Questions for Teach Us To Pray
By Charles and Cora Fillmore
The God to Whom We Pray
- How is the spiritual character built?
- Explain "I go to prepare a place for you."
- How are we born anew through Christ?
- How does man awaken the divine nature within him and bring about his union with God?
- What is true prayer?
- How does one enter the silence?
- How are prayers fulfilled?
- Why does God need man as an avenue of expression.
Intellectual Silence and Spiritual Silence
- Why do we ask in the name of Jesus Christ?
- Does salvation come by accepting Jesus as one's Saviour? Explain.
- Did Jesus make individual effort unnecessary?
- What is intellectual silence?
- What is spiritual silence?
Healing through the Prayer of Faith
- How is faith healing done?
- How does man develop a deeper faith?
- What is attention?
- What is concentration?
Prosperity through Prayer
- Give your own interpretation of the story of Elisha and the oil.
- Give the metaphysical interpretation of Elisha, the widow, and the oil.
- Why is praise so beneficial?
- Why is daily prayer essential?
Contacting Spiritual Substance
- What is Spirit substance?
- How does man appropriate and manifest the invisible substance?
- How do we gain control of Spirit substance?
- Why are prosperity demonstrations delayed?
- How can a metaphysician contact the undiscovered quantities in space?
- How is the Christ consciousness attained? What is the result?
- Explain the effect of joy on the mind, body, and affairs.
- Why must we pray with a purpose?
How to Handle the Psychic Forces of Consciousness
- What is the only way to handle the psychic forces?
- What are the three elements of the soul, and what is comprised in each?
- What effect does the psychic realm have on the emotional nature?
- What happens to souls who pass on?
- Explain how Spirit gives messages in dreams and visions.
- How is man being restored to the heavenly kingdom?
Spiritual Unfoldment Makes Man Master
- Is man the equal of God?
- How does man develop his innate abilities?
- How did Jesus become a master?
- Why is the unfoldment of love so important in gaining spiritual mastery?
- What is the "light of the world"?
- How did the crucifixion of Jesus save us from sin, sickness, and death?
- What is the grand fulfillment?
- Explain the difference between "life" and "blood."
- What was the evolution of Jesus?
- What is your understanding of the Logos?
- How is the body transformed?
- How do we partake of the Holy Communion?
- What are thought images?
- How do we project thought?
- Can man have a perfect character? How?
- Are there short cuts into the kingdom of the heaven?
The Spoken Word
- Explain the process of creative thought.
- How does the soul overcome death?
- What is your understanding of the "ether"?
- How do we receive a life transfusion?
Thou Shalt Decree
- What is the effect of man's words?
- Does an inferiority complex prevent one from expressing sonship?
- Why do the organs of the body respond to our decrees?
- Amplify Dr. Alexis Carrel's statement "The only thing that keeps men from living forever is the possession of a brain and nervous system."
Be Strong in the Lord
- How do we become strong in the Lord?
- What was Jesus' instruction regarding prayer?
- Name some helps to entering the silence.
- Explain the effect of words of praise and failure.
Face to Face with God
- Why should we speak direct to God?
- How can we become established in the consciousness of oneness with God?
- Explain the parable of the prodigal son.
- Why must we study the life of Jesus?
Not Magic but Law
- Where is the "kingdom of God"?
- Was Jesus the only Son of God? Explain.
- How do we attain the consciousness of eternal life?
- Why should we look to God as our resource?
Spiritual Soul Therapy
- What is Spirit psychoanalysis?
- What determines the character of our soul?
- Explain the effect of praise on the individual.
- Does the mental attitude govern spiritual demonstration?
Health and Prosperity
- How can Spirit manifest itself?
- How is the immortal body formed?
- Where is the substance of God?
- Can we manipulate substance as Jesus did? Explain fully.
Thoughts Are Things
- What are thoughts?
- Compare the "ether" of science with the Garden of Eden and the "kingdom of the heavens" of Jesus.
- Do you agree with Professor Jeans' statement that we live in a universe of waves?
- How does man form his world?
- Is there a panacea for the present world conditions?
- Do all kinds of healers use the same force? Why?
- What is heaven?
- What is hell?
- How did Jesus save us from destructive, discordant conditions?
- Why do we pray in the name of Jesus Christ?
- How does cheerfulness aid healing?
- Why does a cheerful attitude bring prosperity?
- Why is proper diet conducive to health?
- Why do we bless our money and affairs?
- How does love adjust man's discords?
- Explain the law of gravitation.
- How are great souls developed?
- Why did Jesus use scientific methods?
Casting Out Fear
- What is the effect of fear on the body?
- How do we cast out fear?
- How do we fulfill the law of our being?
- What does perfect love mean to you?
- How do we hear?
- Can everyone hear with the "inner ear"? Explain.
- Is excessive meditation advisable? Why not?
- Explain the importance of spiritual receptivity.
Light of Life
- What is the "true light"?
- Why have the discoveries of modern science about light failed to aid man in his spiritual development?
- Are light and intelligence one? Explain.
- What should be the attitude of Truth students in regard to physical science?
- How are our prayers answered?
- Does asking alone bring abundance into manifestation?
- What is the Spirit of truth?
- In what way are the laws of hygiene and diet beneficial?
- Explain the office of the faculty of zeal.
- What is the cause of "old age"?
- How did Jesus overcome greed?
- How do we lay up treasures in the heavens?
The Unreality of Error
- Why is error unreal?
- What is the object of man's existence?
- How is the truth revealed to us?
- What is matter?
Joy Radiates Health
- Explain the effect of laughter and joy on health.
- Where did Solomon turn for judgment?
- How is happiness attained?
- How do we find lasting peace?
- What does "selah" mean?
- Why is "God first" the only way to the consciousness of Truth?
- How does man demonstrate prosperity?
- What is the meaning of the word "Jehovah"?
Spiritualizing the Intellect
- How many minds are there? Explain.
- How do we unify all our forces?
- Explain the difference between the blessings bestowed by Isaac on Jacob and Esau.
- What is the intellectual man?
- What is the proper relationship between the mind and the heart? The mind and the body?
- Explain the principle of tithing.
The Sevenfold Cleansing
- Why is humility necessary in spiritual healing?
- Why must personal egotism be overcome?
- Name two important steps in spiritual healing.
- What part did Elisha have in the healing of Naaman?
Prayer and Faith
- Define prayer in your own words.
- What does faith mean to you?
- Why did Paul admonish us to pray without ceasing?
- What is meant by true spiritual baptism?
The Healing Word
- Does the "word" have power to heal? Why?
- What is the "only Son of God"?
- What does logos mean?
- Can man forgive sin? How?