Last Thursday the Course in Miracles class began an exploration of the Song of Prayer pamphlet, and we made an interesting discovery from doing a writing exercise concerning prayer — how it was taught to us as children and how we view it as adults: not one person in the class had any positive experiences of prayer.
My own view is that prayer — like the miracle — is a process of going to the mind within and re-establishing a dialog, a trusting relationship, with the Presence of Love that forever shines in our right mind. Prayer acknowledges that we can’t make sense of this world on our own, we can’t fix it or improve it; we can’t even survive it without help.
The Course describes prayer as a ladder: At the top is the “quiet melting in” in which we become one with Source; at the bottom is often simply “HELP!!” when we find ourselves in the midst of some crisis or personal disaster. And there are many steps in between as we begin to awaken from the dream.
We continue to look at prayer this Thursday, July 25, 7 p.m. at The Church Within.
T-1.I.11. “Prayer is . .a means of communication of the created with the Creator. Through prayer love is received, and through miracles love is expressed.”