Affirmative Prayer Samples
The following Affirmative Prayers were adapted from Ernest Holmes' book This Thing Called You.
Affirmative Prayer for Healing
I know that I am in the Spirit of God. I know that the Spirit of God is in me. I know that this Spirit is complete and perfect. Therefore, it must be complete and perfect in me.
I know that this Spirit is now operating in my affairs. It is manifesting its beauty and harmony in everything I do. I know that my body is a spiritual idea, manifesting in form. I know that every organ of my body, being a manifestation of pure Spirit, contains within itself a pattern of joy, of peace, of divine order, of harmony, and of complete perfection. And so it is.
Affirmative Prayer for Peace of Mind
Truth lives forevermore at the center of my being. I know that the faith that walked over the troubled waters of human experience two thousand years ago is at the very center of my own being.
I know that the inner calm that stilled the tempest is accessible to me today. I know that the Truth within me is always triumphant. And so it is.
Affirmative Prayer for Freedom from Worry
I refuse to worry about anything. I have complete confidence that the God who is always with me is able and willing to direct everything I do, to control my affairs, to lead me into the pathway of peace and happiness.
I free myself from every sense of condemnation, either against myself or others. I lose every sense of animosity. I now understand that there is a Principle and a Presence in every person gradually drawing them into the kingdom of good. I know that the kingdom of heaven is at hand, and I am resolved to enter into this kingdom, to possess it, and to let it possess me. Worry is a thing of the past, and I am free, peaceful, and at rest. In calm trust, I let it be so. And so it is.
Affirmative Prayer for Inspiration
I cleanse the windows of my mind, that it may become a mirror reflecting inspiration from the most high. I do this, not with strenuous effort, but through quiet contemplation, through gently reaching and affirming an inward recognition of good.
Today I walk in the pathway of inspiration. I know exactly what to do in every situation. There is an inspiration within me which governs every act, every thought, with certainty, with conviction, and in peace.
The key that unlocks the treasures of the kingdom of good is in my hand. I unlock the doorway of my consciousness and gently open it that the Divine Presence may flood my whole being with light, illuminate my being with its radiant flow, and direct my footsteps into the pathway of peace and joy. I give thanks for this wonderful inspiration, and I let it be so. And so it is.
Affirmative Prayer for Freedom from Fear
I know that Spirit is the only and ultimate reality. And in the eyes of Spirit, I know that every negative condition of the past is swept aside. Spirit doesn't see it, and I refuse to see it or think about it. Yesterday is no longer here; tomorrow never comes. Today is the day. This day is my day, bright with hope and filled with promise.
Today my heart is without fear. I have implicit confidence in the good, the enduring, and the true. Today I shall guard my thought and speech; I shall keep my consciousness steadfast with the realization that there is a spiritual power on which I may rely.
I turn resolutely to that divine source which knows no confusion, to that spiritual center which knows no fear. Spirit is not afraid of anything, the divine has no enemies, and spirit knows no opposites. Consciously, I draw close to my divine center, the source of all that is. I feel the warmth of its presence.
I enter into a faith made perfect through love and confidence, an assurance made complete by the abandonment of myself to good. Acknowledging good in all my ways, desiring only the good for others, I rest in calm assurance. I open my consciousness to the realization that all the power and presence there is clothes me in its eternal embrace; that the spirit forever imparts its life to me.
I believe in myself because I believe in God. I believe in my destiny because I know that the Law of Good is operating through me. I have confidence in the future and enthusiastic expectation of good things to come. Therefore, I accept the fullness of life this moment. And so it is.
Affirmative Prayer for Sufficiency
I remember only the good. I accept only the good. I expect only the good. This is all I experience. I give thanks that this good is flowing in ever-increasing volume. I say to my mind, there is good enough to go around. I do not withhold that good from myself or others, but proclaim that spiritual substance is forever flowing to each and to all as daily supply. And so it is.