Affirmative Prayer

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Affirmative prayer is used by practitioners of African American hoodoo, usually in conjunction with its opposite, which is called a prayer of removal. In this folk magic tradition, the prayer of removal may be said during a waning moon or at sunset or at ebb tide ("As the sun goes down, this disease is removed from my body") and the affirmative prayer may be said during a waxing moon, at dawn, or at high tide ("As the sun rises, this day brings me perfect health").

What is Affirmative Prayer?

Rather than begging God, affirmative prayer involves connecting with the Spirit of God within yourself and asserting positive beliefs about the desired outcome. Affirmative prayer is the same method of prayer Jesus taught when he said, “So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24).

The reason for using this kind of affirmative prayer is that God has ordained laws of natural inflow and outflow, and that by associating one's prayer to a natural condition being experienced at the time, the prayer is given the added power of God's planned natural event.

By using an affirmative prayer approach, you can visualize and plan for the future with faith that the power of God is continually blessing your life with unlimited possibilities. Affirmative prayer leads to an awakening of your spiritual self. With absolute faith and certainty, you can pray giving thanks in advance that God is meeting your every need.

There are 5 steps used in Prayer: Recognition, Unity, Realization, Thanksgiving, and Release.

Examples of Affirmative Prayer

“I am now guided to my right and perfect employment.”

"I become my own best friend and learn to love myself deeper and truer every day. I become the loving beloved I wish to attract. In so doing my soul mate is drawn to me as two magnets."

Further Reading


Affirmative Prayer [2]

See Also


Prayer of Removal