When we pray with a goal in mind, we are engaging the power of intention in the context of all things being divinely possible.
The word intention comes from the Latin word intendere which means to “stretch out”, “to extend”. Intention inspires vision and guides action.
If you truly believe your prayers reflect what is best for your life, affirm your beliefs by living your prayers. For example, if you are praying for peace, envision what peace would look like in your life and commit to thinking peaceful thoughts, speaking peaceful words, and creating a peaceful environment. If you are praying for a new job/career opportunity, envision your new job/career and support your prayer with actions like updating your resume, creating a list of companies to target, networking, and so on.
Prayer that is outcome focused and not supported with action is empty prayer. It is important that we pray and take action.
Engage the power of the written word to help you manifest what you desire. Create a plan of action that will enable you to move from where you are to where you would like to be. Consider using images and/or symbols as visual reminders (vision board) of your desired outcome.
Work toward your goal, but don’t be attached to a particular outcome. Being attached to a specific outcome can get in the way of you receiving an even bigger blessing than the one you had in mind.
The essence of prayer is faith in a divine presence working in and through our lives. As such, stay open to guidance and trust that you are being guided to your highest good.
Question for reflection
What is one thing you can do this week to move your life in the direction of your prayers?
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All the best,