Hypatia Hasbrouck does not simply teach that prayer is a worthwhile practice—she teaches how to pray. Handbook of Positive Prayer is full of exercises, tools, specific steps, and practices to use in creating your personal prayer life.
Hasbrouck explains the meaning of affirmative prayer and why we use the word amen. She writes extensively about visualization as a form of prayer. She makes suggestions for prayer journals, prayer partners, prayer letters, and a nine-hour prayer vigil or novena—praying once every hour using the same, simple prayer—to create peace of mind in any circumstances.
She teaches how to construct prayers using scripture and backs up her teachings with lessons from the Bible that might surprise you. Prayer is not magic to Hasbrouck; it is law. Our lives reflect the power of our thoughts. To that end, she teaches how to use denials and affirmations with fill-in-the-blank instructions so we can learn how to release worry and keep our thoughts elevated.
Perfect for a class or book study.
1. About Positive Prayer
2. The How and Why of Positive Prayer
3. To Pray Constantly
4. The Use of Denials and Affirmations
5. The Seven-Step Prayer
6. Prayer Letters
7. An Active Denial
8. Scriptural Affirmations
9. Visualization as Prayer
11. Nine-Hour Prayer Vigil or Novena
12. By the Grace of God
This book is the perfect guide for the spiritual but not religious reader who needs to know what to do in order to practice spirituality, who is looking for practices to deepen awareness and develop consciousness. It is also a deep dive into prayer using the universal principles taught in Unity. Hasbrouck points out that Jesus used and taught positive prayer, but she says it works because of the Law of Mind Action, a metaphysical principle based on the power of our thoughts. This is a wonderful introduction to prayer that will also enrich those already on a spiritual path.