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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Prayer for Every Mother in the World

Knowing that God is All ... and the Spirit of God is everywhere Present ... I accept and realize for all the mothers in the world, that love, peace, joy and happiness reigns supreme in their lives in this very moment. I believe that being a mother is a Divine Appointment ... and since it is part of God ... those who choose to be mothers are blessed immensely by God's eternal Love. Everywhere in the world God is living in the spirit of each and every mother. And in this blessing for mothers, I know that for every woman who desires to be a mother ... this desire is fulfilled according to their belief. And for every mother who is separated from her child by war ... I realize for you that there is no separation in the Mind of God ... your blessings of love are showered upon your children ... no matter where they may be. I know and believe that the Love within a mother's heart is the Spirit Itself, loving and caring for Its children through each and every mother, everywhere. In this moment ... I am blessed to know and realize that Love is Omnipresent and Omnipotent ... for It is of God ... a part of God that moves through every living thing ... and this Love finds Its most glorious expression through the hearts of mothers. I know this is so ... I am blessed for knowing it ... and so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Friday, May 9, 2008

Affirming the Good

In this work I teach affirmative prayer and I personally practice affirmative prayer every day for myself and others.

I know and affirm that the Truth of every illness is that there is perfect health waiting to be revealed. I know and affirm that instead of financial lack, there is an abundance that will flow into our lives as we accept a greater measure of it. I know and affirm that beyond the appearance of loneliness there is loving companionship waiting for us to attract it into our lives through faith and prayer. "It is the Father's Good pleasure to give ..." ... let's make it our good pleasure to accept our Good!

Keep the faith!

Rev. Bates

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Only Power In My Life

From "Your Needs Met":
"There is no power but of God." Rom. 13:1
..... God is the only power in my life. Nothing from without can touch the perfect Life of God within. No past experience has power over me. The Power of God is greater than any circumstance in my life. The strength of God is mine to use.
.... Turning away from all feelings of inadequacy, I discover that all that I need is within me now. As I forgive the past I find that I have nothing to atone for, nothing to run away from. I discover my true Self. I am whole ... I am free ... I am complete now and forever.
And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Prayer for Overcoming Worry

This is from the great Dr. Joseph Murphy:
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Every morning when I awaken, I turn to God
in prayer and know that God is my loving Father. I relax
my body; then I have a dialogue with God, which is my Higher Self.
I become as a little child, trusting the God-Presence completely and
I know that God is healing me now.
I affirm lovingly: "Thank you, Father, for this wonderful day. It is
God's day; it is filled with joy, peace, happiness, and success for me.
I look forward with a happy expectancy to this day. The wisdom and
inspiration of God governs me during the entire day. God is my partner;
everything I do will turn out in a wonderful way. I believe that God is
guiding me, and His love fills my soul.
I claim boldly: I am full of confidence in the goodness of God. I know
that He watches over me at all times. I let go; I am poised, serene, and
calm. I know that it is God in action in all phases of my life, and Divine
law and order reign supreme.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Monday, May 5, 2008

Dwelling with God

This prayer-treatment was written by the great Dr. Joseph Murphy, author of "The Power of Your Subconscious Mind":
"I live in a state of consciousness. It is the consciousness of inner peace, joy, harmony, and good will for all men. I know that my real country is not a geographical location; a country is a dwelling place. I dwell in the Secret Place of the Most High; I abide in the Shadow of the Almighty; I walk and talk with God all the days of my life. I know that there is only one Divine Family, and that is humanity. "Let God arise, and his enemies be scattered." (Psalm 68:1)
I know that my only enemies are fear, ignorance, superstition, compromise, and other false gods. I will not permit these enemies to dwell in my mind. I refuse to give negative thoughts a passport to my mind. I enthrone God and His love in my mind. I think, feel, and act from the standpoint of Divine love. I mentally touch the Divine power now, and It moves in my behalf; I feel invincible. Peace begins with me. I feel God's river of peace flowing through me now.

I claim that the love of God permeates the hearts of all men, and God and His wisdom rule, guide, and govern me and all men everywhere. God inspires me, our leaders, and the governments of all nations to do His will, and His will only. The will of God is harmony, peace, joy, wholeness, beauty, and perfection. It is wonderful!"

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Nothing is impossible for God

God-in-the-midst of me is able, willing and ready for a greater expression of Life through me. I know that the Power of God is working in and through me to expand my consciousness of success, wealth, health, and happiness. Knowing that the One Mind Is All ... and is always available to me ... I have a sufficiency in all things. Infinite Intelligence within me, which is God, knows what is right for me, makes my decisions and tells me what to do from moment to moment. I am Spirit-directed in all that I do and so my success is assured and all my needs are met. I am gloriously, marvelously, thrilled and grateful that God and I are One! And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates