Amazines Free Article Archive
www.amazines.com - Saturday, April 20, 2019
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at Amazines.com
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Google
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
CATEGORIES
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133290)
 Advice (160812)
 Affiliate Programs (34733)
 Art and Culture (73675)
 Automotive (145638)
 Blogs (75015)
 Boating (9841)
 Books (17130)
 Buddhism (4124)
 Business (1328248)
 Business News (426309)
 Business Opportunities (366255)
 Camping (10952)
 Career (72759)
 Christianity (15839)
 Collecting (11636)
 Communication (115053)
 Computers (241935)
 Construction (38991)
 Consumer (49675)
 Cooking (17060)
 Copywriting (6567)
 Crafts (18206)
 Cuisine (7538)
 Current Affairs (20379)
 Dating (45775)
 EBooks (19684)
 E-Commerce (48193)
 Education (185181)
 Electronics (83490)
 Email (6389)
 Entertainment (159817)
 Environment (28932)
 Ezine (3038)
 Ezine Publishing (5443)
 Ezine Sites (1553)
 Family & Parenting (110895)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196382)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11842)
 Feng Shui (130)
 Finance & Investment (310255)
 Fitness (105901)
 Food & Beverages (62845)
 Free Web Resources (7937)
 Gambling (30213)
 Gardening (25076)
 Government (10512)
 Health (629233)
 Hinduism (2206)
 Hobbies (44030)
 Home Business (91543)
 Home Improvement (251316)
 Home Repair (46116)
 Humor (4814)
 Import - Export (5449)
 Insurance (45116)
 Interior Design (29544)
 International Property (3485)
 Internet (190964)
 Internet Marketing (146300)
 Investment (22824)
 Islam (1168)
 Judaism (1357)
 Law (80458)
 Link Popularity (4592)
 Manufacturing (20839)
 Marketing (98753)
 MLM (14136)
 Motivation (18211)
 Music (26998)
 New to the Internet (9476)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129607)
 Organizing (7801)
 Party Ideas (11856)
 Pets (38083)
 Poetry (2234)
 Press Release (12670)
 Public Speaking (5620)
 Publishing (7522)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126609)
 Recreation & Leisure (95239)
 Relationships (87446)
 Research (16156)
 Sales (80313)
 Science & Technology (110154)
 Search Engines (23445)
 Self Improvement (153089)
 Seniors (6227)
 Sexuality (35942)
 Small Business (49282)
 Software (82953)
 Spiritual (23461)
 Sports (116071)
 Tax (7658)
 Telecommuting (34064)
 Travel & Tourism (307146)
 UK Property Investment (3118)
 Video Games (13422)
 Web Traffic (11724)
 Website Design (56802)
 Website Promotion (36556)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35761)
Author Spotlight
ALEN OWEN

I am an essay writer with vast experience in data analysis, PowerPoint writing and research paper ed...more
SWATI SHARMA

To provide Visa services from India Working At Aptech Visa global immigration Pvt Ltd. Company is g...more
ALFRED MEARS

Former English Teacher; Musician (20+ years); Freelance Writer ...more
FORD MYERS

Ford R. Myers is an award-winning career coach and President of Career Potential, LLC. He is author ...more
SHOVON JOARDER

Shovon Joarder has been working as Freelance Marketing Project Manager for over four years. He also ...more


Maybe Prayer Isn't So Bad by Roshi Tao






Maybe Prayer Isn't So Bad by
Article Posted: 05/13/2015
Article Views: 637
Articles Written: 13
Word Count: 761
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Maybe Prayer Isn't So Bad


 
Spiritual,Christianity,Art and Culture
As a nonbeliever, it may surprise you that I pray. However, I learned at a retreat that sometimes, saying prayers is good for everyone. At that retreat, I started practicing praying, and at first, it was very weird. But then I realized something: I had actually being saying prayers all my life! I just wasn’t thinking of them in those terms.

I sometimes attend a church in Amsterdam. I love the energy in this old building, but I could never follow the prayers. I’ve tried a number of other churches, other religions, but most of the time, I just couldn’t follow the prayers. This retreat taught me how to say a prayer, and it helped me connect to these religious ceremonies.

The first thing I learned to do when praying is to say thank you. That’s where all prayers start.

Then you put your intentions out there. The intention of a prayer can be anything—it can be that the spirit moves through you, that your friend meets the goal they set, or that a bad situation is resolved. When I’m with someone who doesn’t know how to pray or don’t particularly want to pray, I try to tell them about prayer without using that term. For example, I say that they should think about what they’re grateful for every day. I might tell them that I hope that their son gets the grades he needs or that their daughter gets over her illness. That’s a type of prayer, even if I’m not using that word.

Thanks to what I learned and experienced at the retreat, I now really feel it when I say a prayer. I’m not necessarily talking to a specific deity, but it is like talking to someone—like Tom Hanks talks to the volleyball in the movie Castaway. In fact, his talking to the volleyball is a type of prayer, I think.

Praying can be done alone, but it can also be done with others. Families often pray together. Even before I started praying, I noted that the family on one of my favorite TV shows, Blue Blood, always said grace before every meal. Saying a prayer together creates a very strong group energy, and it can bring people together.

Outside of church, prayer is often done immediately. You don’t think about what you’re going to say—the words should come from your belly and your heart, not from your head. It should be a none interference prayer. You should feel a shifting in your body after saying the prayer as you connect to that deep spiritual energy. You should really feel connected to the prayer and truly give thanks for what you have. Others should also be able to really deeply feel your prayer. Most prayers should also serve someone or something else besides you. This makes the prayer much more powerful because you’re putting that good energy out there on behalf of someone else.

There is a structure I have for a prayer, and this helps to practice it. First, close your eyes and calm yourself. You may need to go to a space where you’re alone, at least at first. Then focus on the right side of your chest where your second open space heart is. Feel the energy and the love there. Start your prayer by addressing the person, deity, or concept you’re praying to. Many religious people start out prayers with “Dear God,” but you don’t have to. You can substitute any deity of your choice or use concepts like spirit, universe, or nature. Pray to whatever you’re comfortable with.

Next, give thanks for something. Say what you’re grateful for. It can be anything—the nice weather, the chance meeting with an old friend, etc.

Then you move on to the intention. What do you want or need? Why are you saying this prayer? Your intention can be for more than one thing, and it can be for anything from a relative finding their lost pet to world peace.

End the prayer with something like “If that’s thy will, Let thy be done. Amen.”

If you put in the gratitude and intention, if you truly connect with your energy, and if you put that energy out there for others, you will find that what you pray about starts to happen. Make your intentions pure and good, and you will find that the positive energy comes back to you. Once you’ve practiced prayer, it will become almost second-nature, and it will become much easier to do. I strongly encourage everyone to pray every day.

Roshi

www.roshitao.com

Related Articles - prayer, praying, grace, gratefull, god, jesus, church, tao, tantra, buddhisme,







Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.

 

Do you Agree or Disagree? Have a Comment? POST IT!

 Reader Opinions 
Submit your comments and they will be posted here.
Make this comment or to the Author only:
Name:
Email:
*Your email will NOT be posted. This is for administrative purposes only.
Comments: *Your Comments WILL be posted to the AUTHOR ONLY if you select PRIVATE and to this PUBLIC PAGE if you select PUBLIC, so write accordingly.
 
Please enter the code in the image:



 Author Login 
LOGIN
Register for Author Account

 

Advertiser Login

 

ADVERTISE HERE NOW!
   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  

 

Great Paranormal Romance

World News


STEPHEN BYE

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more
GENE MYERS

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more
LAURA JEEVES

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more
TREENA MURPHY

Warm greetings to you!! Hello there, my name is Treena (Smiley) Murphy I am a part time blogge...more
SUSAN FRIESEN

Susan Friesen, founder of the award-winning web development and digital marketing firm eVision Media...more
LUMINHOME LIGHTING

About Us Luminhome Lighting provide one-stop services in lighting design and manufacture of LED lum...more
KIRAN KAUR

Kiranpreet (Kiran) Kaur, D.D.S., who received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the prestigio...more
MICHAEL BRESCIANI

Rev Bresciani is the author of two Christian books. One book is an important and concisely written b...more
PAUL AZORIN

Paul Azorin Chief Technology Officer at BairesDev Pablo Azorín is the Founder and Chief Techno...more
STEVERT MCKENZIE

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2019, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from wikipedia.org under the GNU FDL license