Despite the technical difficulties during the last podcast episode, I am still glad that I was able to share the power of prayer. In this episode, I discussed how praying impacts our wellness. I want to share my insights because this topic is very close to my heart.
First, let me ask you a question. How do you pray? What benefits does it bring you?
In my case, I follow the ACTS (Adoration, Contrition, Thankfulness, Supplication) guide. First, I give praise and adoration. Then I confess my sins and ask for pardon. Afterward, I express my gratitude and then ask for something I need.
Why? Prayers give me strength. Being able to connect to God or a higher being assures me. Even if things don’t go as planned, I can still breathe easily. I know someone up there is in control and will bless me with something better.
Prayer and meditation give us the same benefit. When we pray, we enter into a state of meditation. We focus our energies on a single thing, and it centers us. I shared this article from Westmont, written by Gayle D. Beebe, Ph.D , that says prayer is a science.
As I have enumerated, here are four ways that praying affects us.
1. ) It creates a profound impact on our brains. Twelve minutes of prayer enhances our social awareness and compassion.
2. ) Allows our brains to keep evolving. Our brain is nimble. We keep changing as we experience more and engage more.
3. ) We become mindful of how we change. We either check if we are improving or not.
4. ) It brings personal balance in life. When we pause for prayer, we give ourselves time to breathe and commune with a divine being.
Then I talked about the study conducted by Crystal Park. Here are four benefits of praying for our emotional health:
It offers us a sense of purpose. We go beyond our day-to-day lives.
Provides social support.
Lifts the spirit. I suggest listening to worship songs to feel lighter!
Helps us cope with difficulties. Life can be challenging. Even so, it is always comforting to know someone has our back. Even if we are alone.
I always remind everyone to pray! Why? For me, prayer is a free and fast way to climb the emotional ladder. Prayers allow us to converse with God. It’s a direct line to the Divine. It’s like having a 24/7 buddy who doesn’t say no when we need to talk.
Remember to match it with breathwork for quality prayers. Prayers allow us to self-reflect and unlock the hidden truths in us.
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I’d also like to invite you to our Wellness Tribe for a life filled with fulfillment and wellness. You can also gift yourselves and your loved ones with gifts that keep on gifting. Feel free to check out my page and this website for more details!
Love and light!