Power of Prayer: Ask And You Shall Receive

You will receive everything you ask for. This is an idea that helps me because when I know I’m able to get what I ask for, it encourages me to ask for the right things. When I ask for help and I get it, it encourages me to ask for more help. I know that if I ask for pain and suffering and misery that I will get that, too.

I am aware that life will give me what I ask for because it’s done it so many times before. The trick is the form it comes in may not be what I expect. Let me give you an example. If I ask for better health, I may get some new habits that allow me to be a healthier person. If I ask for better health and this body has had enough, I may end up dying and getting a new body. If I ask for better health, I may end up having some disaster that forces me to take better care of myself.

When I ask for things I pay attention to the intent behind my asking. The real thing I’m asking for will decide what I get. For example, if I think someone is mean and deserves to suffer,  I’m asking for more pain and suffering. I can’t ask for something for me that won’t also come for someone else. I can’t ask for something for you that I won’t get. For example, if I ask for you to have a good day, I’m asking for me to have a good day, too. My intent behind the asking is to bring about love, happiness, serenity and faith. When I’m asking for you to have a good  day, that’s the reasoning behind it. When I ask for you to have a good day, I will get it. I will get a good day out of it for me, for sure. When I want the best for you, I get the best out of it. When I’m taking care of myself and having a happy life, you are also likely to get the best out of me.

I’ve made this post with the hope to ask for you to have a good day. It’s amazing when you see that you get what you ask for. Sometimes it encourages me to not ask for anything if you’re happy with how things are. It’s sometimes better not to ask for anything than to ask for the wrong thing.

Here’s how you can ask for the wrong thing:

Have you ever looked at your life and said you need a better car?  You’re asking to have a better car on the surface, but what are you asking for below that?

You’re asking to feel like you’re enough. So you’re asking for the car and you’re asking not to care about the car either. You might get something that removes the desire for you to have the car. I try not to ask for more money because I realize I might get the money I have removed.  If I looked at it deep down and asked for more money, I looked at it from a point of view where I don’t have enough money. If I get the desire, what I’m really asking for is the desire to have that money removed. That might end up with me being homeless on the street not caring about whether I have more money or not.

I try not to ask for more money or a new car. That doesn’t mean that I might not go out and buy another car at some point. That doesn’t mean I don’t think there’s salvation in me having a better car. It means I don’t think life would be any better with buying another car and that would be a big difference in that. There’s a big difference in thinking that if you had something else, life would be better.

I try to think about what I’m really asking for behind what I think I’m asking for. Once I realize what I’m actually asking for then I can ask for better things. I ask every day to be of service, to be useful to be a good father, husband, teacher and video maker. I ask to do what I’m supposed to do to do the right thing to stay sober. If the past is to be a tool for teaching, that’s a lesson I have to learn and remember each day. I ask to be of service each day because I want to be of service to you and to help you. What I keep getting is I continue to get opportunities to be of service to you each day. I continue to get opportunities to be a husband and a father each day.

That allows me to have a simple life then. I know what to ask for each morning. I ask to be sober and I ask to do good with the things I’m given to do. If that means to be a good husband to be a good father and good video maker I ask to do what I’m supposed to do. I ask to have what I want to match up with what I need because it’s hell to want to do one thing and to need to do something else.  If you need to take care of your health, but you want to eat a bunch of junk food, that’s hell. If you need to go on a diet so you don’t die and you want to eat a bunch of junk food that’s hell.

We make all these creative visions hell is simple. Hell is having one thing and wanting something else.  I try to be aware that when I’m not happy with what I have, I’m asking to be in hell. When I say I want something else, the nice thing is I always get something else. For example, if I’m asking to have a nicer house, I’m asking to have something else in general. The funny thing is that I might not get it the way I should. I might ask for a nice house and I might get a house that cost a lot more. I might get a $10 million prison as my new house.

The point of all this is be careful what you wish for. Be grateful for what you already have. I’m grateful for what I have and the life around me. I ask to have more of the same. I ask to be more of service each day because then I then keep getting that.

There may be a time in my life when I need to do something else. I ask now to be okay with that then. If you see that you get everything you ask for, if there is something you need like you see that you’re having a really awful day and you need help. I pray that you ask for the help you need.

When you know you’re going to get it, there’s a lot of courage in asking. I pray a lot because I know I’ll get the help I need. If I’m in a bad mood, I pray that I’m either okay with the mood I’m in or I be in the mood I need to be of service to other people. I pray today that I remember I will receive everything I ask for. I pray to remember that it is the spirit of the asking that’s most important. It’s whatever I’m asking for that’s most important beyond whatever form it’s taking. I pray that you have the same chance today. I pray that you have the same chance to see you’ll get whatever you ask for.  I pray that in seeing that, you can ask for the things that are most helpful for you.

Thank you  for reading this. I’m honored you’ve read so much of it. I love hearing from people who have read a lot because you are who I’m making these posts for. It helps me to know what you need so I can understand what you need and give it to you. Thank you for reading this, I hope you have a great day today.