It's a spiritual axiom that whatever you put your mind on and whatever you pour your heart into will come true. That's why our thoughts and dreams, our hopes and visions are all-important.
And that's why what you think about while you are praying or decreeing makes a big difference in how effective your prayers and decrees are. It's the mind-body connection.
If your mind is concentrating on your Higher Self or on the flame in your heart while you pray, you are energizing yourself with that light and taking on those spiritual patterns in your body.
If, on the other hand, you put your attention on negativity or lower vibrations, you will take on those patterns. That is why, for example, violence on TV or in movies is not a healthy diet for children or adults.
We must always keep our eye on the positive outcome. We must visualize the highest good we can imagine—peace on earth, brotherhood, a clean environment.
For what we together focus on, we will create.