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The altitude of prayer

Author: Joel S Goldsmith
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, [1975]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book explains what prayer is, how to practice it, and how the true understanding of prayer will shift our experience.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel S Goldsmith
ISBN: 0060631716 9780060631710
OCLC Number: 1104125
Description: vii, 147 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. True prayer, the source of our good --
Our purpose on earth --
Building the fourth-dimensional consciousness --
Selfless prayer --
Prayer, a listening attitude --
2. Creating a vacuum for the inflow of the spirit --
True humility --
Emptying out the old --
An understanding of God's nature in necessary for prayer --
The ever-presence of grace --
Cleansing the temple --
Spirit fills the vacuum on human self --
3. Bringing our gift to the altar --
Purification through a sacrifice of personal sense --
Attaining the attitude and altitude of prayer --
Carrying the Christ-peace --
Praying with an unconditioned mind --
Respect for the individual through the revelation of spiritual identity --
Breaking the prison bars of the mind --
Through forgiveness, we reach the altar --
4. This is immortality --
Learning to pray that the purpose of life as fulfillment may be revealed --
Discovering the invisible soul of one another and of the universe --
Reincarnation --
Preparing for the experience of immortality --
Through spiritual discernment, immortality is revealed --
5. God is omnipotent --
Instead of taking thought, become receptive to God --
No resistance to evil --
The impersonal power generated through stillness --
The power of God uses us in a moment of receptivity --
The ultimate: realization of one selfhood --
Spiritual power is revealed through prayer --
6. Pray without ceasing --
Making the word of God a conscious part of your activity --
Foundation stones for a life of prayer --
Practicing the presence --
Daily preparation --
Sending the word before you --
7. Planting and cultivating the seed --
The invisible life-force in operation --
Meditation provides the soil --
The spiritual life is a life of sharing --
The presence becomes an experience --
Planting yourself in God --
8. Let the spirit bear witness --
"Stay in the city" --
Laying the axe at the root --
Good comes in terms of our conditioning --
9. Two or more gathered together --
Spiritual preparation for group meetings --
Ordination by God --
Your newborn consciousness is a benediction to all who touch it --
Carrying the Christ-peace with you --
Keeping your temple pure --
Can a room become a temple of God? --
10. The widening circle of prayer --
In what spirit are we praying? --
The emptiness of life lived solely on the human level --
Individual fountains of light --
The power of pure motive --
Widening our vision and embracing the world --
11. Individuality revealed through prayer --
Creation unfolding --
Making the return journey --
Piercing the veil --
12. Living by prayer --
Rise above the level of the problem --
Prayer brings the awareness of a presence within --
A realization of omnipresence, omnipotence, and omniscience is prayer --
The mission of the mystic --
Opening the line to God through a listening attitude --
Prayer is the means of God's fulfillment as us --
Prayer is living through God.
Responsibility: Joel S. Goldsmith ; edited by Lorraine Sinkler.

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This book explains what prayer is, how to practice it, and how the true understanding of prayer will shift our experience.

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