Using Prayer for Guidance
Have you ever gone to talk with a friend, seeking a sounding board so that you might more clearly hear what it is you desire to understand? Then, if you listen carefully, you realize that you are trying to convince that friend that decision you’ve already made is the right one. Our prayers for guidance are often just like that. Too often, they are merely exercises in manipulating our own minds and emotions. True prayer for guidance releases the answers that are already within us. It requires letting go of what we think we want, and being willing to embrace the higher vision we truly have for our lives. This higher vision is the Divine Inspiration within us desiring to express more fully as us.