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159 If you are an observing person, you must have noticed that most people resort to
160 prayer ONLY after everything else has FAILED! Or else they pray by a ritual of
161 meaningless words. And, because it is a fact that most people who pray, do so
162 ONLY AFTER EVERYTHING ELSE HAS FAILED, they go to prayer with
163 their minds filled with FEAR and DOUBT, which are the emotions the
164 subconscious mind acts upon, and passes on to Infinite Intelligence.
165 Likewise, that is the emotion which Infinite Intelligence receives, and ACTS
166 UPON.
167 If you pray for a thing, but have fear as you pray, that you may not receive it, or
168 that your prayer will not be acted upon by Infinite Intelligence, your prayer will
169 have been in vain.
170 Prayer does, sometimes, result in the realization of that for which one prays. If
171 you have ever had the experience of receiving that for which YOU prayed, go
172 back in your memory, and recall your actual STATE OF MIND, while you were
173 praying, and you will know, for sure, that the theory here described is more than
174 a theory.
175 The time will come when the schools and educational institutions of the country
176 will teach the "science of prayer." Moreover, then prayer may be, and will be
177 reduced to a science. When that time comes, (it will come as soon as mankind is
178 ready for it, and demands it), no one will approach the Universal Mind in a state
179 of fear, for the very good reason that there will be no such emotion as fear.
180 Ignorance, superstition, and false teaching will have disappeared, and man will
181 have attained his true status as a child of Infinite Intelligence. A few have already
182 attained this blessing.
183 If you believe this prophesy is far-fetched, take a look at the human race in
184 retrospect. Less than a hundred years ago, men believed the lightning to be
185 evidence of the wrath of God, and feared it. Now, thanks to the power of
186 FAITH, men have harnessed the lightning and made it turn the wheels of
187 industry. Much less than a hundred years ago, men believed the space between
188 the planets to be nothing but a great void, a stretch of dead nothingness. Now,

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