Prayer can be a slippery slope for some of us. We tend to treat it like the ropes of a dumbwaiter. Pull and what we want comes into view. That’s not what real prayer is though.
Real prayer has more to do with what we’re praying from that what we’re praying to or praying for. Emma Curtis Hopkins, Mary Baker Eddy’s top student, wrote, “Although we don’t always get what we are praying for, we do always get what we are praying from.”
Ah yes, consciousness. Where we start in prayer matters. Starting from a one down position, starting from begging, starting from lack—none of these prompt answered prayer. Fortunately for us, prayer changes the person praying.
The next time you’re not sure where to start in prayer, begin to look at where you’re praying from. The minute you feel like you are on solid ground, you are.
Seeds XIV, 40