THE ‘THANK YOU’ TECHNIQUE
In the Bible, Paul recommends that we make known our requests with praise and thank giving. Some extraordinary results follow the simple method of prayer.
The thankful heart is always close to the creative forces of the universe, causing countless blessings to flow towards it by law of reciprocal relationship, based on a cosmic law of action and reaction.
For instance, a father promises his son a car for graduation; the boy has not yet received the car, but he is very thankful and happy, and is as joyous as though he had actually received the car. He knows his father will fulfill his promise, and he is full of gratitude and joy even though he has not yet received the car, objectively speaking. He has, however, received it with joy and thankfulness in his mind.
I shall illustrate how Mr. Broke applies this technique with excellent results. He said, “Bills are pilling up, I am out of work, I have three children and no money. What shall I do?”
Regularly every night and morning for a period of about three weeks, he repeated the words, “Thank you, Father, for my wealth,” in a relaxed, peaceful manner until the feeling or mood of thankfulness dominated his mind. He imagined he was addressing the infinite power and intelligent within him knowing of course, that he could not see the creative intelligence or infinite mind. He was seeing with the inner eye of spiritual perception, realizing that his thought-image of wealth was the first cause, relative to the money, position, and food he needed. His thought-feeling was the substance of wealth untrammeled by antecedent conditions of any kind. By repeating, “Thank you Father,” over and over again, his mind and heart were lifted p to the point of acceptance, and when fear, thoughts of lack, poverty, and distress came into his mind, he would say, “Thank you, Father,” as often as necessary. He knew that as he kept up the thankful attitude he would recondition his mind to the idea of wealth, which is what happened.
The sequel of his prayer is very interesting. After praying in the above manner, he met a former employer of his on the street whom he had not seen for twenty years. The man offered him a very lucrative position and advanced him $500 on a temporary loan. Today, Mr. Broke is vice-president of the company for which he works. His recent remark to me was, “I shall never forget the wonders of ‘Thank you, Father.’ It has worked wonders for me”
(Author: Dr. Joseph Murphy)