Instructions for the Soul

Prayers, Affirmations, and Meditations for Daily Living

Annie & Byron Kirkwood

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ISBN: 0-931892-34-1, 192 pages, 5 x 7.25, paper, $12.95

At the request of many people who have been deeply touched by Messages to Our Family, Mother Mary's teachings have been collected from the Family book into a compact version that specifically addresses prayer and meditation: how to pray, the reasons for praying, the format for and power of group prayer, and how to meditate. Including a new 60-page introduction by Annie Kirkwood, it is easy to carry with you and always available for inspiration and solace.

Table of Contents


Part One: Awakening Your Soul

Part Two: The Value of Group Prayers

Part Three: The Art of Meditation

Part Four: Developing Your Inner Divinity

Our Message to You
All You Need Is Within You
Put These Ideas into Practice
The Greatness of God

How to Meditate for the Spiritually Dense
God Loves Me, Just as I Am!
Reference Table to Messages to Our Family


What Is Prayer?

In the beginning, when God set up the natural and physical laws of the Universe, He also set up your ability to seek His help. You call it prayer, but there is no magic in this word; it could be called petition or any other word.

The act of praying is not what sets up your answer. The repetition of your prayers at times helps you acquire the right mindset, but this is activated in your mind by the uniting of heart and mind.

When you have activated this mindset, then you will know what it feels like. It takes your desire, the agreement of your heart and mind, and faith that God will answer. The words or ideas of The Lord's Prayer are set up in such a way that they activate the opening of the switch, or the turning of the dial, to the answer of your prayer.

God is in the hearts and minds of those who do not fear Him and who welcome Him. Bring this Great Creative Spirit into your heart to fill your heart with all manner of good emotions - love, respect, honor, caring, kindness, compassion, peace, plenty, hope, and so much more. Bring God into your mind to help you discern the truth of all things. God is willing and able to show you the way to think correctly, but only if you invite His help.

Blue Dolphin Publishing, 1997

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