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Living On A Hope and A Prayer!

Updated on December 29, 2013

Living on A Hope and A Prayer!

Living on a hope and a prayer should read living on a prayer and a hope but we’ll get into that a little later. By today’s standards this phrase has a negative stigma that implies weakness or hopelessness but in essence it’s how life was expected to be lived and experienced! Everything in life was created by the infinite mind of God and a few people even consider that an infinite idea procreated itself, I choose to believe in God and the key word I will use in my discourse of living on a hope and a prayer is,” belief.”

So what’s living on a hope and a prayer?

Thoughts and concepts are the things that materialize in our world. When we consider that everything has a spiritual origin we can begin to cogitate on how living on a hope and a prayer is fathomable, considering that everything that we experience was once a immaterial thought formed by it’s desire to become a reality. The quality of existence in this reality we call life exists because of our hopes and prayers, or do they? Actually the phrase “living on a hope and a prayer” should read, “living on a prayer and a hope” because a thought must come before its expectation. This fact changes everything from expectations without a thought or purpose to thoughtful expectations with a purpose!

Every thought is based on a belief

Every thought is based on a belief and nothing can exist without the thought to support it, we cannot be happy without the thought to support happiness. Our action and emotions are cued by our thoughts. Love has a purpose and the desire to manifest itself, the idea is its purpose and desire is its reason!

Strength vs. Weakness

The power of a single thought can change a person’s destiny from aimless to spot on! In the beginning of my text we talked about the negative stigma attached to living on a hope and a prayer; you may have noticed that I deliberately did not alter its phrasing because the thought had to come first before I could demonstrate the difference. Now I can illustrate my point without any further distraction. Living on a prayer and a hope is our most powerful form of existence it allows us to achieve success at its highest form of creation, which is thought or spiritual origination! Our thoughts are the conduits that life forms into the reality we call our world. My point is not to awe you with life’s capability but to awaken you to what God has given you freely. I hope you can see through this analogy that life is more powerful than just aimlessly winging it without a purpose but its strength is in its origin!

The funny thing about life is that when one man is having the time of his life another man is catching hell. Some people aspire to their thoughts and expectations and others are endlessly challenge by them. Living on a prayer and a hope or living without a prayer and hoping to get by are choices we have to make that will impact our existence.

Our Invisible Presence series FTI© 08/04/10 ~Darryl Lowe


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    • BreatheN2Grow profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thank you, I appreciate your comment!

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      Kukata Kali 

      4 years ago

      Strong expression! Enjoyed the read~

    • BreatheN2Grow profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      You're absolutely welcome...I'm so glad it was a consoling experience! Thoughts are things that occupy our mind!

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      6 years ago

      My life is in turmoil right now. I have used the turn (to without knowing where it came from )sent a lot in the last few days. Deciding to look it up i found your post. From the bottom of my heart thank you. The prospective hit me hard.

    • BreatheN2Grow profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thank your Maralexa what an inspiring thing to say!

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      Marilyn Alexander 

      6 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

      When I am tired or want to say something in one of my own hubs about a person's purpose in life, I come back to your beautiful hubs and read your words again.

      Blessings, Maralexa

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      7 years ago

      This is a very powerful message, thank you for sharing it.


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