Positive Prayers



Do your prayers focus on asking God for your many needs rather than connecting with the spirit of God and concentrating on positive outcomes and beliefs?   Prayers that guide us to positive outcomes are called affirmative prayers. For example, a person who is dealing with an illness would pray for a healthy body and affirm this intention as if it had already happened. God is aware of our needs and does not need a long explanation of the symptoms of the disease to heal us.

Affirmative prayer is the belief that God is a loving God and is leading us to his purpose in our life. Focusing on negative thinking and repeating endless descriptions of our many needs is ineffective in most cases. Positive thoughts are the affirmation that with faith in the power of God, he is continually blessing us with unlimited possibilities. We want our prayer life to awaken our spiritual selves and give us a deep communication with our loving God.

A positive affirmation to remember each day: I make a positive difference. I look for the good in this situation and respond with love, wisdom and understanding.

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations, for ever and ever! Amen” Ephesians 3:20

By carol

Carol Ann Bailey EdD, Retired Associate Vice Chancellor, Regional Programs Assistant Professor, Director of Center for Rural Health, Retired, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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