PRAYER: An Affirmation of Truth

Rev. Mary Louise Ruffner


Prayer is indeed a phenomenal way of participating fully and freely in this thing called life. There are many schools of thought, combined with one’s personal experiences, that influence one’s prayer life.  For example:

In Ancient Chinese philosophy,” Yin and Yang is a concept of dualism, describing how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. – Yin is the receptive and Yang the active principle, seen in all forms.” (Wikipedia) 

In the Christian Bible we find: “There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant.”  (Ecclesiastes 3)

The Science of Mind teaches: “This is a Universe of Wholeness, All-ness, Oneness. Spirit is a transcendent, perfect Whole that, in Its Infinite Inclusivity, harmoniously embraces all seeming opposites. ~ Each human being is endowed with free will and can thus choose to experience freedom or bondage, abundance or lack, joy or misery, all of which lie within the Infinite Inclusivity of God.” (Core Concept Five)

There is a common thread running through all of these concepts that may support us greatly when we discern the One Truth permeating them all.

When I was first introduced to the vastness of the ocean, I learned of its natural ebb and flow. I was amazed how far into its waters I could walk during low tide. It was in these early morning hours I discovered some of the mysteries of the sea that would otherwise be hidden. Attempting to walk the same distance during high tide would put my life at risk. However, both aspects require careful scrutiny, for they each had their advantages. High tide is a sheer delight for surfers as they catch the wave. Low tide allowed one to see just below the surface.

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There’s no point in wishing, hoping, begging, and pleading for God to express something other than what It is. Instead, when we pray, the more we adhere to the Nature of Being, the more of Life’s secrets are revealed.  Prayer is not for the purpose of convincing a God out there somewhere what would be the best outcome for a particular situation, and in return assure It of our allegiance – sort of a quid pro quo

The All-Powerful One is changeless in Its nature and cannot be persuaded otherwise. However, the good news is, the apparent good we seek for our lives is already the nature and the Presence of God within ourselves. Ernest Holmes teaches, “the highest God and the innermost God is One.”

Therefore, prayer is for the purpose of affirming our faith in that which is already so.  The affirmative prayer of New Thought is not new. It is simply conveying the Ancient Wisdom that has always been known by the great mystics throughout time. New Thought conveys The Truth of Being in today’s language. Health, Wealth, Beauty, Love, Peace, and Joy are our inherent nature. They belong to us now.

From The Living Bible, the words of Jesus are translated saying, “Listen to me! You can pray for anything, and if you believe you have it; it’s yours!” 

 Let us pray for a world that works for everyone!

This Week’s Affirmation

My experiences in life are just perfect expressions of my gratitude.

by Keith Childers


StillPoint ~ a doorway to the infinite ~



“In prayer our spirit makes its great demand upon the Universe. Through faith in the invisible Source of good, it claims the particular good it desires. And when our whole inner being is in continual harmony with the Source, knowing it is ever pressing forward into expression through our acts, then it is that we shall come to have and experience an abundance of good for all that makes life worthwhile.”
~ Ernest Holmes, The Spiritual Universe and You ~

~ This two-part experiential workshop is designed to awaken the Creative Genius within both the seasoned traveler as well as those new to the path. ~

Each stage of Spiritual Mind Treatment is an art and your mind the canvas.

The guided meditations, exploratory exercises, and authentic sharing become the blueprint for the manifestation of your soul’s sincere desire, in both form and experience.

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When: Saturday, February 11, 2022 and Saturday, February 18, 2022

Time:   10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Zoom Room (Will receive link registration)

Facilitator: Reverend Mary L. Ruffner

Suggested Tuition: $75.00

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Indicate: T&F (Technique and Fire)

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Bring an open heart and an open mind. 

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