This week on the Cosmic Citizen we'll be discussing Paper 91 of The Urantia Book, The Evolution of Prayer.
Prayer has evolved and it keeps evolving. Some prayers can rise like a bird with outstretched wings on ascending spiritual currents while others sink like a stone. Paper 91 covers not only the history of human prayer but also the value and efficacy of our prayers.
Have you ever wondered if you prayers are answered? Does it seem that your prayers aren't answered? One of the great religious questions of our time is whether or not prayers are answered. The Urantia Books reveals thought provoking information about why we pray and how our prayers are answered.
The Urantia Book states, "The earliest prayer forms were not addressed to Deity. These expressions were much like what you would say to a friend as you entered upon some important undertaking, "Wish me luck." Primitive man was enslaved to magic; luck, good and bad, entered into all the affairs of life." It teaches that prayer has sometimes become so materialistic that it has degenerated into a pseudomagical technique of avoiding the expenditure of that effort required for the solution of human problems.Eventually we will realize that the truest prayer is in reality a communion between us and our Maker. "Genuine prayer adds to spiritual growth, modifies attitudes, and yields that satisfaction which comes from communion with divinity. It is a spontaneous outburst of God-consciousness."
We hope you will tune in for this series on prayer, and join us as we discover together these insightful teachings and explore this important and timely topic.
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