“Truly Helpful Prayer” Session 5 | Being Truly Helpful 2024 Series: A Course in Miracles

“Truly Helpful Prayer”

Teaching Session 5

Here’s a recap of our fifth and final teaching session, led by Rev. Deb, which focused on the final line in the Truly Helpful Prayer, “I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal.”

Session Highlights:

  • Meditation: The session opened with a grounding meditation, focusing on contentment and presence. Participants were guided through mindfulness techniques and the affirmation “I am here, I am healed” is a powerful connector to the Holy Spirit.
  • Discussion on the “Truly Helpful” Prayer: We recapped the previous week’s readings and then the exploration centered around the fourth sentence of the Truly Helpful Prayer from “A Course in Miracles”: “I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal.” This discussion highlighted the transformation involved in releasing the ego and embracing our shared identity, fostering a deep connection with the Divine. This path of healing encourages forgiveness, the relinquishment of judgment, and the recognition of our collective journey toward oneness.
  • Exploring the Prayer’s Fifth/Final Sentence: In allowing the Divine to teach us to heal, we open ourselves to our own healing. This line encapsulates the essence of the prayer – that in our willingness to be instruments of healing, we too are healed. 
  • Reflection and Journaling Exercise: Participants were encouraged to reflect and journal about their experiences and feelings towards healing and being healed.
  • Reading Assignment: To prepare for our next session, we encourage you to read Chapter 28, VII. The Ark of Safety, Lesson 137 – When I am healed I am not healed alone. and Chapter 9, V. The Unhealed Healer.

Homework Assignments:

  • Reflection on the Final Sentence: Continue to ponder the fourth sentence of the prayer. Allow its meaning to resonate with you throughout the week.
  • Practice the “I am here” Meditation: Regularly engage in the meditation shared by Rev. Deb to enhance your presence and awareness.
  • The Optional Assignment: If you chose to work with the previous optional assignment, focusing on being helpful to someone in your life, consider what comes to you now as to what to say and what to do in this situation? Trust the direction from Holy Spirit.
  • Read: Gain further insights with the assigned readings, which will be the basis for our next week’s discussion with our facilitators.

This fourth teaching session helped us to deepen our understanding and experience of divine contentment and guidance. You are always welcome to join us.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • March 17/20 – Study Session: Readings led by Rev. Paul and facilitators.

o  Chapter 28, VII. The Ark of Safety  

o   Lesson 137 – When I am healed I am not healed alone.

o   Chapter 9, V. The Unhealed Healer

  • Supplemental Readings for Personal Study
    • Manual for Teachers, 5. How is Healing Accomplished, 6. Is Healing Certain? and 7. Should Healing Be Repeated? 
    • The Song of Prayer, 3. Healing, IV. The Holiness of Healing 

The following week on March 24th, the facilitators will be sharing with you the readings for Easter from Chapter 20, I. Holy Week and II. The Gift of Lilies. Note that there will be no meeting on Easter Sunday 3/31.

Miss Previous Sessions?

  • If you missed the previous teachings, you can find the videos and recaps here.


  • Our Sunday session is the live teaching with Rev. Deb on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. Rev. Paul facilitates the in between sessions. Rev. Deb won’t be with us again until the late summer/fall. See below for our reading and study schedule for April – August.
  • During the Wednesday session, the video of Rev. Deb’s teaching is shown with discussion afterward. Now that her teaching is complete for this series, The groups will be running with study on specific readings, see below.
  • 1st and 3rd sessions of the month are led by our facilitators for the purpose of discussing the assigned readings. The groups will be running as previous to Rev. Deb’s teaching with study on specific readings, see below.
  • Attend the session day/time that works for you and attend as your schedule allows.
  • Learn how to attend live sessions. See bottom of email for days/times.

Please feel free to share any insights or questions you may have in our next session or via our Facebook Group or Email Group. Your contributions enrich our collective learning experience.

Looking forward to our continued journey into the heart of “Being Truly Helpful.”

Our next series will start April 7th, the week after Easter, and we will be doing a book discussion with the book by Ken Wapnick, “The Healing Power of Kindness: Volume 1: Releasing Judgment.” We will only be studying Volume 1. It is available in print and on Kindle. It is also available as an audiobook on FACIM.org.

Our summer series will be on the Characteristics of God’s Teachers.

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With Love and Light,

Revs. Paul and Deb Phelps and the MiraclesOne Team

Interested to “Meditate with Deb”?

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Join Deb’s classes, this month’s focus is Intuitive Awakening. All of her classes this month are on this focus.

Thoughts on Week 35, Text, Chapter 20, I. Holy Week & II. The Gift of Lilies

The following recordings are related to our last two sections of this week: I. Holy Week and II. The Gift of Lilies. In fact, there are several recordings we have made over the years on these sections since they are related to Easter.

Additional Easter Audio and Video Messages and a Meditation – https://miraclesone.org/2016/03/easter-message/

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