When you enter prayer, it is very helpful to first release selfish motives and personal desires. You may wish to pray:
Beloved One, please bless my prayers. May I pray to You, free of selfish motives, personal desires and willful opinions. Please cleanse my mind and heart. I seek that Your loving will be done, not my will.
Then mentally chant Amen or Om and attune with the Lord of your heart. Center in your soul and enter deeply into relationship with your Divine Beloved.
Western mystics often conclude their prayers saying Amen which means “Truly, certainly. So it is! May it be so!” Eastern mystics often conclude their prayers with the sacred word Om which means “Universal Spirit, allness, oneness.”
THE ATTITUDE OF PRAYER
WHICH FORMS TO USE
As you pray for your needs and the various needs of others, you will probably find in time that you use all fifteen methods of prayer. However, you’ll likely adopt three or four as your favorites and use them most often.
After your practice of purification and after you have consciously entered into relationship with the Lord of your heart, select one person or a particular situation and decide how you’d like to pray.
Now let us turn to the sublime methods of prayer.
We ask you to commit two hours a week to selfless service. This service can be anything you choose ranging from helping a family member or neighbor to volunteering at a nonprofit organization.
This commitment is solely between you and your inner self.
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