— Dr Frank Buchman, Founder of the Oxford Group

Two Way Prayer Sample Writings

Here’s a collection of writings Two Way Prayer listeners have sent us. There really is no right or wrong way to do this work. What seems most important is the sincerity of the question each listener asks and the listener’s willingness to let go of control and “let the answer come.” 

 As the Big Book promises, “When we drew near to Him He disclosed Himself to us.”  And again,  “What used to be the hunch or the occasional inspiration gradually becomes a working part of the mind.”

We’ll be updating these Sample Writing Pages monthly and hope you may be guided to share with us some of what you hear. 

From Payton:
I was feeling a lot of guilt and shame and struggling with my stubborn perfectionism.  

My question:
Father, how can I become more forgiving of myself?

My answer:
I made you as you are. Every part of you serves a purpose in my plan. Even your perfectionism serves a place. Know that some undesirable traits give you the opportunity to grow closer to me. You have my love no matter how imperfect you think you are. Remain humble by admitting your faults to me and to others. Focus on forgiving others for their shortcomings. I am always directing you in some way and you are still learning to listen. Do not think that your misdeeds exceed the capacity for my grace. I love you and will not let you go.

From Joe:
My Inner Critic was sounding off, telling me I'm a failure, lazy - that life is meaninigless and that death is staring at me in the face.

My question:
Lord, please help me!

My answer:
Did you think the walls would fall without a fight? All your shadows came out yesterday. Let this show you, your inner-life is unmanageable too. Who do you listen to? Who will you follow? Trust me! I’ll never let you go. You are dust and to dust you will return” – But know in the recesses of your heart, that you are my dust - And know that I became dust and made it and you sacred – always and forever mine.


From Doug:
I was feeling small and overwhelmed, financially insecure and worried about the future.

My question:
My question: God, what should I do about my fears today?

My answer:
Look at this day as belonging to me - along with all the wealth in the world. Trust in me to provide for you. Have I let you down yet? Continue on your path of simplification and cleansing from your fears and anxiety and trust in me. Eat simply. Live simply.Exercise!

Take only what you need in life and leave the rest for others.

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