Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Praying Can Bring Serenity

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Praying Can Bring Serenity

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LIFE SUPPORT

Shirley Cornish

SO much evidence points to the power of prayer in everyday life.

Mostly when we think of prayer, we associate it with specific religions and, if by choice we do not follow a specific doctrine, we may tend to dismiss prayer as having little relevance.

However, prayer is available to each and every one of us, no matter our belief. When life is particularly tough, prayer could be a personal anchor. Prayer has many formats but from a spiritual perspective the following works well.

Imagine yourself as an aentitya alongside you. What would you look like? Once you have decided on a form (many people find it easier to pick an actual person they trust rather than a non-descript form). When you have the form, give it/him/her a name.

Prayer format (say in your head or out loud, it is up to you).

aDear [The name], for the highest good of mankind, please hear my prayer. Thank you for, or, I am so grateful for . …

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