I GIVE THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE ANSWER TO MY PRAYER
The Law of Mind never fails. Even when It delivers to us the things and conditions we do not like, It has still functioned perfectly. Our use of It determines our experience, and wise is the man who only thinks rightly. Prayer scientifically understood, is a statement of Spiritual Fact. It convinces us that good alone is true, and right alone is victorious. As we are convinced of these facts, the results are brought into our lives by the Law of Life. The Psalmist advises us to delight in the Law of the Lord, which is the Law of Mind. He suggests that we think about this Law both day and night. We may have what we want, but we must think it definitely and continuously, in order to have it made manifest. Thanksgiving in prayer is vital, for it makes us believe that we already have our good. When the idea is established within us, it then takes form around us.
I give thanks that there is a perfect Law of Mind, and that I am able to use it. God responds to me as I respond to Him. I now turn to the indwelling Spirit and affirm Its presence. I know that every true desire of my heart is being established unto me today. I place these desires in the Law of Good, and rejoice that Its perfect action is now taking place in me, around me, and through me. All this day I remind myself that my demonstrations already are made. I give thanks in advance for the answers to my prayers. My whole being is open and receptive to that good which is now arriving on my doorstep. I rest in the Law and meditate upon Its accuracy.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker