Prayer is not a technique of escape from conflict but rather a stimulus to growth in the very face of conflict. – The Urantia Papers
what is prayer?
Apparently God is listening for our motivation and intent rather than the content of our prayers. For God the experience of being together via prayer is an end in itself. It’s much like a human child and its parent. The parent in this case already knows the child’s deepest desires and simply wants to be with the child during the conversation (or monologue!)…
a growth technique
Prayer has many benefits, here’s a couple that I understand:
- A way to have a one-on-one conversation with the Creator.
- A way to know ourselves. When we talk to or pray to God, we reveal to our self, what’s most important. If we pay attention, prayer becomes a growth technique. We understand our values better.
- The highest prayer is one for higher values, understanding and growth.
What do you pray for?
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM my prayer.
Recommendation: The Urantia Papers