Prayer Chaplain Corner

Prayer Chaplain Corner


Hello, my friend!

You and Your Stomach are Invited to Pray!

 

You and Your Stomach are Invited to Pray!

 by Rene Holubec

 

On the heels of Sunday service, the most popular place understandably becomes the food line. After our souls have shared a wonderful spiritual feast, our stomachs loudly growl, “Hey! It’s my turn to feast!”. Today I’m embarking on a mission to convince you and your stomach to delay the meal by only a couple minutes and make the prayer chairs the second-longest lines following service. Here are some of the many benefits of prayer:  Unity teachings tell us that prayer increases our spiritual awareness, faith, belief, and receptivity. As we become more attuned to the Infinite One, we are lifted up by that very Presence and Power.

 

Scientific research is also supporting the benefits of prayer. Those who pray have more self-control, are more forgiving, trusting, and nicer. Prayer offsets the negative health effects of stress and is an effective form of emotional regulation. This includes reducing anger and aggression. Praying with another person increases feelings of unity and trust. Prayers of gratitude have a positive effect on mental well-being.

 

To sum it up, prayer just makes you feel good! Come to the prayer chairs and get some down-home prayer as an appetizer to the awesome down-home cooking. I hope to see you soon!