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Does Prayer Influence External Events?

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Since I was a kid, I’ve been praying to Infinite Intelligence/God for blessings because I believed prayer has power over external events. However, my recent contemplation on prayer made me wonder whether prayer influences external events. I started thinking that prayer might be purely psychological as I realized that the main effects of prayer are mental.

Prayer eliminates mental disorders, such as intense anxiety and severe depression, because it makes us believe that God is taking care of everything.

However, I’m not sure if prayer affects external events. People pray for peace, but war prevails. People pray for a safe journey but still die in accidents. Some students pray to God to help them pass their exams, but they fail terribly, and terrorism continues although millions pray to God to end it. For this reason, it’s hard for me to firmly claim that prayer affects external events.

Although I highly doubt if prayer affects external events, I still wonder why many ancient cultures prayed. I’ve studied the religious practices of several ancient cultures and realized that most of them were prayerful. The Akamba, Greeks, Arabs, Egyptians, and many other cultures prayed to God to bring rain, kill their enemies, and protect them. I wonder why ancient cultures firmly relied on prayer to change external events.

Did they witness prayer influence external events or did they just believe that their gods heard their prayers and could change external events in their favor?

It’s reasonable to believe that God can hear us and change external events because Infinite Intelligence is everywhere and has power over everything. Besides this, it’s difficult to disprove the power of prayer over external events because our understanding of the relationship between Infinite Intelligence/God and the physical world is limited.  Moreover, it’s hard to disprove that prayer cannot change external events because sometimes we experience coincidences after praying.

Therefore, although I doubt whether prayer affects external events, I still advise people to pray. Maybe Infinite Intelligence programmed us to pray because prayer makes circumstances work in our favor. Perhaps prayer attracts God’s power and gives us the ability to change external events.

Anyway, we’ll never really know how prayer works, but we must pray to be on the safe side. Maybe prayer can affect both our psychological health and external events when we pray sincerely, or in spirit.

What are your thoughts on prayer? Is it purely psychological? Does it influence external events? Feel free to air your ideas on prayer in the comment box below.

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  1. Karen Sammer

    April 28, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Isaac…I believe we are all part of a shared consciousness and share the same energy. If many people pray together or throughout the world, I believe we can evoke change. Maybe not the dramatic change we would like to see but an energy shift may occur. There was an experiment done where a group of monks were in a neighborhood that experienced a high crime rate. The monks all meditated in that neighborhood together for a period of time and the crime rate decreased in that neighborhood. The following link explains a bit about how that works. So I do believe that some form of prayer can change the consciousness of the greater population and possibly the outcome of some situations.

    https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-04/muom-cgm031316.php

    • Isaac Wechuli

      April 28, 2019 at 7:56 pm

      i love the article, interesting……nway, we cannot make firm conclusions on prayer…i think personal experience is the best option

  2. swanstuff

    April 28, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    My mom was having a hard time with a woman who was hard to work with, and her employer suggested she pray for the woman. When I asked if the woman had changed, mom told me that her prayer changed her, and the change in her changed the woman she was struggling with. “Prayer doesn’t change God, it changes me.”

    I believe that to be 100% true, but I also believe that when we pray we also discover God’s will. When I asked Him to change the heart of a woman I loved, He didn’t. This told me that she was not the one God had for me. God does not change his mind, but that’s not the purpose of prayer. The ability to lay something to rest because it’s not God’s will makes the harder things in life more palatable. I also believe that prayer is a conversation, but too many of us don’t know how to listen. God speaks to everyone. Let us have ears to hear.

    • Isaac Wechuli

      April 29, 2019 at 6:15 am

      amazing swanstuff. i like real life examples. it then seems that many prayers go unanswered because people don’t know the principles of prayer.

  3. Jeanine Byers

    April 29, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    I think you are right that we cannot prove or disprove that prayer works and the same is true about God’s existence. Belief is anecdotal. But it has been proven that quantam physics is real, which means that energy and thought can have impact on other energy and thought. I think we can take from this that prayer does have impact, but it is not a slot machine. We can’t know for sure what the impact will be. But, like Karen, I have read stories of communities creating change through meditation and there are stories of prayer that seem to coincide with healing. Like Rob, I also have been changed, myself, by praying. So I think prayer is not just a good idea, just in case, but because it does have impact. And I believe that God hears us, and just experiencing a connection with God is enough reason to pray.

  4. Isaac Wechuli

    April 29, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    wow, awesome…im starting to gain interest in prayer because of you guyz. nway, my reason on why prayer works could be, ‘god is a conscious being and therefore ‘he’ must hear our prayers.

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7 Major Discoveries You’ll Make When Experiencing a Spiritual Awakening

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A spiritual awakening refers to the reconnection with reality. It involves rising above the lies that have been guiding your life and adopting a spiritual perception of life. Awakening is good for you because it strengthens your connection with Infinite Intelligence and makes you see the world through spiritual eyes.

There are several discoveries you’ll make when you awaken. Here are seven of them:

1.Nature is Important

You’ll become obsessed with conserving nature because you’ll realize that nature is essential for your survival. Besides, you’ll discover that nature can survive without man but man can’t survive without nature. For this reason, the destruction of nature will hurt you and you’ll wish to eradicate the individuals that do it.

2.Huge Corporations Create Your Belief System

Awakening will enlighten you that your beliefs have been engineered by huge corporations that want you to buy their products. You’ll realize that wealthy entrepreneurs pay movie producers and musicians to produce content that makes you believe in materialism hence resulting in you constantly buying their products.

3.All Religions are Similar

Awakening makes you discover that all religions are similar because they lay emphasis on the connection with a Higher Power. You’ll realize that they all acknowledge Infinite Intelligence, but provide different ways of connecting with it. For this reason, you’ll dismiss the idea of a ‘true religion’ and you’ll try to acquire pearls of spiritual wisdom from every religion.

4.People Are Powerful Beings

You’ll discover that people are suffering because they are unaware that they are beings of unlimited power. You’ll also realize that you have the power to create the life you want because The Creator’s energy lies within you. This discovery will make you avoid worrying about the future because it will enlighten you that you have power over your destiny.

5.The Dangers of Following the Masses

Awakening will enlighten you about the side-effects of following the crowds. You’ll discover that following the masses limits your capabilities as it requires you to adhere to certain patterns that make you live an average life. You’ll thus realize that everybody who failed in life followed the masses.

6.Ego is The Enemy

You’ll realize the ego is the enemy because it makes you obsessed with your self-image. Moreover, you’ll realize the ego is the enemy of progress because it makes you obsessed with what others are thinking about you. For this reason, you’ll try detaching from the ego and you’ll work on letting your true self direct your life.

7.Knowledge is Power

Awakening will enlighten you that knowledge is power hence making you hungry for knowledge. You’ll become obsessed with reading so that you understand how life and Infinite Intelligence work.

Conclusion

There are many more discoveries you’ll make when you awaken, and I would like you to share them in the comment box below.

Anyway, I wish you the best in your spiritual journey. May you awaken and realize the greatness of Infinite Intelligence.

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Top Five Amazing Spiritual Truths Everyone Must Know

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After reading spiritual books and meditating on life for about five years, I discovered amazing spiritual truths that I would love to share with you.

Here are they:

1.Infinite Intelligence/God Works Through People

Spirits function in the physical world by possessing people. Similarly, Infinite Intelligence, which is also Spirit, functions in the physical world through people. This is why our prayers are answered through people. When we pray for a job, we get it from people, when we pray for money, we also get it from people. Infinite Intelligence never answers our prayers directly because it needs a physical body to function in the physical universe. 

2.Infinite Intelligence Chooses People to Accomplish Its Mission

Study ancient societies and you’ll realize that they all had ‘God-chosen’ folks.  For instance, the Arabians had Muhammad, the Kenyan Akamba had Syokimau, the Nazarenes had Jesus Christ, and the Egyptians had Hermes Trismegistus. These individuals had certain missions that Infinite Intelligence wanted them to accomplish. It used Syokimau and Muhammad as prophets, Jesus as the ‘Savior,’ and Hermes Trismegistus as the enlightener.

I don’t know the criteria The Creator uses in choosing these people. However, I speculate The Creator usually chooses the humble, the generous, or the curious.

N/B – ‘Prophetess Syokimau’s death was surrounded by so many supernatural occurrences. This confirmed beyond reasonable doubts that Syokimau was not just an ordinary woman. She was an icon. A CHOSEN PROPHETESS. A Kamba leader.’ – Francis Mutunga, Syokimau – The Kenyan prophetess.

3.You’ll Live a Wonderful Life if You Build Your Inner World

Building the inner world ensures you have a good life. For instance, you’ll have a good life if you become the master of your thoughts and feelings because you’ll attract whatever you want into your life. Besides, you’ll enjoy life if you raise your vibrations because you’ll experience a greater sense of inner peace, joy, hope, and love.

4.Spiritual Practices Are Important to Your Brain

 ‘Whether you are a staunch atheist, a reserved agnostic, or a devout believer, you are equally likely to find the effects of religion on human brains astonishing.’ – Jasmin Collier, What Religion Does to Your Brain

Spiritual practices are important to the human brain. For instance, meditation encourages the brain to produce gamma waves hence improving our creativity, concentration, and clarity levels. Moreover, fasting improves brain function, and many scientists have proved that prayer increases activity in the frontal lobe, which is the part of the brain that deals with memory and attention. Furthermore, practicing silence eradicates stress in the brain hence resulting in a feeling of relaxation.

For this reason, you can incorporate spiritual practices in your daily life even when you don’t believe in spirituality because they are good for your brain.

5.Infinite Intelligence Needs its Creation

I used to doubt the idea that Infinite Intelligence needs its creation. However, I believed in it after meditating on nature and realizing that this intelligence is obsessed with the continuity of all living things and thus designed mating to be irresistible. Also, the fact that it provides to all living things enlightened me that it’s obsessed with their survival and continuity. This discovery eradicated my worries as I realized that The Source of Creation treasures my survival.

Conclusion

Besides the above amazing truths, I believe I’ll discover more amazing spiritual truths which I’ll share with you. Hope you’ll be around.

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