Prayer and Miracles

“11. Prayer is the medium of miracles. Prayer is the natural communication between the created and the Creator. Through prayer love is received, and through miracles love is expressed.” (ACIM, COA ed., T-1.11:1-3)

There is a direct parallel between this quotation for today, from A Course in Miracles, and words in A Course of Love, a treatise that many believe is a sequel to ACIM. In the chapter on the “art of thought” in ACOL, we are encouraged to believe that the art of thought is miracle-mindedness, miracle-readiness, miracles themselves, as well miracles that come through prayer.

This is not the usual supplication to God. This prayer is virtually a constant thing in our lives, a habit of thought that encourages expressions of love and thereby creates miracles. In its highest form, prayer is communion with God in which words disappear. Our mind and heart are turned to God, attuned to Him, and we dwell in a new relationship to our deepest being, where God Himself dwells.

Would we not want to express love always? Why do we so often trip ourselves up when we would be about our Father’s business? We love, and then we get angry or upset, and we withdraw love. So our lives become erratic. A constant sense of love received and given is the better way. And it is the way in which miracles come into full force.

Trust today that guidance will tell us what miracles to perform, what expressions of love to make plain to our brothers and sisters. When we pray thus, we are in God’s will in a manner that allows all good things to occur. We are in God’s will with our deepest nature.

Dear God,

I would pray deeply and without words, just a constant sense of being with You, in communion with all that is good. The way to do this is simple, but often overlooked. It is to retain a sense of peace and harmony in the midst of life’s trials, and then the tribulations really do disappear. Jesus has said in ACIM that we don’t have to have tribulations here, unlike how he was quoted in the Bible.

I would also welcome Jesus into my life. His hand enfolds mine, and when that happens, it is easy to be peaceful.

Amen.

3 thoughts on “Prayer and Miracles

  1. irienelove

    Beautiful post. Question: I loved the part about not withdrawing love when you are angry or upset. Yesterday my friend kept scolding me a lot. So eventually I asked if she was upset with me. She said no. I said thank you for a lovely day. And I left. Was me leaving a withdrawal of love? It was hurting my heart to receive all the scolding. Blessings to you!

    Reply
    1. Celia Hales Post author

      If someone is attacking you, as in a scolding, I don’t think either A Course in Miracles or A Course of Love would ask you to stay with those words ringing in your ears. Neither ACIM nor ACOL, though, tackles this question head-on, and so I am reluctant to do so.

      If you can get yourself to a place that you still love, if only internally, I think you are on the right track.

      Love, Celia

      Reply

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