be done unto you." And the still better-known reference: "Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do." All along, we have given particular attention to that word "whatsoever" (revised—whatever). And now you are astounded that I imply that there are, or may be, certain things for which we are prohibited from praying. It sounds paradoxical only to those who have not analyzed what prayer is and who have not gone deeply into these promises with reference to prayer. "Abide in" carries with it not only the thought of continuous existence in, but a thought of permeation, oneness with . . . a Oneness with God, wherein man may ask what he will and it will be given him. When man recognizes his oneness with Good, what can he ever ask aside from good for all men? The other promise is exactly the same.
"Whatever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do." Do you observe the phrase that contains the catch? In my name! In His nature; the nature of God. Bearing this in mind, we can then proceed to the things that are automatically barred from our prayers. At once, we know that we cannot pray for evil or misfortune to come upon any man. If we are abiding in Him,