The Golden Key To Prayer by Emmet Fox

A friend recently sent me a two page document entitled The Golden Key to Prayer by Emmet Fox.

The Golden Key to Prayer

I don’t believe that I’ve ever read anything by Emmet Fox before, but this essay truly resonated with me and it’s completely in alignment with

Now I’ll tell you why The Golden Key to Prayer was such a timely read for me.

In my continued search for truth I’ve found myself becoming frustrated with the amount of information out there that just doesn’t seem to have any basis in fact. It really is amazing how authors will write a book and even cite a resource that can’t be found.

I’ve come to realize that every person who writes has an agenda. It may be clear what that agenda is and it may not. The author may tell you his agenda is one thing and it may be completely different.

At last it doesn’t matter. Read the introductory paragraph to Mr Fox’s essay.

You and I just need to Be Still and Know God. Or in Emmet Fox’s words, “Stop thinking about the difficulty, whatever it is, and think about God instead”.

So whether the issue is health, wealth, your search for God,…. doesn’t matter – Think about God.

You may download “The Golden Key to Prayer” here:

The Golden Key to Prayer

Read it, do it, and share your thoughts and experiences below!

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17 comments… add one

  • Jeanie Brosius King Feb 2, 2014, 8:47 am

    Emmet Fox’s instruction to forget the difficulty even if only for a few moments is so powerful. Instead, turning our mind to whatever we know about God, even a simple “God is with me” catapults us out of worry and fear. We then think a new thought and feel a corresponding new emotion which then changes the outcomes.

    Interestingly, Abraham-Hicks instructions that holding a thought combined with a feeling for as little as 68 seconds radiates energy that creates is in complete agreement and alignment with Mr. Fox’s Golden Key.

    It is my experience that thoughts are electric in nature – and this is borne out by EEG tests which show the electrical nature of thoughts in our brain. Feelings are magnetic and draw to us “more of that”. Together, thoughts and feelings create our realities. Change your thoughts, feel the emotions associated with the new thought and … experience a different outcome.

    Indeed, Robert…Be Still. Know God. Thank you.

  • Brooke Lewis Feb 3, 2014, 1:17 pm

    Divine timing. Enjoyed the reading…now on to application!
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Kevin Feb 3, 2014, 2:17 pm

    I also believe this way: My question is how to apply this for intercessory prayer?

  • Robert Feb 3, 2014, 10:18 pm

    Great question, Kevin,

    When we are praying for others there’s a reason, right? Often we are seeing them in some sort of problem.

    So the Golden Key way would be to not think about the problem or see them in any kind of trouble at all. You also don’t make a specific request to God for them. What you’re doing is putting your thought on God and the perfection of God and seeing the other person through that lens of perfection.

    Care should be taken in interceding to ensure that we’re not simply imposing our self-righteous judgments on another or on a situation.

    Taking our focus off the problem and focusing on God takes us out of that loop of sure defeat.

    Make sense?



  • Robert Feb 3, 2014, 10:19 pm

    Hey Brooke!

    Let us know how the application goes!



  • Khetase Kapira Feb 4, 2014, 6:54 am
      It requires spiritual understanding and deep faith in our God, so please keep sharing so that we may have the Holy spirit for us to be spiritually mature, thanks for shairing.
  • Robert Feb 4, 2014, 8:02 am

    Glad you enjoyed the “Golden Key”.

    A relationship with God really is much simpler than we are taught to believe!



  • Alice kendi May 5, 2015, 4:53 pm

    It is amazing to learn about replacing problems with God. I am doing it now and will share back the outcome

  • Robert May 30, 2015, 11:03 am

    Hi Alice,

    Thanks for sharing. We look forward to the outcome you experience!



  • Caroline Jul 19, 2015, 8:10 am

    Hmmmmmm I read this article with interest.
    Could we replace God, turning to thinking about God, with say, a tree?
    Instead of “God is good” we could say “the apple tree is good” and continue on with what it good about the apple tree. Why it is good, and so on. ”
    Instead of “God is with me “, change to The apple tree is with me and I can partake of it”……..

    I guess my question here is … Does this Golden Key approach tap into some kind of power, or is it something to take ones mind off the issue in hand?

    Hope im not being contentious… But trying to understand Mr Foxs motive.

  • Robert Jul 19, 2015, 9:25 am


    That’s a good question and I know you’re not being contentious.

    I go back and re-read some of my posts occasionally and notice how my perspective has shifted over time. I read this one recently too and wondered the same thing and the truth is, I’m not sure what Fox had in mind.

    I do think that a person’s individual view of God would greatly affect the usefulness of his advice. So if I see God as a vindictive and angry judge who is trying to catch me doing something wrong, then focusing on that isn’t going to help. But if I see God as the universal source of life and power that is in me and in the perceived problem as well, then there is some potential for a shift – because my attitude will shift.

    Does that make sense?


  • Ncumisa Aug 4, 2015, 8:04 am

    Hi Saints
    i only found the page 24 hours ago,Im willing to practice it more and more often as i only started today.

    But believe me ,i have felt the change already today i feel so light and empowered by God’s divine Love.

    I hope im on track the way i tackled it.
    hoping to post a comment soon about the outcome

  • Robert Aug 4, 2015, 8:13 am

    If you’re already feeling the difference, I’d say you’re on track!

    And I wouldn’t worry about doing it right or wrong. I think we get too caught up in that kind of thinking and it doesn’t serve us.

    Move forward with intention. If what you’re doing doesn’t work, make some changes and keep moving forward with intention.



  • SMC Aug 8, 2015, 8:41 am

    Hi Robert:
    I just found your site the other day, and I’m really inspired by what you have to say. I’ve tried the Law of Attraction and it is often in conflict with my faith and understanding of who God is and what my relationship to God is. Prayer is also confusing when trying to practice LOA, so this post was very timely. Also, I was especially inspired by your post on faith, and today, I’m walkin’ around seeing with new eyes where my faith needs bolstering or change in focus.

    Thank you for the inspiration – to me, finding your blog is more evidence how much God loves me and provides for my every need! – and I look forward to more posts.

    With the fullness of God’s blessings,

  • Robert Aug 8, 2015, 9:30 am

    Hi Sunita,

    I love it when seekers are connected!



  • Cathy Aug 21, 2015, 8:02 pm

    It really is wonder to find your site, Robert. Most sites by Christians just about always dismiss or denounce New Thought and they call it cult and the folks in it heretics. Emmet Fox is truly amazing. He was by all accounts always a very humble man. He lived what he taught, he was generous, he would speak for 20 minutes on a Sunday to a crowds of thousands — no bands, no fancy stages, no show of “signs and wonders” — and most people said that listened to him honestly never even remembered what he looked like. New Thought has some amazing teachers, and all of them wrote from experience, the experience of practicing the presence of God, faith and trust in God to provide and heal.

    I have all of Emmet Fox’s books at this point, that I’ve gotten over two years. One of my favorites and, really, if you love The Golden Key it is a book worth having, and you’ll go to it again and again. That is Power Through Constructive Thinking. I wanted Emmet Fox’s essay and meditation on Psalm 45 called Be Still, and then I saw this book had in it his famous meditation on Psalm 23, as well as The Golden Key, his essay on “The Lord’s Prayer,” which is what changed so many things for me. I was raised a Catholic, taught to, as Fox puts it, “pray like a parrot,” And the Lord’s Prayer was just a prayer with very little meaning.

    So the places where I learned about what God’s will was and that God is Love was through Emmet Fox and also Joseph Murphy, who books and meditations I truly treasure. I see New Thought as not another religion but really pure spirituality — you can take what you like and leave the rest. Joseph Murphy is always referring to Brother Lawrence and it’s one book I don’t have yet.

    Another very powerful book that I read last winter was the Autobiography of George Muller. You can actually download some books on him for free. It’s all about pure faith, totally trust God. Everything Muller did was to prove the power and reality of the Living God.

    The Golden Key is effective with the law of attraction in throwing the focus on God is the ultimate in positive thought. In one of Emmet Fox’s short articles he talks about what positive thinking is and what it is not. It’s not what most people think and it’s not shallow. People make fun of it because they don’t understand it. David teaches us in the Psalms what it is — it’s praising God when you’re in hell. It was one of the hardest things for me to learn. I did it by picking up the Psalms. There’s one for every mood.

    I search for websites a lot to connect with other people. Sites where people are looking for pure faith and writing about and talking about it, and are open, and where they’re not writing somehwere some condomnation of some group or another, seems rare. But when you find them what treasures. I just find that God’s laws work better with God.

    Your site is a breath of fresh air.

  • Ncumisa Aug 23, 2015, 7:21 am

    Golden key is working wonders for me..I greatly appreciate everyones posts, it means we are united in God’s Love and Spirit.its not long ago I posted a comment here as beginner, I see thingsb have completely changed even at my work place.My top managers are being so supportive and positive towards my ideas something that has been not happening befor.i was even cursing working for a construction company even cursed the whole career that I chose.This God is inspiring.i am reading power through constructive thing done with Sermon on the mount.though at times I still page back to sermon in the mount.all these books im so addicted in them..My brother lost his job 2 years ago, he was threatened to be suspended and with no pay. I have been looking after him since then and my daughter and finances couldnt go right.but I took all unto the Lord, and after I have used this Golden key for his problem, the response from the office of the presidency is positive, because we ended up reporting the matter to the office since we could not afford the lawyer.they showed him his file that he is going back to his normal work , he must expect phone call anytime.They took his case seriously and they keep in touch with him for updates..Please Saints pray with that, he starts again with his duties..he is so depressed he loved his job..

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