Your Melody involving Prayer Coming from a Course in Miracles.

By , September 8, 2020 12:01 pm

While the majority of us have been raised to trust that prayer involves pleading to God to simply help, save, fix problems and bring us things these days, that is incorrect prayer nor its purpose. Prayer in A Course in Miracles (ACIM) is fairly different and very beautiful. More than a song, it is joyous exchange of Love and thanks between God and His Creations that employs the forgiveness process to correct the mind before the Prayer Song is all that remains. It’s the ticket home so understanding true prayer, and forgiveness, is worth the time in retraining the mind.

Prayer is exchanging (sharing) a Song of Love and Creation or judgments of the ego predicated on what you request (agree with) in the mind. There’s no other way. In the Course, the mind (content) is split between God and the ego; and you’re choosing constantly with a side as cause for effect.

Forms (all things with this world) are miscreations reflecting the ego’s judgmental thought system. We’ve made it up (miscreated this world) and can provide it down anytime by correcting the mind (forgiveness). True prayer requires this correction of the mind as God has nothing regarding forms.

What Prayer is Not:

Since you are usually deciding, what you request once you pray is what counts. Whenever you plead in prayer to own God fix a form trouble with another form problem, you’re asking the ego mind for help (not God). Those forms and needs are deemed more important than God’s Love which will remain hidden to their education you choose the illusion.

All external things (forms) are needs. Other labels are wants, desires, status, problems, sickness, human love (special relationships), gifts and goals these days, etc. They’re what you choose as substitutes for God’s Love and the ego will distort the goal of prayer by using them to further the illusion. Therefore, prayer cannot be about “forms” or “needs” in any way.

The Intent behind Prayer:

The Song of Prayer is defined by the Course as a Song of Creation, Love and gratitude being sung from the Father to the Son and returned from the Son to the Father. God gave this gift of Love to His Son at Creation so that it is a single voice shared by both Creator and Created. Continuously sharing Love and Creation back and forth extends them forever in eternity. That’s prayer’s purpose.

Within this form world of illusion, this prayer remains something special from God offered through the Holy Spirit, the memory of God in the mind. It’s how you reach God in the illusion. Anyone who has ever remembered the littlest instant with this all-inclusive joy must begin questioning what he’s choosing (praying for) and how to improve his mind so they can have that the time.

True Prayer and Forgiveness:

True prayer is: (1) asking for what’s already there, The Song; and, (2) on the way, using forgiveness (correction of the mind) to quit the ego forms or what’s certainly not there. Joining with Love in true prayer is asking for nothing (i.e., no illusion, forms or needs) so you end up receiving everything (Love). One problem. One solution.

Forgiveness (correction of the mind) is an integral part of true prayer and makes the method go quicker. Prayer is timeless and continues forever, and forgiveness could be the illusory ladder with time that returns the mind to the endless exchange a course in miracles lessons. Forgiveness disappears when the mind is totally corrected and remembers only The Song.

The big secret of true prayer and forgiveness is to pay attention to disregarding and quitting the items you believe you need and need in the illusion, even the specifics, as this requests the mind to be returned to Truth (Love). You’re not furthering the illusion. You’re agreeing with God that (a) you’re a head; (b) this form world isn’t real; (c) you made a mistake; and, (d) you are able to choose again.

Using correction of the mind (forgiveness) places those forms and needs on God’s altar, or in his hands, as idols which are simply anything you’ve chosen to become more important than God’s Love. No further wanting anything before His Love, the sole effect God could return is your remembrance of Him. The more you quit, the more meaningless the planet becomes and the faster you sing His Song.

Prayer in the Illusion:

Since the mind still resides with God, the Course says you don’t have to determine alone and should ask the Holy Spirit for help deciding and wait for the answer. Otherwise, you’ve already decided with the ego. If you should decide on the spot, you’ll get the right “need” answer right then.

A remedy is definitely an echo of God’s Voice from the Song of Prayer. You’re not asking for the echo itself. You’re choosing the gift of Love from The Song by quitting all form needs. “Need” answers in the illusion are contained within that echo even through the correction of the mind process. They’re met at the amount of the forgiveness ladder you are able to understand and accept.

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