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.

“If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15).

These are the words of our Lord Jesus.
🙏Heavenly Father, help us to obey You as Your children  in everything proving to ourselves that we truly love You.

Do we truly love Him?

Quote for the day: “Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.” — Aristotle

Thought for the day.


“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1Thessalonians 5:18).

They that know God will be thankful in all circumstances.
🙏Heavenly Father, help us to be thankful to You in all circumstances knowing that You do everything only for our good and for Your glory.

Are we grateful to God always?

Quote for the day: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” — Cicero

Thought for the day.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” (Matthew 5:8).

Heart is the seat of emotions.
🙏Heavenly Father, give us a pure heart so that we will be abe to see You and live a purposeful life here on earth for Your glory.

How clear is our vision of God?

Quote for the day: “It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to.” — C. S. Lewis

Thought for the day.

“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:20).

This world is not our home.
🙏Heavenly Father, help us to realize that we are here on earth as travelers going to our eternal home to be with You for ever.

Are we doing everything in the light of eternity?

Quote for the day: “The only ultimate disaster that can befall us is to feel ourselves at home here on earth.” — Malcolm Muggeridge

Thought for the day.

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9).

We have peace with God through Christ.
🙏Heavenly Father, help us to be peace makers because You gave us peace with You through Christ our Lord.

A child of God will never be a trouble maker.

Quote for the day: “Jesus Christ is a peacemaker. So, if we want to be God’s children and Christ’s disciples, we must be peacemakers too.” — John R. W. Stott

Thought for the day.

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

God loves sinners.
🙏Heavenly Father, thank You for Your love which prompted You to make a way of salvation for the undeserved through the cross of Your Only Son.

Self righteous can never get this free salvation.

Quote for the day: “The Gospel is good news of mercy to the undeserving.” — John R. W. Stott

Thought for the day.

“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).

Christ came to die.
🙏Heavenly Father, help us to remember that the death of Christ has eternal benefits to all who listen to Him.

Christ died that we may have eternal life.

Quote for the day: “Christ has not only spoken to us by his life, but has also spoken for us by his death.” — Søren Kierkegaard

Thought for the day.

“Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do” (Deuteronomy 29:9).

God’s word contains so many laws.
🙏Heavenly Father, help us to remember that You gave us the laws to make the best of our lives.

Breaking a command will hurt us deeply.

Quote for the day: “God has given us rules not because He is arbitrary, but because the rules… are fixed in His own character.” — Francis Schaeffer

Thought for the day.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Christ transforms everyone who trusts Him.
🙏Heavenly Father, help us to remember that we are Yours and that You will transform us to be like Your Son in every way.

Is there some area in our life not controlled by Christ?

Quote for the day: “God is not interested in our spiritual life. He’s interested in our life.” — John Ortberg