LAW OF PRAYER: In order to be beneficial,prayer must be soulful, heart-felt. So-called prayers that arise from the lips in some kind of blind intellectual belief rise no higher than the heads of the individuals praying in this manner. This condition of the soul is very injurious to that soul's future welfare and cannot possibly lead the Soul to the Father. So long as this condition exists and these futile prayers are engaged in, atonement with the Father is impossible. The only prayers which reach the Father are the sincere longings of the soul to know God, thereby opening the Soul to the inflowing of the Divine Love. Only the inflowing of this Love can reconcile the Soul to God and lead to an atonement with Him.