by Dr. Lawrence Wilson

© January 2023, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.













1. Prayer is an act of communications with the sacred, holy, divine, God, higher self, Source or the transcendent realm.

2. Saint Theresa of Avila, a 16th-century Spanish Catholic saint, wrote that “prayer is an intimate friendship, a frequent conversation held alone with the Beloved”.

3. Prayer is an ancient, simple and very effective method of healing and for achieving anything you wish in your life. It is also inexpensive and does not require special training or equipment.

4. Prayer is a 7 science. This means it is the activation of the seventh energy center of the body. This center has to do with communication with higher levels of reality.

5. Prayer is working on your relationship with God.

6. Prayer is a training of the mind to think in a way that increases focus and concentration.

This article discusses which prayers are powerful, how to pray, and why it works.


I am told that the earth is a sacred planet. This will become clear in the future. In the near future, I am told, everyone will be required to pray three times daily, at the very least.

Everyone will also be required to join a spiritual organization such as a church or synagogue. It will be a community center and source of comfort and guidance, and much more.

This will begin the rebuilding of the earth as a sacred planet and as a leader in the larger cosmos of planets. This website discusses how the universe is set up. This is found in the article The Biological Theory Of Creation.


The pulling down procedure is an extremely ancient healing and development method and a most important part of all development programs. It needs to be part of everyone's lifestyle today for safety and for healing and development.

It is very safe and powerful. We recommend doing it for at least two hours every day.

Emptying the mind. A key feature of the pulling down procedure is that it empties the mind. Many prayers and affirmations have the opposite effect. They teach and substitute new thoughts for the ones that are in the mind. This can be helpful, but it can also lead one astray.

The reason is that one's thoughts, no matter how elevated or positive, may not be what one really needs. Therefore, filling the mind with such thoughts can cause a deep conflict within the mind.

Emptying the mind of thoughts creates no such conflict and simply opens the mind to higher thoughts of many kinds. It is the same as asking for “Thy Will be done”.

Moving energy downward. The pulling down procedure moves energy in a downward direction, from the head toward the feet. This is the proper direction of flow of subtle energy through the body.

When this occurs, it aligns all the energy centers and it grounds and centers a person. It does much more than this, but these are some of the main effects. For more details, read Downward Moving Energy And Healing.

Healing. The pulling down procedure is extremely healing all by itself. The reason is not just because it reduces stress. Emptying the mind is very healing for most people because improper thoughts and emotions contribute subtly to most diseases.

Moving energy downward activates the body’s deepest energy centers and energizes them correctly. This is also extremely healing. Moving energy downward also brings into the body certain souls called development souls that do even more healing.

Safety. The pulling down procedure is also very safe. This is not true of all prayers. For example, some prayers cause a person to become detached or spacey. This is also not as safe.

Other prayers and meditations cause odd phenomena such as visions to occur. While this may be benign, sometimes it is not. The pulling down procedure does not have these flaws, making it very safe for everyone. For details, read The Pulling Down Procedure.



This is a very famous and effective prayer or affirmation. When I was ill, I used this prayer, along with the pulling down procedure, many times each day to help stop negative thoughts and retrain my mind to think differently.

It is also a prayer about retracing, a most important concept in development science and the development program. For more details, read The 23rd Psalm and Retracing.


This famous prayer comes from the New Testament of the Bible. However, it is completely in line with the teachings of the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible.

It is always an excellent prayer as it teaches one to honor and respect “Thy Will, not my will”. This is a powerful principle of prayer that helps empty the mind and keeps the mind from going astray.

The concept is that by emptying one’s mind of one’s own desires, the Will of the Creator can enter the mind, and this is far more wonderful than anything one can even dream of by oneself.

This does not mean that one should have no will of one’s own. This is not the intent of the prayer. It simply means that one should repeatedly ask to have one’s personal will in alignment with a higher or more enlightened Will of the Creator or God. For details, read The Lord’s Prayer.


A group of women tell us that by praying properly and very often, they have stopped visits from Rogue operatives who beat and rape. The two best methods of protection from this scourge are 1) proper, continuous prayer and 2) doing at least two coffee enemas daily.

For prayer to be protective in this way, it must be done three times daily and it must not be selfish. One needs to pray for everyone – friends, family and others. If you pray for all of humanity, you automatically include yourself in your prayers.


A prayerful attitude is also most helpful for healing, development and protection. A prayerful attitude means that whenever you are faced with a problem or issue, stop and pray about it rather than going into fear, anger, depression or any other response.

Cultivate a prayerful attitude by repeatedly reading this article and remembering to pray whenever a stressful situation occurs in your life. It will become easier to remember and it will become an excellent habit if you practice it.


Prayer is one of the oldest and best methods to speed up the genetic upgrade process called development. We teach this method of reaching your full potential and we want everyone to learn about it. It is a spiritual science with many benefits.

For details about development, read Introduction To Development and Introduction To The Development Program.


1. Prayer engages the mind in a certain type of thinking. It makes the mind more flexible and open to new ideas and thoughts.

2. Prayer increases a person’s ability to focus and concentrate. This is why, if you have difficulty with prayer, do not despair. Just stay with it. You just need practice concentrating and focusing your mind.

3. Prayer teaches one to think spiritually. Prayer can be used, for example, to remind one that God is in charge, not anyone else. Prayer can be used to remind oneself that whatever happens may be (but not necessarily is) the will of God.

This type of thinking that is helpful in a difficult situation when you don’t know what to do and can’t stop worrying about the situation. If you can train the mind to let go and let God, as they say, it can reduce anxiety tremendously. It also helps in situations in which you cannot control the outcome, no matter how hard you try.

4. Some prayers work due to the power of suggestion. By suggesting certain things to the mind, it helps shift the mind away from other thoughts and ideas that are more harmful.

There is nothing wrong with this. In fact any intelligent person engages his or her mind in certain pursuits in order to keep the mind from engaging in either random or negative thinking, emotions and other activities.

However, the ideas you suggest need to be true, and not wishful thinking. Some prayers involve wishful thinking. This can be dangerous for your mind because if the thought is not true, then it can set up a conflict within your brain that cannot be resolved without some kind of mental crisis.

If you intend for a mental crisis to occur and are prepared for it, that is fine. But if you think you can make yourself think any way you wish, this is not true. You may be in for a nasty surprise when the prayer conflicts with reality.

For example, if you keep affirming you are rich or you are loved when it is not the case, reality may catch up to you and you may become very disappointed. If, however, you are willing to just acknowledge that you want to be rich or loved, then it is fine.

Be careful what you say, in other words, to avoid fake or wishful thinking. Even common prayers such as “I am better each day” or something similar, may be somewhat fake unless you are really working on yourself each day. There is no substitute for working on yourself daily.

Another way to say this is there are no shortcuts to reprogramming the mind that I know of. There is only doing the work, as they say, of weeding your mental garden, watching your thoughts and actions. Then make corrections whenever you see that your mind is veering off course with negative thinking, self-pity, harmful emotions, etc.

5. Some prayers are about wishing in a positive way. This may sound strange, as I mentioned above to avoid wishful thinking. Learning to wish in a positive way is not the same, however.

Wishing in a positive way is about asking for help, not affirming something that is not true.  It is about asking for the best in your life, even when you haven’t the slightest idea what that might be. It is about looking for the best in your life, rather than affirming what you think would be best when in reality you do not know what is best.

For example, to wish for the best in your life you can suggest to yourself that “Thy will” is best, or you can ask for the best outcome of a situation rather than affirm that you will win. Wishing for the best for all parties is a powerful method of prayer that is somewhat embodied in the Lord’s prayer and others.

6. Some prayers direct one to more truth or awareness.  Truth is not relative, as many people today claim. The schools today teach that “you have your truth, and I have mine.” This is called moral relativism. Please reject this false notion.

What some people mean by it is that each person will come to know certain aspects of the truth. For this reason, one person believes one thing and another believes something else. However, truth tends to converge.  This means that as you learn more, you should come to the same conclusions as your friends and neighbors. 

The Bible states: “Know the truth, and the truth shall set you free”. This implies that truth carries a power with it that few appreciate. So using prayer to bring you more of the truth about yourself, others and the entire world is a wonderful exercise.

One way the pulling down procedure does this is to reduce the chatter of the “monkey mind”. Most people’s minds just flit from thought to thought all day long in a mostly unconscious manner.

At first, it can be frightening to realize this, at first. The mind is on autopilot, some say. One of my teachers, Mr. Roy Masters, said most people are like hypnotized zombies.

The pulling down procedure also brings in more truth by moving energy downward. As this occurs, a new energy enters the body that brings more truth to your mind.

Learning more truth is not difficult. All you need do is ask. The New Testament states in Matthew 7:7-12:

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”

Most people simply do not ask often enough for what they really want. Most are distracted, and often unconsciously ask for that which they don’t say they want.

For example, one may really want peace in one’s life, but distractions cause one to fume and argue over silly things that destroy one’s peace. In other words, until you control your mind, finding the truth is difficult. However, just learning to ask for it will often bring it to you.

Rather than ask, however, some people waste their time affirming that they already have some truth when they do not, or they ask in a half-hearted way. Really asking – almost demanding - to know the truth about something, will bring it to you faster. This must be done thousands of times.

Asking fervently and repeatedly day after day seems to set in motion a process of discovery or tuning in that always produces results.



When you pray, don't limit what you ask for. This is one reason I like the Lord's Prayer. It just asks for Thy Will, which is not limited.


It is definitely best not to pray selfishly for this or that. It is best to pray for everyone and include yourself in this group. This is another advantage of The Lord's Prayer, which is written in the pleural – meaning it is for everyone.


I believe that all prayers are answered. This is a basic principle of mine. However, you may not receive answers when or in the way you might wish.

There are various reasons for this. Perhaps you entertain opposite thoughts most of the day. Perhaps to obtain certain results you need to make drastic changes in your diet, lifestyle, state of health or state of mind. This can take time, so results may be slower than you would like.


Today some people, especially those in the media, actively attempt to discredit the value and power prayer. Anyone who states or even suggests that prayer doesn’t work or is silly, is trying to keep you in the dark. I would avoid them.

This is important because today schools often teach that prayer is old-fashioned, illegal in school, or part of an old religion that is no longer relevant, and so on. None of this is true.

The truth is you do not need to belong to any particular religion in order to pray or use prayer to help yourself. It is a method or technology that is not owned or controlled by any particular religion, group or teaching.

Also, prayer is just as effective today as it was thousands of years ago. Nothing rivals it as method of training and transforming the mind. It is a basic methodology available to all people everywhere.


Learning to pray is not difficult. However, certain procedures make it easier. They include:

1. Set aside a specific time each day.  Possible times are:

- When you first wake up, if you do not need to get out of bed immediately.

- At bedtime, before settling in to sleep. However, if you fall asleep during your prayer time it will not work. This is why kneeling at your bedside is used by many people, as it is harder to fall asleep this way.

- After lunch. Having some food in the stomach is good, provided it is not too much. Too much food can dull the mind and often causes sleepiness.

- During a worship service or other type of community meeting where are you sitting still. You will not be listening to the service, but will just ‘do your own thing’ during the service.  The service provides the atmosphere and quiet, and may help you stay focused on your prayer.

- When you are a captive audience, or somewhat trapped. This might occur while at a quiet concert or other musical event, or sitting on a train, bus or plane where you cannot easily move about.

- During a slow, gentle walk, providing you will be safe and will not be too disturbed by noise or traffic. This is often an excellent time for prayer with a friend or partner, for example. A side benefit is you’ll get some exercise as well. Be sure, however, that you are not so engaged in your prayer that you ignore car traffic or other dangers.

- At home, at any time.

- While driving on a quiet road, but only if it can be done safely so that it does not distract your driving.

Be extremely careful when driving.  All driving is hazardous, as there are so many tired and ill drivers on the roads.  Never turn up the volume on a CD or the radio, even if it makes you feel wonderful, as it may block out road sounds that could warn you. Never pray out loud so loudly that you cannot hear other drivers horns. Always stay wide awake when driving.

2. Find a suitable place to pray or meditate.  This can be equally important.  It does no good to set aside time to pray if you are continually interrupted or face any other distractions.  Find a comfortable, fairly quiet, and safe place where you can be alone or with others who at least are not disturbing your peace.

This might include your home, of course, your office if it is quiet and you are not disturbed, the places listed in the paragraphs above, or other more unusual places such as in the sauna, or even sitting on the toilet.  If you work in a busy office, for example, the bathroom may be the quietest place to go periodically if you having a difficult day and need to be by yourself in a safe environment where you can do your meditation or pray.

3. Develop routines and perhaps use reminders and gimmicks to help you along the way.  Most people need a routine and reminders to keep them focused on daily prayer and meditation.  This is sometimes the most important consideration, especially if you are ill with brain fog, confusion or forgetfulness. 

Any routine can work, and any is better than none.  Ways might include setting a clock radio or cell phone alarm at a certain time, putting up smile buttons around the house or office, or making a note in your day planner, calendar or computer.  A helpful partner might also remind you gently, though it is best to do it on your own, if possible.

Good places to put reminders are on your bathroom mirror if you want to remind yourself when you arise in the morning, next to your plate where you eat, on your desk if you go there a lot, on your computer keyboard, perhaps, or anywhere you will see it.

4. Do it each time as if it were the first time. One must apply will and energy each time you pray or meditate.  Try to think consciously about why you doing it. 

If it becomes rote or mechanical, it will not work nearly as well.  This is particularly true of the Roy Masters meditation.  You must do it each time with a little more effort or energy.  The same is true of most prayers.  If it becomes just a mechanical exercise for you, stop and try to fix the problem.  Maybe you don’t like the prayer you are using, or you don’t understand it well enough.  Correct the problem, whatever it is, rather than waste your time.

5. Repeat your prayers and meditation often for an extended period of time.  This is often not stressed enough in churches or even in meditation classes.  It is not enough to do it once or twice.  The mind is stuck in its rut and it often needs to be kicked in the pants many hundreds of times before it begins to wake up and listen to your prayers or other efforts.

Do not be discouraged if you get no results for months.  The mind is truly like a lazy beast in most people.  It needs a lot of shoving and pushing to get it going.  Once going in the right direction, however, it will develop better habits and things will become easier.

6. Do not expect perfection.  Like training an animal, your mind will have its good days and its bad ones.  Try to flow with this.  On some days, you may not be able to concentrate for even a minute or two.  This is okay.  Just tell yourself you will do better tomarrow.

Do not be upset with the ups and downs that will occur when you try to control your mind and its activity.  The mind may be thought of like a wild animal and one must bring it under control or domesticate the animal so it becomes useful and responds to your commands. 

7. Don’t fall asleep or allow other distractions to upset your prayer session.  Oddly, the mind may try to trick you into stopping your practice of prayer or meditation.  Do not fall for this trick of the monkey mind, or mechanical mind.

This can happen many ways.  For example, you may become very sleepy.  Other ways it happens is your body starts itching or squirming, or you become extra sensitive to sounds or sights around you.

This might be a signal from the body that you need to move.  However, it can be a trick to stop you from progressing, and it must be resisted fully.  Another trick is just when you relax to meditate or pray, you think of all the things you need to do that day.  Just stop and write them down, and go back to your session.

These tricks of the mind cause some people to quit the pulling down procedure. They find it “hard to do”.

It is not hard, but the mind resists, like an old dog who does not feel like learning new tricks.  So persist and do not be discouraged.

Reread this article, or other articles or books to keep you convinced that you want to move ahead.  The mind can be retrained, no matter how old or ill you are.  Illness can be a benefit, in fact, because you are not as tempted to run around and are more willing to sit still.

If falling asleep is your problem, you must find another time or place to pray or meditate so this won’t happen.  You can use a prayer to help you fall asleep at night or when you nap.  However, in this case, find another time to meditate fully when you won’t fall asleep.

In this way, you will slowly gain control of your mind and realize what an amazing computer it is.  I am convinced that this is a secret of all genuinely religious people.  They know how to use their minds to achieve what they desire, providing those desires are wholesome and in alignment with the higher will.  This is the ultimate goal and benefit of prayer and meditation. It is one worth wrestling with for years, if needed, in order to be and do all that you were designed for and can do.

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