Articles by Mary Kretzmann

Mary Kretzmann is the director of the Ananda Sangha Worldwide Healing Prayer Ministry, and author of Finding God in Your Family, available free online.


The Saddest Prayers

By Mary Kretzmann, Director of Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry As the Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry grows, it is inevitable that we receive prayer requests for that deepest of personal tragedies, a suicide. The number of prayer requests for suicide victims increased ever since the financial difficulties in 2008. (The number of suicides had also increased…

by Mary Kretzmann One evening, during our weekly healing prayer night, we had finished praying for individuals, and we were ending the evening with a general prayer for planetary healing. Using Paramhansa Yogananda’s longer and deeper Technique for Healing at a Distance, we would visualize a particular area, send healing light through our hands, and…

Healing Prayers for an Island

by Mary Kretzmann Years ago, a man wrote to the Healing Prayer Ministry requesting prayers for his island off the coast of Washington State. The weather there is cold, wet and dreary, and it gets even worse in the winter. He said everyone felt depressed and was getting “cabin fever.” I was new to directing…

Advanced Healing Prayer Technique

From the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda Many blessings flow from this practice, and some individuals are healed after one deep session. TECHNIQUE FOR CHANNELING DIVINE ENERGY In Person, or at a Distance Prepare with prayer and meditation. Sit erect. Gently tense and relax the whole body. Calm yourself. Touch the medulla once, in order to…

Sit erect. Gently tense and relax the whole body.  Calm  yourself. Touch the medulla once, in order to make it easier for you to concentrate on it. Then visualize Cosmic Energy surrounding and entering the body through the medulla, then going to the point between the eyebrows, and into the spine. Feel the energy flowing…

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Praying to Conceive Spiritual Children

Director of Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry Excerpted from “Finding God in Your Family” My late husband, Timothy, and I were wedded twice. We had a family wedding, and then packed up and moved, sight unseen, to Ananda Village as our honeymoon. It was Spiritual Renewal Week (1978)  – a special week of classes all taught…

Healing Prayers with Children

Excerpt from Finding God in your Family Early on, we taught our children how to do simple healing prayers for others. Usually it might be for friends in school, relatives, pets, or injured birds, etc. Normally we do the “Divine Mother Prayer,” below: Divine Mother, Thou art Omnipresent, Thou art in all Thy children. Thou…

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Healing Prayers with Children

Excerpt from Finding God in your Family Early on, we taught our children how to do simple healing prayers for others. Usually it might be for friends in school, relatives, pets, or injured birds, etc. Normally we do the “Divine Mother Prayer,” below: Divine Mother, Thou art Omnipresent, Thou art in all Thy children. Thou…