"Prayer has power, not through repetition, but by belief and acceptance. Prayer is to be simple, direct and receiving. We are to believe that God indwells our own life, that this Divine Presence is sufficient for all needs. We are to believe that God will provide for and bless us abundantly."
. . . Ernest Holmes
We accept this truth for you and
we will pray with you in accepting this truth.
Affirmative Prayer Request:
If you would like to receive an affirmative prayer for a condition you are currently experiencing in your life, you may submit your prayer request by using the Affirmative Prayer Request form. Prayer requests are personally actioned by one of our licensed practitioners during our Wednesday evening Prayer Circle or Sunday's "Power of Ten" sessions and receive loving, compassionate attention.
If your request is more urgent, or you feel more comfortable speaking personally with a practitioner, please request an appointment on the Affirmative Prayer Request form. If you would prefer a specific Practitioner to handle your prayer request or meet with you personally, either select their name on the Affirmative Prayer Request form, or you can send a request to them directly if a "contact" link is available beneath the Practitioner's name.
Please know we are here for you and you are never alone.
The Power Of The Word
What exactly is a "Religious Science practitioner"?
Literally, a practitioner is anybody who practices something: a doctor
or nurse is a medical practitioner, a therapist is a mental health
practitioner, and so forth. Our Religious Science practitioners are
trained in the art and science of spiritual support using
affirmative prayer, and are committed to serving your needs. Each
has spent literally hundreds of hours in training to direct their
natural compassion into helping you through listening, caring, and
using spiritual mind treatment - affirmative prayer - to reveal the
truth of you that is greater than any apparant limitation. Each is
licensed by the United Church of Religious Science, and engages
in ongoing study and spiritual development.
So practitioners pray for people?
Practitioners treat themselves to know that the good their clients
desire is ever-available and moved into form through treatment. The
type of prayer we teach is also called "scientific prayer," as it
proposes the universality of God, and therefore no separation between a
person and God. We don't pray to move God into action, but to bring our
thinking and feeling nature into alignment with the idea that infinite
good surrounds us, in the form of love, harmony, peace, wellness,
abundance, and whatever else we can imagine.
Much of this aligning
comes from a person deciding what he or she really prefers to have
happen in terms of life experience. In this, the practitioner assists
through stimulating conversation and possibility thinking. Once a clear
sight is set on a goal, treatment is then done.
How do I know if I need a practitioner?
In one respect, no one needs a practitioner, because each of us is
gifted with the ability to pray affirmatively, with results following.
Practitioners are a useful spiritual support system for any times when
you feel it would be good to get outside your own head for a while and
allow another, trusted person to speak the word around a clear idea of
your good. Times like these can include when you're under stress, have
a big decision to make, feel fear, are grieving a loss, or are just
overwhelmed for the moment by your life. Another useful time, often
neglected, is when everything is going just great. Practitioners are
happy to treat about continued good in your life, too!
How do I get access to a practitioner?
There are many ways to get access to a practitioner at Creative Life. You can work
one-on-one by appointment on a fee basis, by leaving a prayer request in the Great
Hall vestbule box or in the Practitioner's Loft, by attending any Sunday "Power of Ten" session or
Thursday evening Prayer Circle, by submitting an online prayer request,
or by spending a few minutes with one of them in the Great Hall immeadiately following the 9am or 11am