What is Prayer?

Universal, Immutable God

Before speaking of prayer, we would like you to understand whom we are addressing our prayers to. We sincerely realize that for every single individual on Earth the word God may have a different meaning. This depends on the way you were raised as a child and on your lives circumstances.

A person with a Catholic background will think of God as the sole creator of the Universe. He will think of God as the savior and the redeemer. This is the God that will scorn them for committing sins, yet also the God that will take care of redemption after confessional. On the other extreme a person could have been raised in an atheist family, this person will have their hairs stand on end by just hearing the word God spoken. They do not conceive of a God at all.

So many different people, so many different associations and connotations on hearing the denomination God.

Since his NDE’s Reverend Gordon Allen has the understanding of God, as the creator of all the Universes (indeed there are more than one), the omnipresent Force of Immutable Love. We not so much see God as an old man with a beard sitting on a cloud, but rather as this omniscient Love energy.
In our prayer section you will sometimes find us refer to Jesus. Again we would like you to understand this in the broadest sense of the term. Jesus is the greatest symbol of Christ energies. Christ is the English term for the Greek word khristos meaning ‘the anointed’. In the (Greek) Septuagint version of the Old Testament, khristos was used to translate the Hebrew term Mašía, (messiah), meaning ‘[one who is] anointed.’ Some may refer to ‘Jesus’ when emphasizing his human nature in an event in the New Testament, and refer to ‘Christ’ in discussing his divine nature.
The Christ energies are the unconditional loving energies that give us immeasurable power to lead our lives creatively taking full responsibility.. “Christ means savior”
We will also refer to the Holy Spirit, as the Spirit is the force and energy that God uses to guide us along our path of life.

We recommend you to be open minded to these denominations and to feel free to use your own concepts of God while praying.

Whatever your idea of God might be. We all share one thought about God. One common trait we all agree upon: we all know that God is a God of Love.
Unconditional Love which he bestows on every single one of us. Without any exception.

Why Pray?

Prayer is usually associated with religion. In most religious movements believers are taught to pray. However prayer is far more widely spread than that. It is certainly not restricted to religion only. In all old great cultures worship and prayer have always been a  part of rituals and held an important part of daily worshiping practice. Some, like the Mayans prayed to the sun, the Egyptians prayed to RA and other gods, the Native Americans worship Mother Earth and Great Spirit, Hindus worship numerous Gods, Muslims pray to Allah, Buddhists revere the Buddha and Catholics pray to God.

Now why do all these different kinds of persons from different kinds of cultures and beliefs actually pray?

Prayer is a universal ritual, we may therefore safely conclude that in the human experience we feel the need to reach out to get in touch with a higher authority that is to be found somewhere. Usually we start looking for it outside of ourselves. A higher authority that exists in realms invisible to our mortal eye. We are reaching out to this higher authority which we need and have accepted in our lives. We are in need of this authority of whom we desire support to deal with our efforts in the human dimension.

Prayer is the means to get in direct contact with God and with the Christ energies. 

The answer to our question is therefore simple: we pray in order to connect with God. God is the creator who is always there for us, waiting for us to address him, always ready to listen to us and to guide us. God can symbolically be seen as our spiritual Father who will support us whenever we turn to Him. Even if we are down and out feeling lonely thinking we have no one to turn to, God will always be there for us.

Some people are not sure how to go about prayer. For those who would like some guidance on the subject, Reverend Gordon Allen has written out some possible prayers that you may want to try out and use for your convenience.
Feel free to elaborate and alter those prayers to your personal circumstances and modify them in such a way as for you to feel good about it.

Once you have started implementing moments of silent prayer into your daily life, we are sure that you will find your own specific way of addressing God.

We recommend you pray at least twice a day in silence. You will find those quiet moments spent in this spiritual way, will lift you up and change your emotional mood during your days.

May God bless you and those you hold dear,

Rev. G. Gordon Allen

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