I was listening to readings at church on prayer and was struck by the truth that prayers are not for God. They’re for us!
If faced with a problem, God is not in need. God is not troubled, worried or anxious. God is omnipresent good, predictable order, the creator and maintainer of all health, life, supply and love. God is never in trouble. God’s universe is in perfect working order, and as offspring of Spirit, we are in that universe, blessed, protected and forever safe.
God doesn’t need to know anything more than He already knows to maintain the harmonious rhythm of all things, for you, one and all.
When faced with trouble, it’s not God that is coming up short. It’s the point of view entertained that is lacking. The purpose of prayer is to drop the limited view and let God’s reality take over.
As thought wakes to reality, the limited view vanishes, the trouble goes away and healing happens.
So, next time you go to pray, it’s okay to ask God for all right things, but remember, you already have them! As Jesus said, “…your Father knows what you need before you ask him” (Matt. 6:8, RSV). You can rest assured, that God has already answered your prayer. The need, or opportunity, is for thought to change and see what God has put in place. It’s present to bless you now.
Prayer heals. But prayer is more than words or a request for help. It’s a shift in perspective—our perspective!
“Prayer cannot change the Science of being, but it tends to bring us into harmony with it” Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health, p. 2.