Being Positive: The Power Of Prayer

By Rayiah Ross and Kiki


Growing up, both my mother and my grandmother taught me that “if you pray for rain, bring an umbrella.” Small affirmations like that went over my head as a child. At a young age my mother ended all of your phone conversations with “don’t forget to say your prayers.” At the time, praying was part of routine — one that I was too scared to break and too absentminded to understand. The older I got the more those prayer reminders became background noise in the loud discord that is my life. If I am being completely honest, I only recently grasped onto my own idea of faith. I like to believe that my Christian morals have always been a part of who I am, but it wasn’t until recent times that I learned being Christian is more than just going to church and praying when things get hard. Having faith takes effort and demand. My family’s longing for me to prepare for rain was really their way of helping me learn my own sense of faith. 

One thing I know about myself and my pursuits is that there is always room for growth. That goes the same way with faith and positivity too. The power of prayer and positivity stems from somewhere deep inside of yourself and through the connections we make with other people. Because of that, listed below are daily affirmations and positive prayers to help anyone who needs it:

  1. My faith makes me whole in spirit, soul and body. Mark 5:34
  2. I live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 12:7
  3. The Lord is right here with me, an ever present help in time of need. Psalm 46:1


My spiritual practices are based in Religious Science/Science of Mind. My daily reads are Acts of Faith: Daily Meditations for People of Color, 25th Anniversary Edition by Iyanla Vanzant and The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have by Mark Nepo.And I am in a play/summer school 2019 7/10 – 8/21 at Heart and Soul Center of Light and the read is The Creation Frequency: Tune in to the Power of the Universe to Manifest the Life of Your Dreams by Mike Murphy.

And so it is.


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