When life becomes ups down and when life throws hard challenges then human exercises different options but after all attempts and in despair he approaches God at last place.
We say something to God such as, “Oh God, please do this.” But this cannot reach Him unless we have something in us by means of which we are able to contact that high-frequency existence called the Absolute. And that mechanism is inside us. There are the lower levels, layers, deeper than the subconscious, deeper than even the unconscious, we may say, and there is a super-conscious level in us. As is usually said, in prayer the soul speaks.
The power of prayer is incalculable, and its efficacy has been sung in glorious terms even by poets, what to speak of yogis, masters and prophets. But how does prayer work? Man is a doubting creature, and a little time that the power of prayer takes to work may upset the faith of even the prayerful. There is an inveterate habit of the human mind to expect immediate results. It is not that immediate results cannot follow; they also are possible. Immediate consequences can be the result, no doubt, but of intense effort. The quantum and the quality of the effort that is at the back of the performer of this exercise decides the time that it takes to manifest itself in action, call it the fructification thereof, of the working of a miracle or the appearance of a wonder.
But what is prayer? Everyone prays. We hear that in all temples, in holy places, in churches and mosques, in sacred places of pilgrimage, prayers are offered. Sacred formulae are chanted, mantras are recited, gospels are read, and we bow our heads before a holy of holies; it may be in the form of a sacred text or in the vicinity of a place of worship. This much is visible everywhere in ardent religious circles. We do offer prayer.
But prayer is not a dead force. It is a living operation, and hence any attention that is paid in the direction of the offering of prayers dissociated from the consciousness of prayer may deleteriously tell upon it, and its efficacy to that extent would be diminished. Prayer is the movement of a living, vitalising, seeing eye. It is not a blind, automaton energy that moves like a bulldozer lumbering on the street. Not so is the way of prayer. Prayer has eyes to see.
How to do a Prayer:
- Preparation: The individual decides to pray, beginning the prayer process.
- Prayer Form: Choosing a specific way or form of prayer, which can include meditation, recitation, or silent reflection.
- Intentions: Setting specific intentions or requests during the prayer, such as seeking health, guidance, or peace.
- Connection: Connecting with a higher power, the universe, or one’s inner self, depending on one’s beliefs.
- Release: Letting go of worries, burdens, or stress during the prayer.
- Response: The potential response to the prayer, which can manifest as inner peace, clarity, or external events aligning with the intentions.