Question: Is prayer to the Creator and building relationships with friends on top of it the basis of our work?
Answer: Prayer is the most important action because egoism can be corrected only to the extent that it asks for its correction. It is said: There is no coercion in the spirituality. Therefore, only to the extent of our desire can we receive help from above, and the upper light will correct us.
So without prayer we go nowhere. We will remain small selfish animals, like those that exist around us. We are no different from them except for the ability to rise to the next level.
But this possibility depends only on how much we can unite and, in our unity, beg the Creator to raise us to unity. Then we will enter the next level of existence. But nothing else.
Therefore, we analyze the very necessary, very important points of our spiritual advancement, and we will try to reach the next level. In practice, it is already among us, it just needs to manifest itself clearly.
Question: Should a prayer be passed through the group to correct the connection, which includes family members?
Answer: We do not normally include a request for family members in group prayer. We cannot disconnect from our egoistic desires, motives, and connections in it. Therefore, such a prayer will not, at least at our stage, be truly spiritual.
From the International Convention “Rising Above Ourselves” 1/9/22, “Asking the Creator to Fill the Place Between Us” Lesson 7