How come my prayers haven’t been answered?

Excerpt from Miracles in Prayer by Robin Duncan
150 Prayers for Everyday Living

There are many who have prayed to God and have felt their prayers have fallen on deaf ears.  Every form of prayer is sacred because it is an attempt at communication with God.   Many people pray to God in the form of a prayer of supplication (i.e., to fill a void or a perceived lack), not realizing that this type of prayer is actually reinforcing their belief in lack and inadequacy.   For example, if someone feels they need more money, they might pray to God and ask for money.  This form of prayer has inconsistent results because the individual is still focused on the illusion of lack, instead of looking to what is causing the experience of lack. 

One of the greatest things I ever learned is that God’s will is my will and my will is God’s will.  This, of course, made no sense at the time, but over time, I was shown the reality of this important principle.  When we were created, we were created as “the effect” of God.  In other words, God is the “Cause” and we are “the effect” of the Cause; much like a ray of the sun is the effect of the sun.  Being the effect of God, the Cause and Creator, we do not have the ability to change, alter, improve or destroy ourselves.  An effect has the capacity to do what it was created to do, but it will never have the ability to change itself.

As the Children of God, we are created as whole, complete and perfect in the image and likeness of God.  Essentially, we are made out of the same stuff.  As such, we have tremendous power, magnitude and ability that is beyond our level of understanding.  We are so powerful, in fact, that whenever we think a thought… and add in a little passion and focus, our thought “shows up” in front of us as if it is real.  This is called “a projection”.  It is much like the movie theater, only the movie in front and around us is being projected from our own thoughts.  In other words, everything we see with our eyes and experience with our senses is a projection from our thoughts and belief system.

All of that seems straight-forward, until we realize that the movie we project with our thoughts can scare the @#$%*! out of us!  Once we become frightened, we become so preoccupied with the movie (i.e., the projection or illusion) that we forget who we are and that we, as the projector, have an option to change out the movie.

The bottom line reason that many of our prayers are not answered is because we are asking God to change out our movie instead of asking God to change out our thoughts that are creating the movie.  In Truth, we do not have the ability to alter or change ourselves, but we do have the ability to “think” we can… and what we think… we will see, feel, hear, smell, taste and experience, and then believe to be real.

Our saving grace is that we have never actually altered ourselves, not even with our greatest misperceptions, judgments, mistakes, failures or illusions.  We have only delayed the experience of our happiness.  Since we are eternal beings, we still have plenty of time to enjoy our happiness; however there is no time like the present to get on with it!

Once we understand the laws of cause and effect and accept that it is our thoughts that are creating our experiences, we realize that we are not the victim of our circumstances.  We can then invite our Higher Mind (i.e., our Divine Intelligence) to heal our thoughts and restore our mind to peace.

Through our willingness to invite healing, we create a space within our mind just large enough for our Higher Mind to enter and bring us a healed perception.  As our perceptions are healed, the Truth of who we are returns to our minds and our natural state of peace, happiness, health and abundance is restored.

This Prayer is an excerpt from the Miracles in Prayer book by Robin Duncan.
This book includes
 150 Prayers for Everyday Living.

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“It is my great desire that these prayers will help you find peace when you need it the most and also to experience miracles as part of your daily life.  I’d love to hear about your experiences from using the prayers.”
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Robin Duncan

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