Prayer Requests

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About Prayer


To pray is to make a solemn request for help from God, saints, or angels on behalf of ourselves, humanity, and Planet Earth. We receive God’s grace, guidance, healing, and protection through prayer. Prayers can also be an expression of thanksgiving or a confession. Other names for God are Divine Presence, Divine Source, I am Presence, God-Goddess-All-That-Is. Prayers are practiced in all major religions and metaphysical traditions.

Members of the Institute’s Prayer Circle use this Buddhist prayer:

“I pray for ___________’s highest possible evolution.”


This prayer places the decision for the person’s highest possible evolution in God’s hands. We do not pray for a certain outcome or result, as we cannot assume we know what is best for the person. Only God knows that.



How to Place Your Name on the Institute's Prayer List


The Institute’s Prayer Circle prays for individuals, families, and groups. Those who pray are Institute volunteers.

Email us at
to request that your name (first and last)
be placed on the prayer list.


Your name will be on the list for six months. At the end of six months, you may request to continue to receive prayers for another six months. Your name will be removed if you do not make this additional request.


How to Request Others Be Placed
on the Institute Prayer List

 

Before requesting that someone other than you is placed on the institute's Prayer Circle List, you are required to ask that person for permission to place his or her name on the list. Spiritual teachers have told us that not asking permission to pray for another may be harmful to the person’s spiritual evolution. Unasked for prayers can short-circuit the person learning his/her lessons. In other words, a person can “jump over” what he/she came to Earth to learn spiritually. Other spiritual teachers have said that unasked for prayers can give energy to the person’s problems, thus making the problem worse and the person's life more disruptive. As noted above, we must not pray for a certain outcome or result, as we cannot assume we know what is best for the person. Only God knows the person's true need.

What can you do if you are unable to ask someone for permission to have the Institute pray for him or her because the person is ill, unconscious, or resistant to converse with you? If you can’t ask someone for permission to have the Institute pray for her or him, you can, instead, ask the person's Soul for permission. The Soul is located above our head and is directly connected to God. There is an energetic link – a line of Light – between the soul in our heart, the Soul above our head, and God. (Other names for the Soul include Inner Leader, Higher Self, Transpersonal Self, and Solar Angel.)

To learn more about the line of Light connecting us with our soul (in the heart), our Soul (above the head), and the Divine, explore this Soul Alignment practice.

To ask someone's Soul for permission to have the Institute pray for the person, do the following:  

  1. Connect your heart with your own Soul, located eight inches above your head.
  2. Invite the person you wish the Institute to pray for to stand in front of you.
  3. Visualize the person’s Soul, located eight inches above his/her head.
  4. Ask the person’s Soul for permission to have the Institute pray for him or her in the following way:

    "Do I have permission to ask the Institute’s Prayer Circle to pray for your highest possible evolution?"

    Wait for a response. Usually, you will sense a feeling or “hear” an actual word representing “yes” OR “no” OR “no, not at this time.” The latter suggests that you should ask again at a later time.

 



Questions?


If you have questions regarding our Prayer Circle and/or requesting a prayer,
email us at

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