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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Daily Prayer

From Dr. Joseph Murphy:
"I know that no matter what negative beliefs I held yesterday, my prayer or affirmation of truth will rise triumphantly over it today.
Today is God's day; it is a glorious day for me. I am full of peace, harmony, and joy. My faith is in the goodness of God, in the guidance of God, and in the love of God. I am absolutely convinced that my deeper mind receives the impress of my present thoughts now, and I am irresistably attracting into my experience all the good things my heart desires. I now place all my reliance, faith, and trust in the power and wisdom of God within me; I am at peace.
I hear the invitation of the God-Presence within me saying, "come unto me, all ye that labor ... and I will give you rest" ... I rest in God; all is well.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Friday, May 16, 2008

Healing Prayer-Treatment

There is only One Mind ... It is Infinite ... It is Power ... It knows no limitation ... It does not know the word incurable ... or the word emergency ... nor the word urgency. It works through the silence of our mind to heal, to prosper and to bless ... this is what It does ... through us and for us. As we recognize our own perfection and the perfection of those who concern us, we can then speak our word for healing, perfection and wholeness, knowing that the word we speak is the Truth for us and the Truth for others. Everything unlike God is merely a "false thought" or a "false belief" manifesting as an illusion of something unreal ... there is nothing to heal ... only God to be revealed ... this is the Truth for me and the Truth for you and the Truth for everyone. As we speak the Truth about ourselves or about anyone .... our treatment is a direct statement of belief into Mind, and coupled with our realization that the healing that we desire is already an accomplished fact ... the healing is complete. I know for me and I know for you that our healing is complete, now. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

This treatment is for_______ name ______________.

I rejoice and give thanks for the consciousness of knowing that there is only One Life, this Life is God, and this Life is ____ name _____ life, now. There is only One ... One Life, One Presence, One Body ... and this is the Life, the Presence, and the Body of God expressing through All Life now and always. I know and accept for ____ name ____ that this Perfect Life which is God, is expressing through my/his/her life now. I know that the vitality and the energy of Spirit moves through ____ name ____ heart, mind, and mentality ... as life, as peace, as joy, as love, as freedom ... moving through my/his/her mind and body as perfect health ... as wholeness ... as perfection ... for this is the Spirit of God within ____ name ___ expressing Itself wholly and completely. I know that all that ____ name ___ is ... is God ... not all of God ... but all that I/he/she is (am), is God. I know this Presence operates fully and completely removing all things unlike Health ... unlike this Perfect Life that Spirit is expressing through me/her/him now. I know that Spirit is One with the mind of ___ name ___ and permeates my/his/her mind with ideas of Health and Wholeness ... creating a healthy mind and a healthy body ... now. There is nothing to block this perfect movement of Spirit as It expresses the Perfection of Its Life through ____ name ___ now. I am certain ... and I am convinced ... that this Perfect, infinitely individualized, expression of the Infinite in the form of ___ name ___ is free of all things that hinder this Presence of God within me/him/her. My heart, my mind and my soul ... feels a deep sense of gratitude for knowing that God is in the midst of __ name __ and there is nothing else ... for there is only God ... and besides It there is nothing. I know that this Presence ... this Life ... gives freely of Itself to all that It has created ... and I know that ___ name ___ is the Perfect expression of It ... now, and always. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I Recognize God, and God Responds

I relax mentally and physically. I free my mind of any sense of strain or hurry. I recognize that there is One Supreme Power which is Spirit, Life and Infinite Intelligence. I know that my word is the presence, the power and the activity of the Supreme Law of Life now operating through me. I recognize that I am One with, and a definite part of, this Perfect Life, this Supreme Intelligence, and this Infinite Harmony. I recognize that the Truth about me and my success and prosperity is already established in pure Spirit. I declare that this word is the Law of Spirit establishing harmony and right adjustment in my life. Success and prosperity are the Law of my life now. I am governed by pure Intelligence and inspired by Divine Wisdom. I am guided into right action and I am compelled to make right decisions. I am surrounded by friendship, love and beauty. I am filled with enthusiasm, joy, and abundant vitality. Every organ, action and function of my physical being represents the Divine Life manifesting through me. I am filled with the awareness and Truth that there is but One Mind which governs everything intelligently. This Mind is the Mind of God, and this Mind rules my life through me. It is perfect, indestructible and divine. As I affirm my success, excellent health, happiness, prosperity and joy ... this Intelligence responds to me ... working through my consciousness to manifest ... to actualize ... to demonstrate the All-Good in my life now.
And so it is!

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Monday, May 12, 2008

Life Imagined!

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.Live the life you’ve imagined!”— Henry David Thoreau
As I establish the awareness in my consciousness that All Is Mind and All Is God, I know that my mind ... aligned with Infinite Intelligence, can imagine that which I have yet to experience. I understand Einstein's statement, "imagination is more important than knowledge" ... as I know that knowledge can take me only so far in my quest to vision a life that is far beyond that which I have previously experienced. I believe that my imagination is Infinite Mind bringing to my awareness new ideas and new images for me to make unlimited choices as to what I choose to experience, to have, or to be. I imagine and accept for myself a greater success than I have previously experienced. I imagine and accept for myself greater wealth than I have previously experienced. I imagine and accept for myself greater loving companionship than I have previously experienced. And most of all, I imagine and accept for myself a greater confidence in my continuing Health than I have previously experienced. Life is Good ... and the Life that I have experienced has been good and very good ... and I am grateful for each and every experience that I have entered into ... for I have received the Good from each experience. In this moment ... I begin to expand my thoughts and ideas ... and my vision for a Life that is filled with enthusiasm and great joy. I love this experience called Life ... and I experience it with purpose, achievement and accomplishments. I know that the Power that moves through my imagination ... is God, Infinite Spirit ... and I embrace Spirit in my imagination knowing that as I include Spirit in all that I do ... I receive the Life I imagine! And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Light of Spirit

From Dr. Ernest Holmes: Suppose every day you say to yourself:
"My thoughts are radiant with the Light of Spirit.
There is no darkness in my mind.
I am directed by the Spirit of Wisdom.
I am guided into right action, into happiness and success,
because the Light of Spirit shines from the very center of my being.
This Light illumines my path and makes straight the way before me.
This Light is God, the living Spirit Almighty."
And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates