the art and science of the spoken word
For centuries, spiritual traditions of the East have understood and have used the power of the Word in mantras
passed down from teacher to student.
Not only are mantras used for focusing the mind in meditation, but also for the release of light to effect change
in your life and the lives of others.
You, too, can experience the power of the Word in affirmations, decrees, prayers, mantras, and fiats
to release the sacred fire of the presence of God within you.
DECREES, MANTRAS, AFFIRMATIONS
These combine the fires of the heart, visualization of the desired result, and the incredible power of the Word.
It can be devotional, meditative, celebratory, or powerful fiats for immediate action.
This powerful form of prayer is the fulfillment of God's mandate to Isaiah:
"Concerning the work of my hands, command ye me," (Isaiah 45:11)
And God's mandate to Job:
"Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee." (Job 22:28)
Jesus Christ also taught the power of the word:
"By thy words thou shalt be justified and by thy words thou shalt be condemned." (Matthew 12:37)
We primarily use the decrees and songs created by Mark and Elizabeth Prophet (and from other sources) in our services. They combine a number of the forms of prayer.
LEARN TO DECREE
A decree is defined in the dictionary as an official order given by a person with power and an order usually having the force of law.
From a spiritual perspective, it is no different. The person with power is YOU--and that power is the I AM Presence within you and the living Christ, the Son of God, that dwells in your heart. You are calling upon God's universal law and light to be enacted in a given situation.
If you are new to the art and science of using the spoken word as a creative force, we recommend that you begin by listening to this dynamic presentation on how meditation, prayer, and the spoken word are the perfect alchemy for changing your life and the world around you.
This excerpt is from the late Elizabeth Clare Prophet who mastered the art of invocation and the various forms of prayer and taught this art to many around the world.
Meditation, Communion and the Science of the Spoken Word
Elizabeth Clare Prophet
(Picture and recording copyright The Summit Lighthouse.)
"Speak the Word"
Florence Scovel Shinn, metaphysical teacher and lecturer in the late 1920s, wrote a series of books on the power of the spoken word. She would “speak the word” for thousands of people who would come to her to help them with their problems.
"All the good that is to be made manifest in man’s life is already an accomplished fact in divine mind, and is released through man’s recognition, or spoken word, so he must be careful to decree that only the Divine Idea be made manifest, for often, he commands, through his “idle words”, failure or misfortune. It is, therefore, of the utmost importance, to word one’s demands correctly."
Many Traditions Use the Spoken Word
As far back as the lost continents of Atlantis and Lemuria the priests and priestesses of the sacred fire made invocations to the Deity in the temples. For thousands of years, adepts in the Far East as well as mystics around the world have practiced mantras, chants, prayers and invocations to increase light in the individual's world as well as the world at large.