Affirmative Prayer – Handout

The Power of Affirmative Prayer

Sunday Service Handout,

June 1, 2014

Let This Be My Prayer

By Martha Smock

Dear God, I am centered in Your presence and power.  Nothing can disturb me or dismay me.  In the darkness Your light shines; in the midst of uncertainty, Your light reveals the way.

Dear God, I am centered in Your love.  I feel warmed and comforted. Centered in Your love, I look at the world with eyes of love.  I express love;  I draw loving and happy experiences to myself.

Dear God, I am centered in Your strength.  No hurt or unhappiness can stay with me.  Centered in Your strength, I am lifted out of sadness.  I am set free from fear.  Strength fills me and joy overflows me.

Dear God, I am centered in Your life.  Every part of my body feels the touch of Your healing life.  Centered in Your life, I feel quickened and restored.  I feel the infilling of Your changeless, eternal life. Iam healed through and through.  I am so grateful.  Amen

Adapted from Martha Smock’s “Let This Be Your Prayer” from the book, Listen, Beloved

For over thirty-five years, Martha Smock was editor of DAILY WORD, a monthly magazine of daily inspirational messages published by Uimy School of Christianity, Unity Village, Missouri. The most popular of Unity’s three periodicals, DAILY WORD has grown continually since its first publication in 1924.

Unity’s 5-Step Prayer Process

Relaxation – I let go of stress and worry – Breathe

Concentration – I go within and focus on God’s presence

Meditation – I enter the Silence and allow Spirit to speak – I listen

Realization – “I am one with God” – My answers come

Thanksgiving – Gratitude fills my heart – It is done – Amen

The Answer

by Lowell Fillmore, son of Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, Unity’s Co-Founders

When for a purpose

I had prayed and prayed and prayed

Until my words seemed worn and bare

With arduous use,

And I had knocked and asked and

Knocked and asked again,

And all my fervor and persistence brought no hope,

I paused to give my weary brain a rest

And ceased my anxious human cry.

In that still moment,

After self had tried and failed,

There came a glorious vision of God’s power,

And, lo, my prayer was answered in that hour.