Grace to you!
Wondering if there is any prayer with an automatic positive result? Yes, there is. Not to say that God does not answer every prayer. He does, but some with a “yes” but not yet time; some with a “yes,” but I have a better plan; and still others with a “yes” with a positive immediate result. Would you like to know this prayer that always comes with a divine yes and immediate result? It is a prayer for forgiveness of sins. I would use the analogy of the Cleansing of the Leper in Mark 1:40-45 and a few other texts in the bible as proofs.
Leprosy, though a medical health condition, had a symbolic meaning during the time of Jesus. It was symbolic of spiritual impurities, sin; and a leper was considered cursed by God because of his or her sins. The Leper must therefore repent, confess his sins; and even so, the typical Jew of Jesus’ time believed that only God could restore the Leper to health, indicating forgiveness and freedom from sin. And for this declaration of cleansing to be accepted by the community so the Leper could be welcome and re-instated in the community, the spiritual leader of the community, that is the priest, must prove the Leper is cleansed.
So, in the story written in Mark 1:40-45, a Leper was asking to be cleansed, which would mean to be forgiven. He was appealing to the divinity of Jesus who has the power to heal. Such a request God does not refuse. As the book of Psalms chapter 51;17 recounts: “A humble contrite heart, that is, a heart that asks for forgiveness of sins, the Lord does not reject.”
No matter your past, the dark nature of your uncleanness, a simple plea for forgiveness and healing to Jesus is an absolute yes. God actually invited us to take him up on this challenge when he said in Isaiah 1:18: “come now let us reason together, though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool” (Isaiah 1:18).
Didn’t you realize that according to the Bible, the first person that went to heaven (paradise) was a thief, one who was crucified by the right side of Jesus? He received immediate unconditional forgiveness by simply saying “Lord, please remember me in your kingdom.” You too should have this absolute certainty in the mercy of God who forgives and heals when you ask for it. I find this all the time at the confessional, that place where the Catholic priest speaks to a sinner God’s healing words of mercy and forgiveness “I absolve you from your sins.”
Go for it!
God love you. God bless you.