Does prayer really work?

Have you ever prayed for someone who had been taken to a hospital, emergency surgery was planned for that night, then suddenly the condition changed and the person was completely well and released the following morning?

That was the case when a friend of mine called and asked me to help her pray for a fellow worker. Both of us in our own homes sat at the same time before the planned surgery and prayed for his healing in accordance with God’s will. That is what I was taught… to pray that what takes place be in accordance with God’s will… that which is best viewed by the Universe as an outcome for the soul and not what I wanted to see, for there may be a different path that is right or planned. So why then even pray at all if the soul may already have a planned path? Because sometimes the soul has more than one option, by praying you are helping relieve or even transmute the condition, availing the soul to more easily take a different path … which may still not be what we want to see but may be proper for the soul’s growth.

I was also taught not to question whether a prayer worked or not, but to say the prayer and then move on with the day. When you say a prayer and afterward question or doubt it you could create an effect that nullifies it. Instead just let the prayer go and perhaps sometimes you will find that the person you prayed for will tell you how they suddenly felt better… that’s to help you understand that it does work and that your help was greatly appreciated by the Universe.

So, did the prayer that my friend and I said cause the release of her fellow worker from the condition? Apparently, he did heal and surgery may have also been a proper path. I do believe prayer was the cause of his release mainly because my friend experienced energy tingling in the same area of her body that the fellow worker had the condition. I like to think that there were other people praying and I’m certain there were angels assisting as well.

Do you need to know the name of a person you are praying for?
Nope .. and here are two examples that I experienced where I was later shown the people I had never known.

1. Before going off to sleep one night I said my usual prayers but I felt I had an excess of energy and wanted to put it to good use, so I said a prayer for a few souls in need of help in the area of Somalia, which was in the news during this period of time. My prayer partly included something like this: “I freely give forth the energies of my being to assist others in Somalia at this time… in accordance with God’s will it be done.” I mentally let go of the energy and sent it onward. A few evenings later I was unexpectedly shown in a vision a woman and her two children who, although they appeared nearly starved to death, were otherwise radiant and on their way back to good health.

2. I said prayers, as usual, one evening and then added one for the Middle East which was in the news during this period. It went something like this: “May God’s blessings be with someone.. some soul… who at this very moment is calling out for assistance… in accordance with God’s will it be done.” Again a few evenings later, I was unexpectedly shown the bottom half of a man wearing a robe. I knew he was the one who had received the prayer, but his face was not shown, which really isn’t important, but what is important was that these experiences were showing me that prayer does work in ways we usually never see.

Have there been times in your life where you felt to be at rock bottom and all of a sudden out of nowhere felt uplifted or things flipped to a positive outcome for seemingly no reason at all?
I surely have! I wonder how many times prayers have touched our lives from people we know and even from people, we don’t know who live somewhere far away. Prayer does make a difference!

During a deep meditation once I was shown the words I had used in a prayer. They were simple words that meant a lot to me and began appearing one after another. I could feel the strength they carried with them. You can make up a prayer with the simplest of words. If the words have a strength to you personally then they will be very effective. With right intent and pure love added you can surely assist the angels in their wondrous mission of love.

Prayer… even when spoken by one individual with the simplest of words added with pure unconditional love, could move an entire mountain!

Traveler On The Path