The Power of Open-Hearted Prayers

​"Please!  Please God!  Make this situation different!  I don't like it!!"

We pray this "Prayer of Last Resort" when we've tried everything else and we don't like what's happening and we want someone to fix our world.

Certainly, Divine Source hears and responds to these prayers.

Yet, an "Open-Hearted Prayer"​ doesn't wait until a crisis point, but rather uses prayer as an ongoing form of communication.

An "Open-Hearted Prayer" moves into a positive state of being rather than fear and trauma.  This type of prayer allows us to consider the positive outcome rather than merely attempting to dismiss an undesired outcome.

I've been asked to share a few of the "Open-Hearted Prayers" I shared last week in The Divine Fellowship​ services.  I hope they bless you and assist you in your journey.  How you wish to address the prayer is up to you.  How you wish to close the prayer also rests within your comfort zone.  Don't know?  I recommend beginning with - Loving Spirit of Light and closing with - And so it is.  (I'm a Jesus fan, so I open with "Loving Father" and end with "In the Name of Jesus.")

We kinda get stuck in the "Prayer of Last Resort" because we perceive that Divine Source rations out favors only if we beg hard enough or whine long enough.  So not true!!  

Divine Source awaits our requests with a genuine desire to assist and help us.  Yet that same desire to assist us respects our desire to do it on our own if we choose that.  This respectful distance isn't because Divine Source DOESN'T CARE . . . but because we are CARED FOR WITH ULTIMATE RESPECT!  

We often don't feel heard, yet we are the one's not listening.  Gentle nudges come to assist us and guide us along the way.  Utilizing the "Open-Hearted Prayer" technique allow us to be in the receiving mode.​  WE not only receive those nudges, we act upon them because we aren't shut down in trauma.  Here are a few for you to try.

Open-Hearted  Prayer for a Relationship:

Create within me an open heart to see things from a Divine Perspective.  Open doors of communication and understanding - if possible.  Bring acceptance into my heart.  Grant me wisdom to stand on Holy Ground.

(Note:  This prayer recognizes the power of free will of our partner/beloved.  It also aligns us with the potential to see not only someone else's view point, but  another viewpoint​ - a Divine viewpoint.  It also creates a space for acceptance of one's self and for the other person - stepping away from judgment and expectations of how it "should" be.  If gifts us with the ability to wisely have clear boundaries that are based in truth, not just in our expectations.)

​Open-Hearted Prayer for Health:

Thank You for the Health I have.  Bless my body and its capacity to heal itself.  Bring to my awareness new methods, procedures and possibilities to assist my healing.  Help me to do what my body, mind and spirit need in order to heal and be healthy.​

(Note:  This prayer reminds us that we are still alive and have a measure of health.  It may not be what we want, yet we have a measure of health for which we may have gratitude.​  This reminds us that the body holds an amazing ability to heal.  It helps us keep an open awareness for opportunities to try new things.  Sometimes our bodies need rest, yet we push on and then bemoan our illness or physical weakness.  This prayer reminds us of our part.  It also reminds us that our sub-conscious and our spirit  communicate to us through our physical form and gives us permission to pay attention and heal on all levels - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

Open-Hearted Prayer for Finances/Career:

May the labor of my hands bring me abundance, joy and fulfillment.  ​Grant me worthy work and honorable pay to support myself and my dreams.

(Note:  Short and sweet, this prayer recognizes our efforts as the fulfillment of our destiny - our spiritual purpose.  And so it is.)

An Open-Hearted Prayer for Overcoming Discouragement:

Shine your Divine Light into my soul, my mind, and my emotions.  Illuminate this darkness I feel.  Grant me the ability to see my true destiny.  Bring fresh awareness and insight to reveal the truth of my sacred path.

(Note:  The darkness that looms over us blinds us to our value.  We believe the lie that we are not good enough.  This Divine illumination shows us a different view.  The very thing that may have us feeling unworthy may be the key to our success.  When I tried to be what I thought everyone else wanted me to be, I failed miserably.  When I began to awaken to my true self, everyone else liked me better, too!  That which is creating your discouragement may be the very thing you came to change.  My husband, Phil, used to get so upset with "stupid people" until he realized that his destiny was to assist others so that they could make informed decisions.  I used to get discouraged because I thought my religion condemned psychics until I realized that I came to clear that misconception out of the way.  What's got you discouraged?  Look at the true essence of that discouragement with the light of this prayer.  You will see a door open for you!)

As you've noticed with these notes and comments that what we think to ourselves influences how we pray and whether or not we can move into an Open-Hearted state of being.  I recently presented a message at the Divine Fellowship entitled:  Betrayal, Patterns of Thought and Prayer. (You Tube; thedivinefellowship 9/18/16)  (I'm going to attempt to post a link at this point.

Betrayal, Patterns of Thought, and Prayer

Messages From the Ancient Ones

Your heart, Dear One. Your heart. Herein lies your power, your intuition, your guidance system, your hope, your joy, those things that make life valuable.

Leave the overthinking behind and move from a place of love and compassion. This fuels every aspect of your life. The Universe responds to this vibration and brings to you more things to love and appreciate.

As you become a source of Light to those in your circle of influence, you tap into the Source of Light that illuminates your path.

Walk in Light, Dear One. We walk with you.

Followers of “The Way”

I don't know about you, bit I get pretty dismayed at all the things that are said and done by those who claim to be "Christian."  Bigotry, hatred, holier-than-thou attitudes to name a few.  This is not to discredit the many great things that have been done in the name of Jesus, yet, with so much baggage laid on from religions along with the behavior of many of their members, I;m sufficiently embarrassed to align myself with all of that.

The people who followed Jesus - the very first ones who knew Him personally and heard Him personally, were called Followers of The Way.  I would love to get back to that purity of faith.  As a result, I've created a study of the Bible entitled, "Followers of The Way"  You might like it!  How it came to be came from a vision.  It happened like this.

I was sitting in bed with a cup of hot coffee.  I was staring out the window at the big oak trees behind our house.  I could hear Phil's pond gurgling in the background.  {When I sit and stare like that with the pond sound, I call it . . . "pond"ering)  I was pondering.  Not sure there was anything particular I was pondering, just letting the flow of consciousness bring insights to me.  

All of a  sudden, I couldn't see the trees anymore.  I couldn't tast the coffee or hear the pond.  Instead I was standing in a huge teepee.

Well, that totally freaked me out and I was instantly aware of the trees, the coffee and the pond again.

What just happened?!  What was that?!

Resuming my pondering, I flashed on that "other" scene again.  Freaking myself out once more, I snapped back into present time.  "Well, If I want to know what this is, I guess I get to allow it to happen," I told myself.  So, I did.

Instantly, I was int he teepee again.  It was huge.  The flap was open and I could see people walking around outside - or maybe I just sensed them.  It was hard to determine what was what.  I saw a man standing near the opening.  He was an older man dressed in chief's regalia complete with eagle feathers.

He indicated his name was Eagle Grandfather.  He had smiling eyes, like he knew a secret.

He had an open Bible in his hands.  He spoke.  His voice was resonant, kind, and strong all at the same time.  He said, "When you read this with eyes of darkness, you see darkness."  He looked down at the Bible and his eyes became dark and the book became dark and very heavy.

He looked up at me and said, "When you read this with the eyes of Light, you see Light."  His eyes began to glow brightly and he looked down at the book again.  This time the words began to glow.  The words flowed over the page, and through the air, onto my arm and into my heart.  My heart began to glow.

Eagle Grandfather smiled at me with that twinkle in his eyes again.

Instantly, I was back in my bed, staring at the trees, hearing the pond gurgling and holding my coffee.   It seemed only like a few moments, but my once-hot coffee was stone-cold.

Now, I've always enjoyed studying the Bible.  Sounds crazy, I know.  I like to look up words like hope and then read every Bible passage that talks about hope and really know what the Bible says about that subject.  I don't consider myself an expert by any means.  Just a curious student.

I enjoy those old Bible stories and love that God lifts up failures and weaklings to do great things. 

This vision changed everything.  Well, not everything - buy how I looked at everything.  I began to look at the Bible with "Eyes of Light" in an attempt to look beyond the dogma religions offer and really see what is there.

I found a Divine Source (God, Higher Power, All that Is, etc.) full of Love and Compassion wanting to connect with us on a higher level than we've known before offering insights for day-to-day life and stunning new ways of looking at those old sacred stories.

The class, Followers of The Way, makes it possible for me to share these discoveries with you!  I've been told that this class blesses and fills the soul.  I hear from participants, "I knew that, I just didn't know I knew that!"  I also hear, "I get it.  I finally get it.  It makes sense now."

Okay, so Bible study in the past probably wasn't much fun.  This stuff I share is way fun!  We will also have a guided meditation with each class.

I hope you will join me on the First Thursdays of each month starting October 6th at 6:30 pm 'till about 8pm at The Divine Fellowship, 513 Barth, Richland, Wa.  (Free, tho don't be surprised if we pass the basket.)​

If you are looking for an enriched faith, a more positive faith to guide you, or if you are taking a new look at faith,​ this might be the class for you.  Hope to see you there.

Love, Light, and Laughter,

Janice Lynch​

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