Prayer is a form of meditation. When you pray, you direct all your energy toward a higher power and this higher power responds depending on the type of energy you are projecting. This is why, in order to make your prayers powerful it is important that the energy or vibration you are projecting as you pray is positive. An affirmative prayer can help you achieve just that.
So what exactly is an affirmative prayer and how can you use it in your life to manifest your desires? That’s exactly what we will discuss in this article. In addition, we will also look at 8 examples of affirmative prayers that you can use depending on what you want to manifest. So let’s begin.
What Exactly is an Affirmative Prayer?
Affirmative Prayer is a praying technique in which you focus your attention on your desired outcome instead of on your current problems. In other words, you pray from a place of abundance than from a place of lack.
In addition, you also supplement your prayer with creative visualization wherein you visualize your desired outcome and bring yourself to an emotional state where you believe that your prayer has manifested. This way, your vibration is high and you become a vibrational match to the thing you want to manifest. This is how an affirmative prayer can be transformational. As you would have realized, this type of prayer falls in line with the principles of law of attraction.
Affirmative prayer works through a process of five simple steps as follows:
- Recognizing a divine power
- Aligning yourself with that power
- Setting an intention for your desires
- Offering gratitude
Let’s look at these steps in a little more detail:
1. Recognizing a divine power
An affirmative prayer begins with acknowledging the presence of a divine or higher power. Whether your power has a name is not important. It is enough that you can recognize its existence. By acknowledging this greater spiritual energy, you open up the door to let it flow through you. You become the instrument through which it works, and you can channel it any way you desire.
A few examples of acknowledging the divine power are as follows:
- The divine source is all-knowing, all-seeing and ever-present.
- The all-powerful creator of this universe.
- The loving divine energy.
- The source from which everything came about.
- The supreme absolute truth.
2. Aligning yourself with that power
In John 10:30, Jesus states that, “I and the Father are one.” And that’s exactly what this step entails.
After acknowledging the presence of a divine power, you then acknowledge that this divine power is not only present outside you but also within you. In other words, you and the divine power are one. By doing so, you automatically come out of your subjective mind and your energy becomes expansive.
Here are a few examples:
- I’m one with the divine power.
- The divine power is omnipresent and hence is also present within me.
- I’m filled with the energy, intelligence and creative power of the divine.
- The divine creates through me as I’m part of the divine.
- The infinite love and wisdom of the divine, flows through me.
3. Setting an intention for your desires
Once you are aware of the power of the divine within you, you can now state your desires knowing well in your heart, mind and soul that they have already manifested.
This is in line with the Biblical verse, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours“. (Mark 11:24)
Here are a few examples:
- I feel enormous joy to feel this healing energy working within my body.
- I am grateful for this love, that the wisdom of God within me brings forth.
4. Offering gratitude
In this step, you offer gratitude for your desires getting manifested. Gratitude expands your state of being and your vibration. It allows you to be open to receive the blessings that belong to you.
Here are a few examples of gratitude in an affirmative prayer:
- Thank you for guiding me in the right direction.
- I give thanks for this new awareness about my inner power.
- I give thanks for this powerful realization.
- With a grateful heart, I receive the guidance of the divine.
The final step is to let go and relax knowing that the universe has begun to work on your behalf and that energetic vibrations you have released into the universe will come to fruition in the physical reality as per divine timing.
Here are a few examples:
- So shall it be.
- And so it is
8 Affirmative Prayer Examples
Here are 8 examples of affirmative prayers you can use in your life.
1. Affirmative Prayer for Clarity & Guidance
Use an affirmative prayer for clarity and guidance when you have a tough decision to make. Should you change jobs, buy a house, or take the next step in a serious romantic relationship? Sometimes you need direction from the universe. This is how you can gain insight and make your decisions with confidence.
The divine intelligence that created this universe
is all-knowing, all-seeing, and ever-present.
I’m aware of my oneness with this intelligence.
I realize that this intelligence flows through me.
It is present in every cell of my body.
Like a light within, it is showing me the way,
Offering me powerful insights,
Guiding me in the right direction.
With a grateful heart, I open myself to this guidance.
I let go and completely relax into this truth.
I feel joy, peace and love knowing I’m always guided.
And so it is.
2. Affirmative Prayer for Healing
The world knocks us around quite a bit as we navigate our lives. Whether you’re suffering from emotional trauma or physical sickness, affirmative prayers for healing can help. Here’s a powerful prayer you can use to release all negativity and heal and restore yourself to your natural state of being.
The divine spirit is all-loving.
It’s a powerful energy that heals and restores everything in this universe.
This same healing energy is present within me.
It flows through every cell of my body.
I feel enormous joy to feel this healing energy working within my body.
As it heals and restores me, making me whole again.
I release all hate, fear and negative emotions that hider my healing.
I accept my healing with an open heart. I accept my natural state of being.
I feel whole, I feel rejuvenated, I feel divine.
I give thanks for this powerful realization.
I’m grateful for this healing.
3. Affirmative Prayer for Self-Love
Most people have negative self-thoughts every once in a while. Sometimes, it takes a mantra of positivity to get you in the right headspace again. You can use this affirmation of self-love when your confidence is lacking or your self-esteem is shot.
There is only one God, one mind, one truth, one love.
Its love is infinite, all-inclusive and boundless.
I’m conscious of the presence of this God within me.
I open myself to this loving presence;
And allow it to fill my entire being with light and love.
As the divine spirit loves me, I love myself.
I realize I’m worthy, I’m loved, I’m enough as I’m.
I open my heart to be filled with joy, love and peace.
I open my mind to be filled with loving thoughts about myself.
I release all judgments and beliefs that prevent me from loving myself.
I release my mistakes, I forgive myself completely.
I allow myself to expand and grow.
I am grateful for this love, that the wisdom of God within me brings forth.
I align myself with this greater truth.
It is so, and so be it.
4. Affirmative Prayer for Wealth & Prosperity
Here’s an example of an affirmative prayer to attract more wealth, prosperity and abundance into your life.
God is abundance, God is prosperity. God is the source.
God is infinite life, infinite love, infinite energy, infinite wisdom.
God is within me, I’m one with God,
I’m one with the source, the power, the light, the life of all things.
With my connection to the source, I’m prosperous, loving and powerful.
At this moment, I open myself to abundance, love and prosperity that is my birthright.
I let go of beliefs and habits that block my abundance.
Abundance comes to me from all places, in expected and unexpected ways and I receive graciously.
I attract prosperity with everything I do.
I attract new and wonderful experiences into my life.
My life is filled with abundance, prosperity and positive energy.
My life is filled with love, peace and joy.
I’m grateful for all this abundance pouring into my life everyday.
It is so and so be it.
5. Affirmative Prayer for Abundance
While wealth and prosperity are about an end goal, abundance is all about the process. An abundant life may not be rich, but it will be happy. Use this affirmation daily to create abundance in your life, so that you might experience the rich tapestry of living and all the varied experiences life entails.
The universe provides me all I need,
The divine spirit creates necessity,
And provides ample opportunities to fill any need.
Green grass, shining stars, and bright sunlight grace us.
Revelation, growth, and happiness abound.
As the universe is overflowing with abundance,
I, too, overflow with abundance.
As the divine spirit creates happiness in all things,
It creates happiness in me.
I allow the spirit of abundance to move through me,
It gives me fulfillment in all of my bodies.
Spiritual, physical, contentment transcends me.
I believe in its power; I watch it grow.
I’m grateful for all the abundance flowing into my life right now.
I’m abundance, I’m joy, I’m peace,
And so it is.
6. Affirmative Prayer for Strength & Protection
We all feel vulnerable sometimes. Maybe you’re going through a tough time at work, a bout of depression, or a rough breakup. When you need a bit of extra strength, use this affirmative prayer for protection against all form of negative energies.
The universe holds me in a strong, cupped hand.
I swirl in the winds of its divine fortitude.
As each star shines bright against the darkness of dusty space,
I radiate with strength, emanating from within.
As massive planets move in perfect complement,
I move with the protection of the universe behind me.
It washes over me at all times.
It gives me strength to complete the most monumental tasks.
It protects me from any energy that is not congruent to my well being.
I’m grateful for this protective presence in my life.
I’m strong, I’m powerful, I’m divine, I’m protected.
And so it is.
7. Affirmative Morning Prayer
It’s always wise to set positive intentions. Taking a few moments to attract good energy with a morning affirmation can set you up for success throughout the day. For best results, work this prayer into your morning routine and repeat it daily.
There is only one divine, one infinite presence,
that is the source of all existence.
With my rising consciousness, I realize I’m one with this divine.
We are joined, and its power flows through me.
The divine spirit guides me in its knowledge.
It grants me success in its wisdom.
It give me peace amid its vast serenity.
It fills my entire being with love, joy, and peace.
In this moment, I accept myself completely for who I’m; as an embodiment of the divine.
I’m whole, I’m strong, I’m confident, I’m filled with vitality.
I open myself to abundance,
I open myself to new and wonderful experiences,
I feel calm, connected and thankful,
And so it is.
8. Affirmative Prayer Before Going to Bed
A good night’s rest is essential. No matter who you are, you won’t be able to accomplish much without recharging your batteries with a night of solid sleep. You can use this affirmative bedtime prayer for a deep, restful, restorative sleep and to wake up energized in the morning.
The divine is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent,
I’m aware of my oneness with this divine.
It resides within me at the core of my being.
My body, mind and soul are part of the divine.
As an embodiment of the divine, I accept peace as my true nature.
I release anything and everything that causes me stress.
I feel deeply relaxed, comfortable, content and peaceful.
Every cell, muscle and organ in my body is relaxed and ready for restful sleep.
Peaceful sleep free from any disturbance is my birthright.
As I sleep, my body, mind and soul get restored and rejuvenated,
I allow myself for a good night’s sleep tonight and every night.
And so it is.
The best thing about affirmative prayer is that it’s so versatile. You can create prayers for any situation you find yourself in. Use these prayers to manifest your desired outcome, or make up new prayers to suit specific needs like landing a new job or finding a romantic partner. All you need to do is set your intentions and be mindful about the practice. You’ll be on the way to achieving your dreams in no time flat.