Affirmative Prayer

Affirmative means agreeing with a statement; being supportive, hopeful, or encouraging. In North America some people say “affirmative” when they mean “yes.” To affirm is to make a positive statement.

We call communication with God prayer. Many of us were taught to say “Dear God” in supplication to an entity outside ourselves, but our communication with God can change just as we do. God living in, through, and as us is all good, affirmative, and positive. The place where we meet God is within ourselves, the inner sanctuary, the heart temple. We can retreat to this inner sanctuary anytime, anywhere.

Here is one simple way to pray affirmatively:

  • Become still. Breathe intentionally and slowly to calm yourself.
  • With each breath out, release resistance.
  • With each breath in, mentally move your thoughts to your heart.

Form a positive statement to focus on and repeat at least three times.

A positive statement is affirmative, simple, and clear. A statement such as “I receive only good” or “Health is my nature” shifts your thoughts to an elevated, more positive outlook.

For Further Prayer Help

We invite you to pray with a Unity of Edmonton Prayer Chaplain after Sunday Service, or at anytime, day or night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week call Silent Unity at 1-800-NOW-PRAY or download the uPray mobile prayer app or complete the  Online prayer request form.