Table of Contents
How to Use This Book
MAKING LIFE MIRACULOUS
2 Miracles-or Madness?
3 You Are Not a Victim
THE MYTH OF KARMA
4 What Is
5 Your Mental Legislature
6 How Grace Overcomes Karma
TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR DESTINY
7 How to Create
8 Fulfilling Your Desires
9 Using the Spiritual Law to Your Advantage
PRACTICING SCIENTIFIC PRAYER
10 What Is
11 The Nine-Step Scientific Prayer Method
12 How to Use Scientific Prayers
SAMPLE PRAYERS AND AFFIRMATIONS
Spiritual Healing Prayers
14 Three Hundred Affirmations
15 Twenty Scientific Prayer Treatments
CREATING MIRACLES IN EVERYDAY LIFE
Research on Prayer
17 Everyday Prayer Miracles
About the Author
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by Dr. Susan
1: Everyday Miracles
"Anyone who doesn't believe in
miracles isn't a realist."
Why does a seemingly capricious
deity answer prayers for some people and not for others? Why do
some prayers remain unfulfilled? Is our technique of prayer
ineffectual? Are we praying amiss?
Some people who attempt to pray
give up in defeat, concluding that prayer does not work for them.
They assume that only the fortunate few, perhaps those with extreme
purity in their hearts, or excessive faith in their souls, can pray
successfully. But God seems to lend a deaf ear to ordinary
As a child I tried to pray and
hoped God would respond. But it seemed the more I prayed, the more
God refused to listen. I came to the conclusion that either God
does not exist, or else I am not worthy for God to acknowledge me.
This childhood experience was so disheartening that I totally lost
touch with how accessible God can be.
It was not until 1986, when I
learned a powerful method called "Scientific Prayer," that I
realized that anyone who can learn a few simple principles is
capable of praying successfully and getting startling
Even though many people are not
getting winning results from prayer, there are millions who have
used a proven prayer technique that is effective, practical, and
highly successful. By reading this book, you will learn and
practice this extraordinary method.
This book offers a unique process
of Scientific Prayer that will help you get the positive outcome
you are seeking. This system is based on the teachings of "New
Thought," which is, in turn, the foundation of the human potential
New Thought teachings were
developed by such illumined souls as Ernest Holmes (1887-1960),
founder of Church of Religious Science and author of The Science of
Mind, and Charles (1854-1948) and Myrtle (1845-1931) Fillmore,
co-founders of the Unity Church.
New Thought, a nonsectarian philosophy, proposes that all causes
are internal forces, and all difficulties can be overcome by
metaphysical means, such as prayer and affirmation. "Spiritual Mind
Treatment," in which mind is considered primary and causative, is
the principal method of healing used in New Thought.
Although prayer and affirmation
have become increasingly popular, many people do not know how to
pray effectively. They read books or attend churches that inspire
them to pray, yet they do not know how to put the words together
that comprise a powerful, masterful prayer. While many people have
studied principles of prayer and affirmation, they have not
received basic training in the art of prayer.
This unique book offers a new,
systematic approach to prayer. It helps anyone create miracles in
daily life through a simple nine-step Scientific Prayer method.
This system offers a source of inner strength and self-confidence
unavailable in other teachings.
Although this book addresses the
need to develop prayer power, it does not assume prior experience
in the field. Anyone can easily comprehend and apply these simple
methods that can be used in everyday life. These field-proven
techniques have been tested and verified by millions of people from
all backgrounds and religions, who have experienced significant
Throughout forty years of
teaching meditation and prayer techniques, I have often heard the
following complaints, to which this book provides practical
1. "I have tried prayer and
affirmation, but it just doesn't work for me."
In this book you will
learn unique, simple prayer and affirmation techniques that anyone
can do and get positive results.
2. "My negative
thought-patterns, habits, and conditioning prevent me from
fulfilling my desires."
In Chapter __ you will
find specific healing affirmations and prayers that help you
overcome negative patterns.
3. "I feel frustrated that I
cannot fulfill my desires."
By reading this book,
you will discover what your soul is longing to fulfill, and you
will realize how to achieve those true desires of your
4. "I want to fulfill my true
purpose, but I don't know what it is."
Using a simple technique
in Chapter __, you will get in touch with your true life plan and
purpose and how to express it.
5. "I am offended by rules and
regulations, cults, and coercive organizations."
The universal techniques
in this book impose no restrictions and are compatible with other
religious philosophies, lifestyles, and personal
6. "I don't want to work at
difficult, strict, hard-to-follow disciplines."
This book is easy to
understand-logical, and practical, with simple-to-learn methods
requiring no previous experience, background, training, or
BENEFITS YOU CAN
Here are a few of the many
benefits you can receive through practicing the methods in this
book. Included are testimonials from people who have used these
techniques to create miracles in their lives:
1. Taking control of your
Janet Ponce, a
cosmetologist from Las Cruces, New Mexico reports: "I felt like a
ship without a rudder. My life had no particular direction. Since I
joined a prayer circle and learned Scientific Prayer, my life has
been on track. Now I feel I am the captain of my ship and can steer
my own course."
2. Setting clear goals and
An engineer from San
Diego, Anthony Hague, says: "Thank you for teaching me how to
establish clear-cut objectives that I can work to achieve. Through
praying to manifest my goals, I was able to start my own consulting
business, which has become a very successful company with several
3. Getting in touch with your
true heartfelt desires and divine purpose.
An artist from Dallas,
Sharon Bordic, reveals: "For many years I was seeking to know my
life purpose. By discovering my divine plan in Susan Shumsky's
workshop at Unity Church, I had a revelation that changed my career
path. I went back to art school and have been painting again. This
new direction is like a ray of sunshine for my life."
4. Enjoying better
relationships with family, friends, and coworkers.
Jacob Unger, from Point
Roberts, Washington says, "I have been using the methods of
spiritual healing and am surprised at the result. My friends seem
to relate to me on a more clear level, honoring my integrity and
quality of being. They are less possessive and more tolerant and
unconditionally loving towards me. My relationships are changing
for the better. They're more clear, mature, and the muddy emotional
imbalances are less."
5. Enjoying a sense of inner
happiness in everyday life.
Andrea Lasko, an
administrative assistant from Denver, reports: "Since I started
using the prayers from Dr. Shumsky's workshop at the Energy
Medicine conference in Boulder, I have undergone a major shift in
how I see myself and my relationships. I am amazed by how much joy
I have discovered in the little miracles of life. Thank you for
this beautiful teaching."
6. Being more self-reliant and
less dependent on others.
James Tan, an architect
from San Diego says, "I feel less controlled by other people. I
feel that if someone is trying to control me, I now have a way that
I can be detached from that."
7. Enjoying greater self-love,
self-acceptance, and inner power.
Lorene Spencer, a cancer
patient from Lansing, Michigan writes, "I am learning how to
finally love myself, heal myself, and overcome this loneliness.
I've been saying the healing prayers and affirmations daily. I
really feel like I have power within me-feeling something great
8. Learning to pray for
yourself and for others and getting positive results.
A mother from Ontario,
Canada, Juliet DiFranco, says: "Since taking your workshop at
Christ Church Unity, I have been using the prayers and find greater
harmony at home and at work. Especially when I pray for my kids, I
notice immediate benefits. My prayers have healed everything from
physical ailments to problems at school. Thank you for changing my
9. Dwelling in the joyous,
comforting, loving presence of God.
Grace Suzuki, a teacher
from San Francisco says, "One thing I've experienced is a feeling
of invincibility. When we know the healing prayers, we know we are
protected by the light of our being; then there's no reason to
fear, no matter where we go, no matter who we happen to be with.
This is a wonderful sense of security."
10. Experiencing God's grace
at work in your everyday life.
Doina Barkhaus, teacher
from Phoenix, Arizona writes: "For the leap in spirituality I
gained in one day at Dr. Shumsky's 'Expect Miracles' workshop, I
would have had to attend church for 100 years. Upon awakening the
next morning, I was so much lighter! I had let go of all my
religious conditioning-my preconceived notions of what God is. I
was lifted to a new level. I realized, I AM a divine being! I AM a
part of God, and it's okay to say that. I realized how limiting my
life has been, and I'm ready to cut through! I know what to pray
for, what the block is, and what to do. I am ready to let it go. A
lot of obstacles were removed."
11. Creating miracles in your
From Portland, Oregon,
Jason Reynolds, a consumer advocate writes, " I am a long-time
meditator. I call myself a God junkie, and my prayer life is
frequently ecstatic. In the last two years, I have had great luck
praying for people with cancer. In eight of nine cases so far the
tumors have disappeared in God's perfect light. I am astonished
each and every time. Also blown away by God's generosity. One thing
about the spiritual journey: it is never dull! Infinitely expansive
love for our Infinite Creator."
GIFTS OF THIS
This book is written to open
untold possibilities to everyone who is led to it. It is a
guidebook to fulfilling your personal desires and an introduction
to the field of miracles. Lovingly brought forth under the guidance
of the Holy Spirit-the spirit of wholeness within-it will help you
use your inner God-given power, which is your birthright, to
fulfill your dreams and manifest your divine purpose.
This book tears down old idols,
eliminate useless concepts, and abolish habitual, damaging thought
processes. Therefore it is designed to effect the true
transformation that you seek as an aspirant of the living God. It
is not for those unwilling to learn, to grow, and to take a few
risks. It is not for anyone content to be hypnotized by
previously-held, false beliefs that have held you in
"To grow in prayer is to grow in
awareness of what's real. We free ourselves from denial, from
illusions, from addictions."-Thomas E. Clarke
This book is meant as a gift of
love from a God of love. Those who wish to cling to a God of wrath
and punishment may find little comfort in these pages. However, if
you have held such a belief so far but are open to the possibility
of something new, then this book is a gift to you with blessings of
Those who are exhausted with the
world, downtrodden and weary of struggling to find fulfillment, to
you this book may be a great awakening and a treasure. Therefore,
be open to possibilities that await you in the jewels of your inner
precious crown of life, God's gift for you.
WHY I WROTE THIS
I have practiced spiritual
disciplines since 1967, when I learned to meditate. My first
spiritual mentor was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, enlightened master from
India, guru of the Beatles and Deepak Chopra, and founder of
Transcendental Meditation. In 1970, on the banks of the Ganges
River in India, Maharishi personally trained me to be a meditation
teacher. I lived in his ashrams (learning institutions) in secluded
areas, including the Himalayas of India and the Swiss Alps, for
twenty-two years, and I served on his personal staff for seven of
Under Maharishi's tutelage, I used to meditate up to twenty hours
a day. I would go into my room and not emerge for eight weeks at a
time. Meals were left outside my door. I sometimes observed silence
and did not utter a word for four months at a time. I fasted for up
to two months at a time. I practiced total celibacy. I was in
introvert, and that is definitely an understatement.
After spending twenty-two years
with my eyes closed, I had a profound realization. Even though I
was fortunate to enjoy amazing spiritual experiences in daily
meditation, I was not expressing spirituality in my outer
personality. Exceedingly arrogant, I believed my guru was the only
guru, his teaching was the only way to realize God, and his
disciples were superior human beings on a higher mission. No one
could tell me anything-I knew it all. Little did I know how little
Happily, I was introduced to a
wonderful New Thought teaching in San Diego-Teaching of Intuitional
Metaphysics, founded by Dr. Peter Meyer, co-author of Being a
Christ! Dr. Meyer's techniques helped me attain direct
communication with the "still small voice" of God within and to use
the power of the spoken word in prayer in order to heal others and
I began teaching Divine Revelation® seminars, and students
had such miraculous experiences that I was inspired to offer these
seminars in print. Divine Revelation was the first book published.
This, my fifth book, Miracle Prayer, offers a practical program to
help you fulfill your purpose and create miracles in everyday
I am pleased and grateful to now
give this precious teaching to you. For Scientific Prayer has
definitely transformed my life, and it can transform yours. You
have the God-given power to dream, and your dreams are real and
worthy. Let God's love and miracle-power help you fulfill your
dreams. If you can dream miracles, and you can believe in miracles,
then you can achieve miracles. Believe in yourself now and begin to
realize your destiny. Trust in God's grace to be your guide on this
journey to fulfillment. You are the driver. Let God be your
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