What gives meaning to prayer?

We can only come into contact with God, the Cosmic Spirit, by coming into contact with the spirit within us, with our higher self. So when you pray to God, you are actually seeking to attain the summit of your being. And if you succeed, you will release a vibration which is so pure and subtle that its diffusion within you will produce the most beneficial transformations. And even if you fail to obtain what you have asked for in your prayers, at least you have gained a few very precious elements.

What gives meaning to prayer? The effort you have made to reach the summit within you. Thanks to this work you set in motion an energy out there, far off and very high, which on reaching you, produces vibrations of extreme subtlety – sounds, perfumes, and colours – that regenerate your entire being.

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov Daily Meditations 14th January 2017

For more extracts on prayer:

Creative Prayer- long extract from The Powers of Thought

A method to unite with God in prayer

Prayer at times of trouble

Prayer and meditation- a precious moment with the One

The pyramid of light and the power of global prayer meetings

For more posts on the spiritual meaning of mountain summits:

Mountain summits

Mountain heights

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