Ever Wonder If It’s Okay to Want What You Want?

It’s been said prayer is when we give God a phone call, meditation is when we pick up the receiver to listen, and when we trust our intuition the static has been cleared from the line.

In this post, I share a beautiful technique that helps to get clear and feel good about the desires that motivate us to pray. 

The Bible tells us, our divine creator knows our desires before we can even articulate them, and is happy to provide all of our good desires; thus our prayers are always known (Psalms:139). We don’t need to beg because It’s our father’s good pleasure to give us the kingdom (Luke 8:10). With this ancient scriptural understanding  I know, in my spirit God is already giving us every good thing we could ever desire or need. 

So then what ’s the purpose of prayer?  In my understanding, the technology of prayer is in actuality to prepare us to receive, not to get  God to give. 

The trouble starts when we see our desires through human filters of fear and a belief in lack. By doubting that we can or should have what we want, we add to the pure word (meaning) of God’s gifts. We lower our vibration, with anxiety and unworthiness, placing all kinds of obstacles between us and the good we want. We tend to place conditions on our good, by accepting less than what we want, rationalizing that if we accept less it’s more likely we’ll get it. Stop! You are a child of God and it is God’s pleasure to give you the Kingdom!  It already belongs to you, it’s your job to step into it and become a vibratory match to it.

How? In my awareness, God is always speaking to us and guiding us to our divine birthright; first through our basic desires and secondly through intuitive hunches. For example, you want more money, better health, a loving mate, or a lovely home, there’s nothing wrong with those things. To discover God’s pure and loving plan for you within any desire, uncover what’s beneath the human-ness of the thing you want.

Here’s how:

Let’s take the desire of more money;  dig a little bit to find out what that basic desire from God is. Begin to identify what that money means to you. Certainly, it’s not about the grayish-green pieces of paper. Ask your self; exactly what that money will give you?  Is it a feeling of security? Is it a sense of freedom? Will the ability to buy nice things give you a raise in status, allowing you to feel more social acceptance? Or are you seeking relief from debt? When you look at what that desire really means to you, then you can see what God is calling for in your life. By distilling your desires down to their core you will have stripped away any doubts as to the worthiness of your desires. Notice how it feels to have identified that the desire is all about the feelings, the experiences and your new elevated sense of being a deserving child of the most-high.  When it’s good to the core, you know without a doubt, it’s what God wants for you too. All is well!

Prayer A Lost Technology

Have you ever prayed for or about something and wondered why your prayer wasn’t answered? Well, perhaps you haven’t been praying correctly. Did you know Prayer is actually an ancient technology described in the Bible? And as with all forms of technology, it must be used properly in order to be effective.

So what is the correct way to pray?  And where can we find its instructions? 

First, let’s look at how we tend to pray. From my experience, there are 4 basic types of prayer, but most of us have only been taught to perform 2 of the 4.

  1. Prayers of Supplication or asking for what you need or desire.
  2. Prayers of Thanksgiving for whatever we have asked once we have received it.
  3. Prayers of Consecration during which we prepare ourselves by visualizing our good, giving thanks, and go on living as if it is already done.
  4. Prayers of Contemplation employ the intuitive faculties through meditative listening for Divine guidance.

In my work with clients, I employ prayers of Consecration by speaking the word for their success during their sessions. Whether it be healing, finances, relationships or career goals; I also guide them through prayers of the third kind, to clearly visualize their good, and rehearse it repeatedly into the subconscious mind. These guided prayers are a co-creative technology designed to reprogram the subconscious by impressing the belief in the fulfillment of the desired outcome, as opposed to demonstrating a belief in lack by begging and beseeching a fickle, humanlike deity who is reluctant to supply our needs and desires. 

We are taught in the Scriptures that “It is our father’s pleasure to give us the kingdom”(Luke 8:10), and to pray believing we already have it and we will have it (Mark 11:24).

Imagine you’re a loving parent watching two of your children open the wonderful array of gifts they’ve asked you for. The first child looks around apathetically and shrugs at all the presents from his list. He then kneels at your feet crying and begging you for gifts. Meanwhile, the other child is joyfully playing without a care in the world. Then, she looks up, smiles runs over with a big hug, and thanks you, for all the gifts. Which child is more likely to receive more of his or her requests? 

So Prayer is all about changing us; not God. For the sake of clarity, It boils down to the depth of our acceptance of our good,  not at all about whether God is willing to give us what we want and need. The realization of our desired outcome is dependent upon our readiness for it. Prayer of the third kind, consecration, prepares us to receive the things we truly desire. So in other words, gratefully, speaking, living, breathing and interacting with life as if you already have it, without a doubt is the key to answered prayer not by how long you can beg and grovel on your knees. 

So go ahead, give prayer of the third kind a try! If you’re having trouble deciding what to pray for, begin wit prayers of the fourth kind; Contemplative meditation to listen, before asking. But, if you already know,

speak the word by naming it, giving heartfelt thanks for it, and acting as if it’s already done; in full acceptance of what has already been given to you.