You are to pray only for the wellbeing of your soul and leave the wellbeing of your body to the will of God.

Prayer of the resurrected - Comment on 2014 March 19 (2)

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Who stands in understanding his prayer is to be a request only for rescue out of spiritual misery Ė nevertheless he can also bring all earthy needs to the heart of the heavenly father by handing himself completely over to his guidance, by him believing that as his child he is lovingly protected by him. Read more:

We pray for the soul and not for the body, because when we pray for the soul then the things for the body turn out by itself.

This principle is expressed clearly by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.

Jesus there says that we are to seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto us.

Now "all these things" are the material things, like eating, drinking, clothing, and health. Particularly this material thing, health, is something for which we actually do not need to pray, at least not for bodily health, because when we gain the health of the soul through prayer, then the health of the body follows inevitably.

Here Matthew 6:31-34:

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

A message from Bertha Dudde follows:

 

Prayer of the resurrected. Fulfilment.

24. October 1944. B.D. NR. 3305.

Hear the divine spirit: In every way God is intend on helping men to the salvation of their souls, and everything what happens, what he himself does or leaves, is a means to this. And that is why everything must be accepted thankfully out of the hand of God, also when the body feels it as suffering, because it serves the soul. And this thought is also to determine your prayer; you are to pray only for the wellbeing of your soul and leave the wellbeing of your body to the will of God because his love and wisdom only thinks of the your soul and eternal life is the soulís aim and purpose of all that what comes over you. Therefore you are to pray that God might protect your soul from every danger, and you are to hand over your body completely to him; you are to leave it to him how he provides for it, and always trust his love and wisdom, which must be guarantee for you that everything is good what God sends over you. This is valid for the resurrected man who knows about meaning and purpose of suffering and who also recognizes the spiritual need of mankind and knows its consequences for the souls. His requesting and pleading is to always be meant for the spiritual wellbeing; it is to be a permanent prayer for light in darkness of the time; it is to be wrestling for spiritual goods, for firm faith, for cognition of truth and for spiritual knowledge, because this alone removes spiritual need and also earthly need at the same time, because this is a consequence of the first. Who stands in understanding his prayer is to be a request only for rescue out of spiritual misery Ė nevertheless he can also bring all earthy needs to the heart of the heavenly father by handing himself completely over to his guidance, by him believing that as his child he is lovingly protected by him. His faith in the love of God must be strong, then also every earthly worry will disappear because when a child knows to be loved by the father it no longer fears anything because Godís love turns it away from him when it is beneficial to his soul. Man must be certain of the love of God. And he will be this when he himself stands in love. According to the degree of his love towards God and towards the neighbour and its confirmation the love of God fills him and is also noticeable for him. And the man active in love will be completely carefree also in earthly misery. Because he firmly trusts and therefore does not know worry. And that is the power of divine love, which flows though him when he himself is active in love. He will no longer believe to be able to master anything out of his own power, but hand himself completely over to the father in heaven and so also lay all earthly worries before his feet because he knows that only God can relieve him of them, that only God directs his fate so as it is good for him. And therefore he trusts that God in his love does not burden him to carry more as it is necessary for his soul. And his prayer will be a devotion to the divine will; he will not demand but humbly submit to Godís will and purpose. Nevertheless also the soul in great bodily misery can flee to God and call upon him for power and strength because this trouble often comes upon a man to move him to intimate initial contact with God when he is in danger to deteriorate in prayer. (24.10.1944) And then God reveals himself by him fulfilling the requests because the power of prayer is to be proven to men so that the divine promise is fulfilled: Ask, and it shall be given you. Because God looks after all his children who see their father in him and announce this through believing prayer. But God knows when his children are in trouble; he knows their earthly and spiritual flaws and gives to them accordingly. It will be given to the one asking, and the intimacy of the prayer also guarantees the fulfilment. But the power of prayer is increased when the fulfilment of every request is left to the will of God; when man humbly submits to his will then he moves completely into the guidance of God, and then everything contributes to the salvation of his soul. Godís word states: Ask, and it shall be given to you Ė therefore man is allowed to ask for everything; he is allowed to come to the father with earthly and spiritual matters Ė he will always be given according to his faith. But if he is prepared to refrain from the fulfilment from his request when this corresponds to divine love and wisdom, then he completely submits to the will of God. And he truly has only the best for man as aim. In most cases he will also have fulfilment because he has already advanced so far in knowledge that straying into the world is no longer to be feared; and then God will give to him spiritually and earthly; he will turn every trouble away from him; every trial he will make easy for him and accompany him full of love on his course on earth, and he will have no need to fear that God does not hear his silent prayer. Because Godís will is then also his will as soon as he has placed himself under him, and Godís will also directs his thinking Ė he will then only pray for that what is advantageous for his spiritual development, and no longer think of his body, and then God gives him what he needs for soul and body. Because his promise fulfils itself to the word. Amen. B.D. NR. 3305.

 

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