It is crucial to realize that death is not the end of our soul connections with loved ones. Prayer often opens the door to show us that connection, as we sense that the soul of our departing loved one is not actually departed at all, even after they have left their physical body once and for all.
Many of us wonder, does prayer work?
Studies on prayer are typically inconclusive, but challenges in proper experimental design have been difficult to overcome. How exactly does one conclusively demonstrate that a divine entity has intervened on one’s behalf?
Centering prayer has been described as a “return to the heart, finding one’s deepest center, awakening the profound depths of our being.” Such a practice has silence at its focus, serving as a reprieve from internal mind chatter.
It is difficult to prove beyond doubt, yet there is a great deal of experiential evidence to support the value of prayer. When praying for someone, assume that the loving energy of your prayers will help you connect with their soul. Trust that the highest and best good will occur for all involved, no matter what the outcome.
Remember that our existence does not end with the death of the physical body. Complete recovery from an illness is not necessarily the end goal. If such recovery allows for growth in understanding our soul group’s intended life lessons, then it becomes possible. It is crucial to realize that death is not the end of our soul connections with loved ones.
A useful approach to prayer is simply to express gratitude for blessings already received and to invoke a trust in knowing that “all is well.”