An affirmation is a thought out expression of faith, it can vary according to that which is on the persons heart at the time.
A mantra is a set of words to be said by rote, requiring no thought whatsoever, and having very little if ANY value.
The Lords Prayer (Our father, who art in heaven,,,,,,,) has been turned into a mantra by many, they just say the words, without even thinking about the meaning of them. However, every sentence has very deep meaning, if people would slow down and THINK about what they are saying (feel free to change the words to modern English if you like, it shows you are thinking of their true meaning), then this becomes an affirmation, especially the part about "thy will be done", for it AFFIRMS that we are not in control, and acknowledges the Creator God who is. Jesus (who is God) bless you.
· 1 decade ago