This is a lovely find from J.B.
The spiritual formula of prayer tells to ask and then immediately conceive of ourselves as receiving. For example, to be free from fear, ask the Lord to free you [to be in the positive state you are seeking]. Then believe that He has immediately done so. The minute you express your faith by sincerely asking Him for a blessing and believe your prayer is answered, your prayer is answered.
- Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Positive Thinking for Every Day of the Year, p. January 10.
Smile, and go Forth !