In this issue, I am bringing back my friend and ‘miracle worker,’ Rev, Joann Baumann and her column, “Miracles I’ve Seen” (page 10). Her work was the initial inspiration for publishing The Inner Voice back in 1992. In this issue, I hope her own healing story will inspire you.
Recently, I heard someone complain that prayer doesn’t work. I will stand my ground and say, oh yes it does, (this entire issue is about prayer and about how changing our thoughts and beliefs can even reverse illness!). But, the problem with prayer (I will guess) is that we pray, on an average of an hour a week … on Sunday while in church (that is, if one goes to church). In addition, a person may pray (on bended knee) a few minutes out of the day. If that’s 5 minutes a day, time 7 days a week, that totals 35 minutes a week. Plus the hour in church, it comes to a grand total of 95 minutes a week. I publish this e-magazine to help increase spiritual awareness, and I believe this may be the crux of the problem. So now, considering that we spend the rest of the time, (all 1,345 minutes) thinking fear-filled thoughts and worried about war, what we’re wearing, what our neighbors are doing and judging everything and everyone, tell me, what will manifest in your world? Do you think it will be what we thought about for 95 minutes, or what we worried about the remainder of the week?
ALL THOUGHT CREATES! All thought has effect. Prayer indeed works, and it works because it is our focused attention on a thought. What we think about for 1,345 minutes a week stands a far better chance of manifesting in our lives than what we ‘pray’ about for 95 minutes a week! Become a shepherd over your thoughts. Start with one day this month, World Prayer Day, September 11. Don’t give up if you find it impossible to control your wandering mind. Notice what you’re thinking about and then gently bring your thoughts back to what you want to create. As in forming any new habit, it may take practice! How to pray? See page 13 for one of the best descriptions of prayer I’ve read in a long time. Let’s start with World Prayer Day and then expand it to the day after, and then to the day after, and the day after that … until we see peace in all the World.