Some of us may have turned to prayer at times in trying to find help or answers in dealing with our relationship. For those that don't believe in prayer, often wishing, or crossing our fingers is what we substitute.
If I do believe in a higher being that listens to my prayers, I'll likely credit some things that happen in my life to divine intervention. But maybe most times when "God helps those who help themselves" it's our increased faith in ourselves that plays a major part.
Prayer or meditation helps me to make contact with parts of my inner self that get lost in the day to day hectic pace of life. Like a pool of water, I can only see clearly into my inner self when it has a chance to be still and calm.
It may be that God helps me most by giving my inner self wisdom, compassion, faith, and understanding, that I only see clearly once I take the time to achieve inner calmness. If that's so, then by the very act of praying or meditating, I take advantage of a precious gift that is always waiting for me.
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