“Prayer is the medium of miracles. It is a means of communication of the created with the Creator. Through prayer love is received, and through miracles love is expressed.” (A Course in Miracles, FIP ed., T-1.I.11)
We need prayer more than God needs it from us, though He is said to be lonely when the minds He created do not commune with Him. Since God is within (All is within), then we are communing with our innermost depths when we pray. We will not be disappointed. If we turn to God whenever we feel tangled up or mixed up, we will find solace for our aching souls.
We get this solace because we are feeling love from God, and love is the great resolver of everything that has gone wrong or might go wrong. This is not a trite expression of faith; it is the way that life is set up. We may be blessed without communing with God, for He loves us still, but we will not feel so blessed as we will with complete and utter surrender to His way and will.
We ask Jesus what miracles we are to perform, once we have received this all-encompassing love from God Himself. We don’t just think up good deeds for others, and then seek to do those good deeds. Even the most altruistic impulse of ours could easily be the wrong thing to do, if we haven’t received guidance about that action. Ask Jesus, or the Holy Spirit, what we are to do about any impulses for altruistic action that we have. Is doing something a right thing? Or would it be better to wait on His guidance? We will get our answers when we stop long enough to surrender to a Higher Will, and to do the bidding that we receive. We will not have to wait long; the Holy Spirit can speak to us, and will, when we ask from a tranquil and easy heart.
Why is it this way? We do not know enough to make decisions on our own. When we attempt to do so, we are attempting to develop our own judgments about a given issue or person. And our judgment will be wrong, for we don’t see the whole picture—past, present, and future. But there is One—the Holy Spirit—Who does see that whole picture. His judgments are always true. And He speaks from that loving judgment to all of us who ask for guidance. We are set on our way through this meandering world by starting the day right by asking. Always asking. And we continue to ask as the day unfolds. This way what we do and say, and even what we think, are miracles of expediency in our journey through life. We walk surely, for we have a sure Guide.