I find it is important for me to begin a NeedlePrayer session with celebration and thanksgiving. I do NeedlePrayer pieces for people with major issues. It’s too easy to get caught up in awfulness. I need to begin with creation, with joy, with the good things that have happened to my prayer recipients.
Only then can I pray without negativity, with joy.
Without fear, with faith.
Without despair, with hope.
I believe this makes a profound difference in the quality of my prayer.