Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Praying with Christ: The Roadmap of Power

Is there more to the Lord's Prayer? 


What If Jesus wasn't giving us a prayer to only recite, but had a deeper meaning and purpose?


What if there are hidden powers in this prayer we are not aware of?


What if Jesus was teaching us the way to set up a powerful day?


Let's explore 

When Jesus was walking around the earth plane things were different. When I was a young lad studying to be a man of the cloth I explored "Hermenectics" and "Biblical Exegesis." Basically it is the theory of text interpretation. I found it helpful, but many ego driven students took it took the extreme. They would spend hours arguing over the correct interpretation and it often got heated. I find that to be unproductive. I wanted to learn more practical stuff, like how do I believe God for the rent?

 I did discover what Jesus was trying to pull off with this Prayer. See back in the day, according Rabbinic tradition, the Rabbi's would give out, "Topic's for prayer." You were to take the topic and use it as a form of meditative prayer. 

What Jesus was doing was giving us a pattern of topics to guide us in meditative prayer. Most people were taught to recite it, but that's not it's purpose. It's purpose is a guide to set up a powerful day. After many moons of meditating on this prayer I get slightly annoyed when people recite it. If you only recite it you miss the boat and never experience it's power. I do it with my journal in hand and prepare myself to listen.

So how do we approach this prayer as a form of meditation, rather than something we merely recite?

Our Father which art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name

Topic one

During this time we connect to our higher power. We worship God. We begin our day with gratitude and thanksgiving. We count our blessings. A good start is to write down 10 things you have to be thankful about. Sit and wait, until you feel a inner release, then move to the next topic.

Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.

Topic two

Jesus said that the Kingdom is within you. You were sent here with a divine purpose and a divine destiny. Call it the Divine pattern of man. A higher Spiritual idea that resides within you. You job is to see God's will fulfilled in your life. Take this time to seek your divine instructions for this day. Reflect on your life and it's purpose. Seek wisdom from your higher self and ask Spirit to be your guide. Set and wait, until you feel a inner release, then move to the next topic.

Give us this day our daily bread.

Topic three

This is where you believe all your needs are met. You see that everything you need will be provided for this day. If you are connected to your Divine pattern, then everything you need to accomplish that pattern is provided for you. This is more than just believing for money. It's trusting that every need you have is taken care of and transferred into your life. Spirit, soul and body will align to the Divine idea. Set and wait, until you feel an inner release, then move to the next topic.

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

Topic four

We make mistakes, miss the mark and wish we would have done things different. The path of self-improvement doesn't draw power from self-depreciation, but from acceptance and grace. The grace of God offers us forgiveness. If we stand forgiven, then we must forgive others. We must cleanse our hearts of hate, unforgiving attitudes, bitterness and drama. We must walk in love and bring a sense of peace to the world. Set and wait, until you feel a release, then move on to the next topic.

And do not lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

Topic five

Everyone struggles with the darkness in their soul. We often miss the mark and learn our lesson. Then we feel that temptation to miss the mark again. We drift back into things that lower our energy and depress our Spirits. We allow our minds to be overcome with negative thoughts and lose our positive outlook. These things keep popping up in our journey because we didn't learn the lesson the first time. This reflection is not designed to degrade us, but to instruct us. This part of the prayer is where you draw upon your inner power and set your will to walk in your highest good. Set and wait, until you feel an inner release and move on to the next topic.

For yours is the Kingdom, the glory, and the power forever. Amen.

Topic six

This is where you declare what team you are  playing on. You decided to make Spirit your guide and unplug from the matrix of this world. You decide to walk in the glory and the power of God. You set out this day to be a Warrior of Light and bring a goodness to the planet. You have spent time in this prayer and are now ready to face the world.

Spiritual Challenge:

Try this prayer for one week. Grab your journal and as you wait in meditate prayer, record what comes from within your Spirit. Prayer is really communication with your higher self. Jesus said that the kingdom is within you. We don't prayer to some far away God, but we look to the God within us. When you look to the God within you, you'll begin to carve out our own path. Your journal will become your personal bible. You can one day go back and read your journals and learn from yourself. 

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