Conditions of effective prayer
From Symmetry of Soul
Remember: prayer is not a material technique. At times, it can be an effective psychologic procedure.
- You must possess cosmic stamina as evidenced by your sincerely and courageously facing the problems of universe reality.
- You must exhibit industry by exhausting your human capacity for human adjustment to your situation.
- You must surrender the wishes and cravings of your self and soul to the transforming embrace of spiritual growth.
- You must wholeheartedly choose the divine will. This cannot be about YOU.
- You must not only recognize the Father’s will and choose to do it, but you must have effected an unqualified consecration, and dynamic dedication to actually doing the Father’s will.
- Such prevailing petitions will be directed exclusively for divine wisdom to solve specific human problems encountered in the Paradise ascension—the attainment of divine perfection.
- And you must posses soul trust—living faith.
In Paper 144, Jesus taught that effective prayer must be
- intelligent, and