When one prays for help the universal Force is receptive. The receptor which is hearing our prayer is the spiritual essence of the Universe, also called God. This receptor is connected to us through the angelic thread network of Grace.
When we pray with humility and sincere asking we are in the energetic field of Grace. The angelic realm is always sensitive to this field and ‘feel’ our prayers through the network of Grace.
The angelic realm is hierarchical and reaches upward and inward towards the center of the Receptor-God.
The manifestation or answer to our prayer depends on many variables:
first: our personal karma in this life or prarabdha in Sanskrit.
Second: whether the prayer is for the greater glory of ‘spirit’ and of ‘God’.
Third: how many souls will benefit from the outcome of our request.
The role of prayer is to elevate individual souls upwards towards the heavenly angelic realm.
The more souls raise their energetic vibration together the greater the outcome. Hence the benefit of the development of churches and of group services to magnify the energetic field of the prayerful community towards the heavenly realm and towards ‘God’.
That is why going to Church benefits the soul because for those who are open and receptive there develops a connection between individual spiritual cords and the Higher Soul which resides more intensely when in groups and led by a spiritual leader.
Christ said: when two or more of you are gathered in my name, I am there.
Master Choa Kok Sui said: when seven are gathered to meditate (pray) it is like 100 one hundred meditating (praying) alone.
This is to demonstrate the power of prayer/meditating on the Divine Source.
We are spiritual beings (incarnated souls) being carried within physical vehicles with emotional/mental aspects which are also connected to our ‘souls’. When we die our soul leaves the physical body accompanied by its emotional/mental aspects through permanent silver cords.
We will rise to the astral plane or dimension of being and spiritualize our astral karma waiting to be re-born or re-incarnate into another physical being to continue working out our unresolved karmic debts as purification. This is the ‘game’. There is a Hierarchy which also influences how and where we re-incarnate. So free will exists to a degree only when we are in a physical body.