Beggars Prayer vs Creators PrayerLast month LOA Business Coach Matt O’Grady invited us to consider how we pray.
He suggested that all prayers are not created equal, as some are a beggar’s prayer (as in “God, please help me, I really need this”) while others are a creator’s prayer (i.e. “I stake my claim as a divine being and am ready to receive”).
We know it’s not the words that dictate how our world unfolds, but rather the energy behind those words. And it’s not hard to feel the difference between the needful “asking” version versus the empowered “claiming it” prayer.
In fact, we’ve probably all heard Alice Walker’s quote that “thank you is the best prayer anyone could say.”
Along those lines, P’taah’s Morning Song is one of my favorite prayers. I’ll paste an excerpt below, but please visit their page to read the entire piece (where you can also order a laminated copy). I’ve kept a copy on my desk for years!
P’taah’s Thank You Prayer:
Thank you for the miracle of life that I am and
thank you for the miracle of life I see reflected all about me.
Thank you for the gift of life that I am.
Thank you for this perfect body, my health and well-being,
Thank you for the abundance that I am and
thank you for the abundance I see reflected all about me.
Thank you for the riches and the richness of my life and
thank you for the river of money which flows to me and through me,
Thank you for the excitement and adventure of the millions of wondrous
possibilities and wondrous probabilities, thank you.
excerpt from P’taah’s Morning Song, as channelled by Jani King 1998
And with that, I’ll reiterate Matt’s invitation to be aware of how you’re praying today.