Kay Young Superior, CO, US
Think and Grow Rich Chapter 12 Jan 20, 2021
The Subconscious Mind: The Connecting Link
To accept the subconscious mind as a connector, we have to understand what it connects. Hill emphasizes, “There is plenty of evidence to support the belief that the subconscious mind is the connecting link between the finite mind of man and Infinite Intelligence.” (NH)
Considering the Infinite Intelligence, for myself, to be God, I looked at how we, as mortals, communicate with God. It is through prayer.
As I thought back to prayer in my youth, I specifically remember one night praying that it would not rain the next day so I could go to my swimming class. My 8-year-old innocent request, did carry a strong desire AND, it did not rain.
Years later I learned more and experienced more through prayer and it is very important and personal to me. I started to wonder how many different religions which cover the globe relied on prayer. Looking up this information (yes green) was helpful to understand that large numbers of people in our world with very different living conditions and beliefs rely on prayer.
Regarding Muslims: -- Gallup asked the open-ended question of people in 5 Muslim countries, "What motivates you to pray?"
In each case, roughly three-fifths or more refer to either duty or ritual as their personal reason for praying, (not surprising)
In Iran, Pakistan and Morocco, however, anywhere from half to two-thirds of the Muslims interviewed also said they pray either because it makes them feel better and closer to God, or because of an anticipated sense of peace, serenity or relief of pressure.
Regarding Buddhists - Prayers align our hearts and minds with the highest purpose of our lives, which is salvation or self-realization. There is no power in the world other than the power of prayer that can take us so close to the heart of God and connect us to Him in ways which we cannot even imagine.
Regarding Hindus: Prayer or worship is considered to be an integral part of the Hindu religion. ... Stemming from the universal Soul. Prayers are central to the practice of Hinduism, as it originated from prayers. In devotional worship Hindus use prayers to express their love and devotion.
Regarding Christians: There are many references to prayer for Christians. Here are just a couple:
In Jeremiah 29:13 Followers of Christ are taught: “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart..” KJV
Hill has said we must be determined (seek), persistent (search), have faith and be connected with strong emotions (heart) for the best results.
From Ephesians 6:18
:"Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” KJV
Supplication is described as the action of asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly as in, "He fell to his knees in supplication"
Very few of our prayers get as deep as supplication. I will never forget one of this type that I had at a very low ebb during my pregnancy of our 5th son. All I could say during this sacred moment was, “Help!!” The communication from this prayer was the most comforting prayer in my life.