In the past, you may have tried to use prayer as a response to a problem but all you could think was: ‘What am I going to do about my situation’? ‘I can’t tell anyone what’s going on, but I need to talk to someone, whom can I turn to’? ’ now that I am a Christian I have so many problems, what am I supposed to do to get answers?’ ‘I’m a Christian so can I make this law of attraction thing work for me?’ ‘How do I use the law of attraction without compromising my faith?’ ‘what if I don’t know the best way to pray about my problem, where do I go next’
When we want to learn something new we either find a class, or use a manual that tells us what ingredients or items to use, and what to do to get the result described. But if you are like me you want to know why each element works and with this new knowledge, you feel comfortable that you can get the best results because you know how each element works when handled and used properly.
Now, with your new knowledge, you become more confident but still cautious at first. You will think this way because you don’t want to fail, but unless you move from collecting knowledge to putting it into practice, your new skill will not become second nature.
The Law of Attraction (LoA) is said to have similar components to prayer, so here the author looks at any phenomenon in prayer that looks coincidental to find out how it might be addressed by scientific evidence to show why LoA is only half of the story. In her book, Jen takes the religious subtext commonly practiced through intricate, or vague interpretations and for clarity examines them against what scripture says for their validity.