Please and thank you. Words you say habitually every day without too much thought. But have you ever considered that these simple words could be a prayer? We all have times in our lives when we get so busy that we forget to take time to tune in and connect to God (or our Higher Self, the Universe, Lord, Spirit, the Light; continue to insert whatever word resonates with you). Or perhaps when we do take the time to stop and pray, it sounds more like a drive-thru order than a prayer: “God, I’ll take one raise, a large relief from all my anxiety and super-size me the relationship of my dreams.” We hope that our order from God will be waiting for pick-up at the next window. And if it’s not, we begin to lose faith and conclude God must not be listening.
Today I encourage you to put aside the rushed, outcome attached, fully loaded drive-thru style of prayer and offer you a simpler way to connect to a Higher Source. Each morning, I invite you to set aside some quiet time to sit in connection and receptivity. Let your prayer simply be, “Please.” Trust that God knows exactly what you need for your Highest Good. The intention of your prayer to surrender and connect with God is more important than the words you say. And each evening, let your prayer simply be, “Thank you.” Then sit in gratitude and appreciation. Allow your intention to be basking in all of your blessings, even the ones that currently feel more like lessons than blessings.
The more I grow in my own spirituality, the more I learn that prayer is not about asking for what we want but rather a quiet time to be in conversation with God. And often that conversation does not require many words. We can always express our desires and request help for getting through our challenges; and then relax in the knowing that whatever is for our highest good is happening. That is faith.
So remember to say your “pleases” and “thank yous” everyday. There are no unanswered prayers, sometimes we just do not get the answer we want. Faith is being grateful for whatever answer we receive.
Please. Thank you.
Here are some of my favorite quotes! Please comment below and share yours.
“Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue.” – Adam Clarke
“God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.” – Mother Teresa
“Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayersRemember when you’re talkin’ to the man upstairsThat just because he doesn’t answer doesn’t mean he don’t careSome of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers”
– Garth Brooks
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