Daily Angel Oracle Card: Archangel Zadkiel ~ Prayer, from the Angel Blessings Oracle Card deck, by Kimberly Marooney
Archangel Zadkiel ~ Prayer:
“Oh, then, soul most beautiful among all creatures,
so anxious to know the dwelling place of your Beloved that you may go in quest of Him and be united with Him,
now we are telling you that you yourself are his dwelling… His secret chamber and hiding place.”
~ Saint John of the Cross, Spiritual Canticle
“Zadkiel guards the powers of invocation. The best known and most powerful form of invocation is prayer. True prayer is the deep call from your heart, focused with awareness of the mind, and intensified by the power of desire. It is not to be uttered quickly as when in desperation. Instead, learn the art of prayer through simple conversation with God. Brother Lawrence gave us his example: ‘We must try to converse with God in little ways while we do our work; not in memorized prayer, not trying to recite previously formed thoughts. Rather we should purely and simply reveal our hearts as the words come to us’
Gradually, by attempting to include God in every aspect of life, you replace old thought patterns of judgment, criticism and despair with the Ascension Attitudes of Love, Surrender and Gratitude. When you wish to pray for help, be clear, definite and positive in your desire. Enter into deep meditation, calling for the presence of God and your Eternal Self. When you feel anchored in truth and love, envision the highest good and the perfect will of God. Being united with God or our Eternal Self, combined with the burning desire to help, instantly attracts whatever quality is needed.
There is no such thing as time or space in the realm of prayer. Feeling that a friend is far away or believing that Spirit is not within you creates a false concept of separation and weakens the power of your effort. Doubt and fear also divert from your good intentions and can cancel the response to your call. Faith will intervene on your behalf as you learn to clear your mind and feelings of false concepts and negative thought patterns.
The second part of prayer is to open your heart and mind in thanksgiving to receive the presence of the Eternal. If you do not see results, do not think your prayer has gone unanswered. Many times you simply do not recognize the answer or your doubts prevent you from witnessing the response. Ask to understand any beliefs that block your awareness, and to feel worthy so that you may receive your magnificence. In the meantime, pray without ceasing and have faith in the power of prayer.”*
~ By Kimberly Marooney
Prayer is communication. It is not a wish or a passing fancy for something unattainable. It is a conversation with the Universe. It is a way of stating your intention and what you are willing to do to make it happen. It is a way of strengthening your faith that it will in fact happen when you pray for it to.
What do you pray for? What is really important to you? I pray for the whales of the planet, that they may remain the record keepers and stay here as we need them more than we realize. I pray for change, for higher conscious awareness and ascension of the collective. That the planet can be saved from the destruction and disaster and chaos. I pray for love in every aspect. And I pray for the health and safety of my loved ones and the rings of family beyond until those rings surround the planet. Sometimes I pray for things closer to me, finances and peace amongst the craziness of family life. To learn to be a better parent and person with every coming day. To contain more light. To live my purpose. To completely love and accept myself as I am.
Instead of worrying, pray for the positive. Instead of focusing on what could go wrong, focus on what will go right. And when you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, focus on every blessing that you have and just ask for more of the same.