Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view. Prayer is the soliloquy of a beholding and jubilant soul. It is the Spirit of God pronouncing His works good. But prayer as a means of effecting a private end is theft and meanness. It presupposes dualism and not unity in nature and consciousness. As soon as a man is at one with God he does not beg. He then sees prayer in all action.
Prayer is our spiritual approach to God. Through prayer we hold the idea of Truth in consciousness until it is revealed in the manifest realm. By unifying our consciousness with Divine Mind, we connect with that Truth of our being that releases us from the necessity of suffering and struggle.
In our world today, we are bombarded with the images of lack, fear, discontent and suffering. How do we maintain a steady consciousness of Truth when what is before us can so easily distract us from what we know or believe?
By remembering that our personal experience of God is not "out there" but within us. If we make a commitment to a daily practice of prayer and meditation, we can fortify ourselves from the outer distractions that pull us out of the World of Divine Truth and more and more into the World of Humanity.
During these challenging times, when it is so easy to be caught up in the problems of the outer world, we might use this affirmation as our mantra to help us return within where the real solution exists:
The Power within me is always greater than the challenges before me