Praying is important, its your time to converse with God but most of us including myself are guilty of using the time of prayer as an opportunity to talk your problems to death, to describe them, to cry unto the Lord and although that may be necessary at times, I found I am better off when I speak profoundly about how the situations I am experiencing are leading to the change that I need to lead me to greatness. I feel better when I give praise for it is said in the Bible when you praise you shall indeed be raised. Why complain when nothing ever happens against us but is always for us?
Here are five empowering prayers inspired by author Joesph Murphy from the book: The Power of The Subconscious Mind. These prayers remind me to stay on the narrow path regardless of how difficult it is to do the opposite of what everyone else is doing, to look up even when down is how I am feeling and to stay encouraged despite it all.
1. Short Daily Prayer
I trust in you oh lord who holds the power and wisdom of my subconscious mind to lead me, guide me, govern me and direct me in all my ways. Through you oh Lord I am poise, I am serene and I am relaxed. I radiate love, peace and goodwill to all. I am living in a superstructure of happiness all the days of my life. Thank you, Lord, that you're helping me maximise each day that I live.
It is so in divine order.
2. Focused Prayer
Today I delete from my diary two days yesterday and tomorrow. Yesterday was for learning; tomorrow will be a consequence of what I do today. Today I face life with the conviction that this day will never return and it's the last opportunity I have to contribute. Today I am courageous enough not to let the opportunity pass me by. My only alternative is to succeed. Today I invest my most valuable resource, my time, into my most important possession, the life you, O Lord have given me. I spend each minute purposefully, making today a unique opportunity. I tackle each obstacle knowing that with God's help I can overcome it. Today I resist doubt and pessimism and warm my world with a smile. I maintain strong faith, expect nothing but the best, take time to be happy, see every task as an opportunity to honour you Lord and endeavour to leave your footprints on the hearts of those I meet.
It is finished in divine order
3. Motivational Prayer
Let the words of my mouth [my thoughts, my mental images] and the meditations of my heart [my feeling, my nature, my emotion] be acceptable in your sight, O Lord [the law of my subconscious mind], my strength, and my redeemer [the power and wisdom of my subconscious mind that redeems me from sickness, bondage and misery]. (Psalm 19:14)
I declare that my thoughts are enriched by the creative spirit of God within me. I am filled with renewed enthusiasm, and my life is a vision of prosperity. I relax, release any anxious thoughts, and peacefully rest in God's presence. I am magnetized, full of confidence and faith. I know I am born to win and succeed.
4. Short Night Prayer
I am sleeping in peace, waking up in joy and buzzing with energy. Amen!
5. Short Day Prayer
Throughout the day I have a smiley face, a joyful spirit and I am full of energy. Amen!
If you choose to focus on God, life and its perils are so much easier to deal with because you are not just relying on your strength. I hope this leads you to have an existing praying life if you do not have one and lead you to have a more positive prayer time that empowers you. Work towards connecting with others of your faith, and make time to go to church for there is always something to learn when in the presence of God and those of the same spirit.