Connect with us

SPIRITUAL WISDOM

Does Prayer Influence External Events?

Published

on

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.

You Are Welcome to Join the Unbounded Wisdom Community on Facebook for insightful quotes and ideas.

Continue Reading
6 Comments

6 Comments

  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.

Leave a Reply

SPIRITUAL WISDOM

20 Powerful Spiritual Truths You Must Know Right Now

Published

on

After reading several spiritual books and meditating every day, I realized the following truths, which I believe everyone must know.

  1. What you do unto others shall be done unto you.
  2. You exist within the Creator. Therefore, your blessings and opportunities are infinite.
  3. If Jesus came today, none of us would have believed that he was the Son of God.
  4. You’ll experience a spiritual awakening once you realize the true history of man.
  5. Many spiritual beings exist among us, and we’ll only see them when we raise our states of consciousness.
  6. Once you know the esoteric knowledge the Illuminati possesses, you’ll never be the same again.
  7. Myths have hidden spiritual truths in them. Therefore, don’t ignore them completely.
  8. No one, including those who wrote the Bible, knows how God created the world.
  9. Always study nature because the principles of the Creator are written in nature.
  10. The most important spiritual knowledge is found in banned biblical books and secret societies.
  11. Everyone has magical powers; the problem is that nobody bothers to awaken them.
  12. We are controlled by the Illuminati because we are led by our egos. It could be impossible for them to control us if we lived as our higher-selves.
  13. Immortal kings or Gods once ruled the earth.
  14.  The more you fight the ego, the more it grows. The only way to overcome the ego is to practice living as your higher-self.
  15. If you focus on material things and ignore spiritual development, you’ll never be fulfilled.
  16. Only those who avoid competing with others can live in harmony with others.
  17. The search for God is madness for God exists within the seeker.
  18.  Your true self, which is creative, clairvoyant, and magical, will never arise if you attach yourself to the ego/false self.
  19. Once you stop comparing your present moment with memories, you’ll see the blessings within every moment.
  20. ‘You’ll never lack anything if you study the laws that govern the universe and live by them.

THE END

You are welcome to my facebook group: unbounded wisdom community, for insightful quotes and ideas.

Continue Reading

SPIRITUAL WISDOM

An Amazing Occultic Interpretation of the Most Powerful Bible Verses

Published

on

Since the ancient times, occult teachings were only shared among priests and royal classes. Occultists were not allowed to share secret spiritual knowledge with the masses because the royal classes wanted to keep the masses dumb.

Today, we are lucky because we can access several occult teachings through books written by famous occultists such as Gerald Gardner and William Walker Atkinson.

I have read several books that provide amazing occult teachings and I fell in love with William Atkinson’s book, The Inner Teachings of the Master. In the book, Atkinson explains the history of Christianity and provides an occult interpretation of Biblical verses.

In this article, I’ll share with you his interpretation of the most powerful Bible verses.

Enjoy:

  • Matthew 5:3 – “Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven

Blessed are those who renounce petty ambitions of the world and vainglory because they will realize their real-self.

  • Matthew 5:4 – Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.

The meek are individuals who respect the spirit within and submit themselves to its guidance. These individuals are blessed because they will become masters of earthly things. They will rise above temporary things and become earthly lords because they will access the Kingdom within them.

  • Matthew 5: 8 – Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Those who attain purity of the heart and recognize that God exists within them will see God in everything.

  • Matthew 5: 9 – Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.

Those who bring peace by informing people that all religions teach the same things and that there is only one God in all ceremonies, dogmas, and titles, are the Sons of God.

  • Matthew 5: 17 – 18 –‘Think not that I came to destroy the law of the prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfill.

Jesus believed in the ancient wisdom of the ancient prophets, and he did not come to destroy it. He wanted people to know that he came to provide more teachings about it.

  • Matthew 5: 39 – ‘You have heard that it was said an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, but I say unto you, resist not him that is evil, but whosoever smiteth thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.’

All occultists must have a positive mental attitude towards others, and they must be aware that higher thoughts of love neutralize evils and eradicate negative emotions such as hatred and anger.

  • Matthew 7: 7 -12 – Ask, and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find…..What man is there of you if his son asks him for a loaf will give him a stone…All things, therefore whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so, do unto them.’

Here, Jesus wanted people to live by faith in the Spirit, and he wanted people to know that the way they treat others will determine how people will treat them.

THE END

Thanks for Reading, and Peace be With Ye.

Continue Reading

Trending