Prayer and Positive Thinking

by dido
(durban, south africa)

Question:

Could you please give my more clarification between: Prayer and Positive thinking.

The way I understand.

Prayer: is talking and addressing directly to God The Creator to provide a solution to a particular problem or at any desire that a person need to accomplish in life.

Positive Thinking: is a combination of differents technics and thougths using mind to achieve personal goals in life.

Follows are my questions
1)How can someone use these two?
2)Should be there a specific time frame for prayer?
3)and another as well for using positive Thinking?
4)Or a combination of both?

Waiting to hear from you, I hope you get me here.

Answer:

Prayer and positive thinking do not need to be separate. Prayer and believing in a higher power both have to do with faith and belief. Positive thinking is also about faith and belief. One of the first lessons I ever learned as a child, one of the first bible versus I ever remembered was:


Matthew 17:20 He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.

Here is a Quote you might like as well: Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
- Nike (beckham)


To me this verse says if you believe and you are positive in that belief, then you too can move mountains. Over the years life gets in the way and I think we forget how powerful we were as children. Tell a child they can do anything and they believe it and they do it. Over the years our peers and the adults in our world tell us we can not do something and along the way we believe it. Now life has gotten in the way.

God says nothing is impossible if you just have faith. This is what it means to practice positive thinking.

I would like to point out also that the bible says we are made in the image of God. If this is to be true which I believe it to be myself. Then we too have the power to create our world as God created his world. “On the first day he said, let there be light and there was light.” Genesis 1:3.

Prayer:
Is talking to God. It is having a conversation with our creator. In order to do this we must have faith and belief that there is a God, a higher power. If we did not have this faith and this belief we would not be praying. We are positive that there is a God. So the simple act of prayer is in and of itself an act of positive thinking.

Positive thinking is all about having faith and belief that we can create our own world which God himself says we have the power to do. So to answer your questions about the time frames of positive thinking and prayer. I personally talk to God throughout the day. I do not have a set time to do this. The great thing about God is that he is always listening. Sometimes I talk to him in the car while driving to and from work, sometimes before bed, or after I wake in the morning. I talk to God not just about what I want out of life, but also what I am thankful for as well. There are many times throughout the day when I simply say thank you God.

Positive thinking works the same way. I am positive when I think about being positive. I have found however that both prayer and positive thinking come easier for those who practice often. For some this means setting a dedicated time for each. In the end it is what works best for you.

I hope this has answered your questions on prayer and positive thinking. If you need more clarification please let me know. I would be happy to answer any of your questions the best I know how.




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Mar 13, 2013
to Betty
by: Anonymous

Betty, God loves you so very much. He wants to give you everything like any father does. He wants to have a relationship with you. He wants you to be obedient to his word and commands because he loves us so much. He knows our lives will be amazing when we follow what he tells us to do just like a mother and father tells their child what to do because they know what is best for the child. God is the same. And to do that you need to read his word (bible). Set time aside everyday just like you would to nurture any relationship only this relationship God asks us to put above all others. By reading and studying the bible you also learn how God wants you to pray so that he can hear you. If you do not prayer correctly God can not hear you. Start with thanks and praise, ask for forgiveness of sins, (you have to read the bible to know what these all are) and then ask for what you want after you have a clean heart. If you continue to say you "have bad luck" then yes you will continue to "have bad luck". Speak only what God asks of you. Behave only as God asks you to. Read the bible to see why. It is a fantastic book! Also remember that there is a real spiritual war going on for our souls. We are Gods children. Satan hates God! Satan will hurt us anyway he can to try and hurt God. Do not let Satan win this battle. All those bad thoughts we have. All the bad things that happen. All the disorder in our lives. The list goes on. God gave us armor to fight this battle. Ephesians 6:10-20.God is a god of order. Satan's voice is loud and he puts chaos in our lives. Gods voice is very quite and he puts peace,joy and order in our lives if we only listen to him and follow him. Read Philippians. Read Romans. Read the whole bible. Get into a bible study. Learn how to pray. My life was a horrible mess for decades until I really gave my life to God. That means I finally said, "I give up, I will do it your way". My life has changed drastically in every way at lightening speed and continues to do so. I can't humanly explain most of the changes as I do not have the strength or power. But God! But God! Trust in Him and you will be so grateful to have the life God intended you to have.

Sep 22, 2012
where was god
by: betty

i have had so much bad luck ,and always asked God to help, nothing ever worked ,all I get Is more bad luck I think God hates me, I just got divorced from m husband after 54 ys or marriage I never wanted a divorce, I prayer to God to stop the divorce, NOTHING HAPPEND I am divorced,where was positive thinking and God, when I needed help and love so bad?

Jul 27, 2011
Prayer and Positive Thinking
by: Anonymous

I have been praying for marriage between me and my lady friend and every time I started to worry. Then on Monday Morning the following came to me John 15 verse 7. I started to think about this and I'm also one of those guys who sits in the car and "talk" to God. I have also tried to link prayer and positive thinking and battled a little but I'm getting there and I am enjoying it. However, thank you so much for this that you have written here.

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