***Disclaimer*** I do not know everything. I do believe in the power of prayer but I also believe in the power of learning and common knowledge. These tips are what has personally helped me to see most my prayers come true.
In our most troubling times, we sometimes feel this great urge throw up our hands and pray or meditate when we just about had it with life. No matter your background, religion or non religion, our ancestors have prayed to one or many gods throughout our era. During these times of stress, it's important to listen to the spiritual message to overcome and find the grand scheme of things AS WELL AS be as healthy and happy as possible. Prayer can lead us towards patience, action, or adventure if you can listen to and obey the message. Sometimes people can misconstrue the message and bring harm & hardships to people and other living things. The difference between an effective prayer and an ineffective prayer is a clear mindset.
I hope this has clarified prayer for you!
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