Prayer Circles

Prayer Circles

 

The Padgett messages tell us over and over that our Father's Divine Love is available for each of us if we only seek it sincerely and earnestly from our very souls. We are strongly urged to pray from our souls for His great Love to transform us into His very Essence—His Divine Love; this is possible while still retaining our unique individuality.

Earnest prayer is something we can do alone and we need no one to intervene for us with God.

We can also pray with others, seeking in silence—or with words—that our Father send His Holy Spirit to fill and transform our souls into His very Essence. We can benefit from praying with others, whether in our homes or in public places.

Each Prayer Circle can agree on the length of time set aside for group prayer—whether 15 minutes, 30 minutes, an hour—whatever amount of time that suits a particular group.  

It's helpful to start a Prayer Circle with a spoken prayer for Divine Love, such as The Prayer given to us by Jesus (see below), followed by silent contemplation, and and then finishing with a short prayer of gratitude.

Some groups invite its members to feel free to pray in their own words as well as offer intercessions for those who are suffering.  

The Foundation Church of the New Birth holds several prayer circles each week via skype and we invite new members to join us.  Skype is one of a number of computer applications that provide video chat and voice call services free of charge and we find it to be a convenient way for small groups to pray together. If you are interested in joining one of our prayer circles, please write us at newbirth@divinelove.org for more information.  We can assist you in downloading skype if you need help.

 

The Prayer 

Our Father, who art in heaven, we recognize that Thou art all Holy and loving and merciful, and that we are Thy children, and not the subservient, sinful and depraved creatures that our false teachers would have us believe. That we are the greatest of Thy creation, and the most wonderful of all Thy handiworks, and the objects of Thy great soul's love and tenderest care.

That Thy will is, that we become at one with Thee, and partake of Thy great love which Thou hast bestowed upon us through Thy mercy and desire that we become, in truth, Thy children, through love, and not through the sacrifice and death of any one of Thy creatures.

We pray that Thou will open up our souls to the inflowing of Thy love, and that then may come Thy Holy Spirit to bring into our souls this, Thy love in great abundance, until our souls shall be transformed into the very essence of Thyself; and that there may come to us faith--such faith as will cause us to realize that we are truly Thy children and one with Thee in very substance and not in image only.

Let us have such faith as will cause us to know that Thou art our Father, and the bestower of every good and perfect gift, and that only we, ourselves, can prevent Thy love changing us from the mortal to the immortal.

Let us never cease to realize that Thy love is waiting for each and all of us, and that when we come to Thee, in faith and earnest aspiration, Thy love will never be with-holden from us.

Keep us in the shadow of Thy love every hour and moment of our lives, and help us to overcome all temptations of the flesh, and the influence of the powers of the evil ones, which so constantly surround us and endeavor to turn our thoughts away from Thee to the pleasures and allurements of this world.

We thank Thee for Thy love and the privilege of receiving it, and we believe that Thou art our Father--the loving Father who smiles upon us in our weakness, and is always ready to help us and take us to Thy arms of love.

We pray thus with all the earnestness and longings of our souls, and trusting in Thy love, give Thee all the glory and honor and love that our finite souls can give.

 

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