason for our rejoicing.” — Martin Luther

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“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby” (1Peter 2:2). 
Man has a body, a soul, and a spirit. 
🙏Heavenly Father, thank You for reviving our dead spirits through Christ that we can now enjoy fellowship with You and grow to be like Your Only Son. 🙏
Do you have set time to feed your inner man with the Word of God?  

Quote for the day. 
“My spirit has become dry because it forgets to feed on you.” — John of the Cross

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“That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9). 
Heart is the seat of our emotions. 
🙏Heavenly Father, give us grace that we will be able to give full control of our hearts to You that we will be able to enjoy the peace which You alone can give. 🙏
Are you enjoying the peace that passes all human understanding? 

Quote for the day. 
“What can I give him, Poor as I am? … Yet what can I give Him? Give my heart.” — Christina Rossetti

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“He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him” (John 1:11).
Jesus was with the Father before He came to this world. 
🙏Thank You, Lord Jesus, for Your willingness to come to this wicked world and take our punishment upon Yourself to save us from the power of sin and Satan. 🙏
The Son of God died that we might have eternal life. 

Quote for the day. 
“He came from God, all the apostles believed, in a sense in which no other came.” — James Denney

Thought for the day.

Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man” (Colossians 4:6). 
Out of the abundance of heart mouth speaks. 
🙏Heavenly Father, thank You for showing us mercy and making us Your children teaching us to be kind to one another. 🙏
Only kind words will come out from a kind heart. 

Quote for the day. 
“Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.” — Blaise Pascal