So, I give this to you: for yourselves, work earnestly with everything that The Infinite Way writings say about the nature of God, the nature of error, because when you have, you will now understand the nature of prayer.
Prayer is no longer words or thoughts.
Prayer is no longer asking God to do something or expecting something of God.
Now prayer has got a whole new meaning.
And, as I see it, prayer is a state of silence in which I become receptive to the word of God.
Prayer is a state of silence, where the mind is still and the spiritual faculty is alert and receives the grace of God.
This is prayer.
So prayer has nothing to do with getting God to do something.
Prayer has nothing to do with getting God’s power to destroy something.
Prayer has nothing to do with influencing God.
God forbid that prayer should be used to tell God what to do or influence God or bribe God.
Prayer is a state of silence in which we commune, in which we receive God’s grace and where every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God becomes power, and we become the receptivity through which it flows. And that’s why the Master could say, “I am a servant.” And in this relationship, that’s all we are. We’re a servant here, receiving the grace of God and allowing it to flow. And anybody that gets egotistical about that is going to lose their head, because the closer you get to being a Master, the more of a servant you will become. Because the more you will realize it isn’t I of my own self that’s doing this, no, it’s the flow that’s taking place through me. And there’s your true sense of humility. Humility doesn’t mean being less than somebody else. It doesn’t mean being less than anybody on the face of the earth. It means that as an avenue of God, you’re nothing but the avenue. Never, never will you believe that you have power to heal if you understand The Infinite Way. Never will you believe that you have power to reform somebody or to give them illumination. No. You will understand yourself to be the instrument of God’s grace. And the benefit that you can be to anyone is in proportion to their receptivity, and their devotion and their sacrifice of self. Otherwise, all the rich people could go around hiring us and we could make them spiritually great, but we can’t.