Thursday, February 4, 2010

Prayer and Physics

I know I promised we’d talk more about Roe v. Wade and the science of abortion, but I’m going to first talk about physics and prayer. I’ll talk more about Roe v. Wade next week.

I recently found out about something called, “Healing the Family Tree.” It’s an interesting philosophical concept that allows people to consider praying for healing in their family and healing for the generations before them. Different huh?

Well, before you go ballistic, think about this. What would you do if you could go back in the past and explain to someone from your family tree how the hurts they caused others still hurts the family today? Would you go back?

Well, you can’t. Physics doesn’t allow it.

But…what if you could send grace to the past? What if you prayed for healing for those who were hurt and asked that they not pass it onto the future generations? Would you do it?

Sound impossible. Well, for humans it is. But, not for God. You see, we’re restricted to space and time. That’s the reality of the third dimension. But time is a creature created by God and therefore not something that restricts God. So consider that such a concept is possible. Prayer isn’t restricted to physics!

Doesn’t that open up tons of possibilities? Healing from abortion, healing from incest, healing from child abuse, healing from family hurts.

So now, imagine with me, what if you sent enough grace to the past that is healed the future. You may alter your own future. Now that’s worth dreaming about, don’t you think?

Read more about this concept here:


Robbie Iobst said...

Wow Loretta, interesting. Three reactions: 1) I like the thought of sending grace to the past, but I don't agree that you can pray for salvation for the past members of your family, like the Mormons do. 2) Anything is possible with God. Anything. :0) 3) You could write a Christian version of Lost. Call it Saved. :0)

Kay Day said...

Elisabeth Elliot expressed a similar idea. Hers was more close in as far as time. For example you forget to pray for a friend who is going through something until after the something has passed. Go ahead and pray. She says perhaps God will answer it in retrospect so to speak.
I've thought of that often and tend to pray for things after the fact, but I've never thought to take it back as far as you suggest.
Very interesting idea. I like it.

smithsk said...

What a mind blowing concept, Loretta. You could write a book about this subject. I like Robbie's idea, call it "Saved."

Loretta said...

Thank you ladies for your comments.

Robbie: Just to let you know, all I'm saying is that prayers sent back in time might heal our ancestors lives back then. I'm not implying anything about their salvation.

Because science has revealed that there are more than three dimensions, we now understand and accept that fact.

As a child, we always asked, "So who created God?" and "How long will eternity last?"

As adults we accept that God always was and always will be. We can't even fathom "eternity."

So we have to use the same understanding to wrap our heads around this kind of prayer. We have to think outside the box that is the third dimension.

Thanks for helping me explain this concept further!

Jan Parrish said...

Very timely and gives me much to think and pray about. Thanks Loretta.

denise said...

Like Kay, I have prayed for the past. Praying for healing of ancestors ... why not? Good ideas, Loretta. I'm going to go look up that website.

Loretta said...

Thanks for your comments, Jan and Denise. It's a cool concept!

Mary DeMuth said...

Beautifully worded, Loretta! Thanks for sending me the link.

Loretta said...

Sure, Mary!

Pam said...

"But…what if you could send grace to the past? What if you prayed for healing for those who were hurt and asked that they not pass it onto the future generations? Would you do it?"

God's time is not linear like humanity's, and all things are possible with our merciful God. He can make grace rain down, we just need to ask, and petition, and pray.