Well, the activities themselves range from elaborate one month yagnas and constant chanting of mantras to a less than a millisecond activity of crossing the chest and looking up into the sky as one crosses a place of worship atop a speeding bike ! In-between there is an ever expanding milieu of activities: candle light vigils. Monday – Sunday fasting regimens. (With an additional colour or two for specific days of the week). The list is endless.
I vividly recall praying for peace in
Basket ball player said,
“Excuse me guys for just a sec
while go bow my head”
And in the quiet of that room
The basket ball player prayed,
“Oh God if nothing hear me now
I know that fate is made.”
“So help us lord to win this
game, it’s the big one man, you see,
If we lose this game that’s itg for us.
Please do this, lord, for me”.
And as his body knelt in prayer
He looked up the sky,
“And while I am here and have
sometime, I need to ask you why?”
“They say you never help teams win,
Just do it once I pray
We will pay you back in kinder deeds
Or in another way”
“Thre reason I cant help you win”,
the lord then replied
Is as youre asking me to win,
So is the other side”
“I am every body’s father and
I must not take one side.
So games are played on your own
Or they would all be tied”
“But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pray”
He answered him with care
“You can pray that players don’t get hurt. And
that all calls are fair.”
“And then I wont just watch the game,
I’ll bless it with my care,
Because dear son you need to learn
That life’s not always fair.”
And while the player heard this voice,
He bowed his head in prayer,
“I pray for fairness”, said the boy
“And for your tender care”
“You shall be blessed”, the lord replied
Your team and you the same,
And now will you excuse me my boy
I cannot http://pharmacy-no-rx.net/amoxicillin_generic.html miss the game !
This poem gave me a new perspective. What does one pray for ? Is it for good health ? Is it for settling scores? Is it for the other guys defeat of for my victory? For our safety or is it for growth? Is it for our betterment or is it otherwise. The essence of the prayer must not be lost in the ritual surrounding it. The end must not be a victim of the means!
On the other, there is this apathetic pattern, which does not believe in the power of prayer. Inbetween, the true essence of prayer has gone incognito. Children pray for good grades. Parents pray for miraculous results. The country prays for victory of their team. The bulls and the bears will pray for the markets to swing either way. The corrupt politician prays for more money without being busted by a sting operation. And the media person running the sting operation, prays for more such corrupt politicians ! whew !
What to ask for
Be conscious of what you are asking for. You can pray for something specific and get it. Or you can pray for a quality of life, and get that. Praying for specifics is risky, for you are dictating a form. Praying for essence guarantees reward, for you are seeking an energy. Rather than dictating a specific object as your goal, designate a quality of experience.
Before you climb the ladder of success, be sure it is leaning against the right wall. You can get what you think you want, or you can get what you really want. All thoughts are prayers, and all prayers are answered. You pray more with you thoughts and intentions than with your words.