Our prayers should be worthy of us as children of The Divine. We must pray the Almighty to arouse our indwelling love, wisdom and strength, which would support and guide steps in all phases of the revolving wheel of circumstances. We, as sparks of Divine Light, ought to pray for illuminating our inner self with the subliminal glow of divinity so that no storm of hardship or turbulence of ups and downs of life could ever quaver the flame of our faith in the divine origin of our souls.
“Oh Lord! Bless us with strength, courage and wisdom so that we could meet adversities as opportunities to refine our qualities and strengthen our potentials. The roadblocks of obstacles and challenges of the path should serve as harbingers of a brighter tomorrow.” –– Such would be an ideal prayer to elevate the level of our optimism and enthusiasm and would protect us from becoming disheartened, weak or cowardly.
We have to become intrepid warriors of Light and not perplexed fugitives in the battlefield of life. Prayer is less about asking for things we are attached to than it is about our relinquishing our attachments – thus taking us beyond fear. When we pray, we don’t change the world; we change ourselves. We move away from BEGGING to LETTING – “IN THIS MOMENT I AM HERE, OH DIVINE MASTER, USE ME. LET THY WILL BE DONE THROUGH ME.”
– Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya
(Adopted from “Rishi Cintan”)