Try Prayer Power excerpt from “The Power of Positive Thinking”

Try Prayer Power excerpt from “The Power of Positive Thinking”

by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale


Personally, I used to pray daily as part of my daily routine, I start my day with a prayer of gratitudes, thanking God for all the blessings and for the learnings from life experiences. I then follow it with my personal prayers for guidance and then to my dreams.  After my prayers, I then get my bible and read it to know and learn the word of God. This routine makes my day great as I know that God is guiding me.

Let’s check here how you can make a Prayer your resort anytime of the day whether you’re experiencing happiness or sadness.

A prayer is a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or an object of worship.  A simple formula for effective prayer suggested in the book of “The Power of Positive Thinking” consist of (1) PRAYERIZE, (2)PICTURIZE, (3) ACTUALIZE.

Prayerize means a daily system of creative prayer, prayer without ceasing, filling your daily life full of prayer.  The second point in the formula of creative prayer is to picturize. The basic factor in physics is force.  The basic factor in psychology is the realizable wish. The man who assumes success tends already to have success. People who assume failure tend to have failure.  When either failure or success is picturized it strongly tends to actualize in terms equivalent to the mental image pictured.  Practice believing and continue to hold the picturization firmly in your thoughts.  In this manner, the picture actualizes. That which you have prayerized and picturized actualizes according to the pattern of your basic realizable wish when conditioned by invoking God’s power upon it, and, if, moreover, you give fully of yourself to its realization.

Following are ten rules for getting effective results from prayer.

1.) Set aside a few minutes every day.  Do not say anything. Simply practice thinking about God. This will make your mind spiritually receptive.

2.) Then pray orally, using simple, natural words. Tell God anything that is on your mind. Do not think you must use stereotyped pious phrases. Talk to God in your own language. He understand it.

3.) Pray as you go about the business of the day, on the subway or bust or at your desk.  Utilize minute prayers by closing your eyes to shut out the world and concentrating briefly on God’s presence.  The more you do this everyday, the nearer you will feel God’s presence.

4.) Do not always ask when you pray, but instead affirm that God’s blessings are being given, and spend most of your prayers giving thanks.

5.) Pray with the belief that sincere prayers can reach out and surround your loved ones with God’s love and protection.

6.) Never use a negative thought in prayer. Only positive thoughts get results.

7.) Always express willingness to accept God’s will.  Ask for what you want, but be willing to take what God gives you.  It may be better than what you ask for.

8.) Practice the attitude of putting everything in God’s hands. Ask for the ability to do your best and to leave the results confidently to God.

9.) Pray for people you do not like or who have mistreated you. Resentment is blockade number one of spiritual power.

10.) Make a list of people for whom to pray.  The more you pray for other people, especially, those not connected with you, the more prayer results will come back to you.


Hi, I’m Ralf Roger Tagao, a CPA & Real Estate Broker. My passion is reading books about business, success, leadership and all other motivational books that help me develop myself more. I love to share my ideas, knowledge and learnings to other people that I think will benefit them.

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