While reading a chapter from Joseph Murphy's "Power of the sub-conscious mind", I came across interesting passages which I will refer excerpts from. This book is available from our SPN Bookstore. For further enquiries, please contact Mr. Aman Singh for details. Chapter 8 - How to get the results you want Excerpts - Not all prayers are answered. Everyone knows that. Skeptics see this as evidence that prayer does not work. What they overlook is that for prayer to work, it must be used effectively with a clear understanding of its scientific basis. What if you find your prayer are not answered as you would like? What then? You must understand the principal reasons for such a failure. These are: lack of confidence and too much effort. Many people block answers to prayers by failing to fully comprehend the workings of their subconscious mind. When you know how your mind works, you gain the measure of confidence. You must remember that whenever your subconscious mind accepts an idea, it immediately begins to execute it. It uses all its mighty resources to that end. It mobilizes all the mental and spiritual laws of your deeper mind. This law is true for good ideas, but it holds true for bad ideas as well. Consequently, if you use your subconscious mind negatively, it brings trouble, failure and confusion. When you use it constructively, it brings guidance, freedom, and peace of mind. Successful prayer requires three basic steps: 1. Acknowledge or admit the problem. 2. Turn the problem over to the subconscious mind, which alone knows the most effective solutions or way out. 3. Rest with a sense of deep conviction that it is done. Doubts and hesitation only weaken your prayer.