What is Affirmative Prayer?

After we have denied the belief that an idea, person or situation has power over us, and released, let go or moved through old beliefs, fears or concerns, it is very important to replace this old way of thinking with affirmative statements that support, uplift and heal. This is the power of affirmative prayer.

So I tell you. Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” – Mark 11:24

Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” – Matthew 6:8

‘Asking’ through affirmative prayer is using our words, with focused intention and positive, faithful feeling, to speak the good that is already here, in the Mind of God, for us to consciously connect with here and now.

We pray from the perspective of God. In other words, not from the point of the problem, but from the point of the solution. We are aligning with God as Source, Presence, or Divine Love and Wisdom, remembering that we are all beloved expressions of God and that our every need is already met.

Our role here is to honestly recognise what our need is. Is it for loving relationships? Is it for a safe and comfortable place to live? Is it for good health and well being? Is it for right employment? Or for something else?

When we get clear about what we really want, and focus on this in the knowing that in the mind of God it is here for us now, using our words with positive, feelingful intention, we are aligning with our highest good, and experiencing the way for it to become manifest.

Our role is also to hold the intention of the highest and best outcome for all (not necessarily the specific outcome for us we think we are looking for).

In Unity we say that God knows the whole picture – we only see in part. As we pray to know the highest good for us all, even greater good than we can imagine will be experienced.

Affirmative prayer aligns us with the truth of who we are – whole, loving, creative, insightful expressions of God.

Let affirmative prayer guide you to this experience of your true self.

An example of affirmative prayer.

As I relax into prayer, I centre myself in God’s holy presence, letting go or moving through any concerns, to touch the peace of God in the stillness.

I am attuned to the healing power and activity of God, at work right now in my body. My body, mind and heart respond to this healing life-giving energy. I am renewed and restored.

I give thanks for the light of God guiding all the medical people who support me on my healing journey.

Thank you, God, for my healing, that is happening now.

Amen

To experience affirmative prayer in person, email us at: silent.unity@unityuk.org or call us on 01628 628916.