Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My Prayer to God

I write about an abundant variety of topics. One thing however that doesn't get it's due is my relationship with God. I don't what the reasons for this are. Maybe I've always considered it very personal; maybe I hadn't come to terms fully with my relationship with God, but it's been in my mind to post about this for some time.

i'm not very regular, and the following conversation is a roughly 99% accurate draft of what i say to Him. i hereby share with you my rather irregular prayer to God:

Dear God,

Thank You for the blessings that you have bestowed upon my family & me. Thank you for keeping us safe, secure, healthy & happy. Thank You for all the small & big things (like family, friends, a job etc.) that make our daily lives happy.

i ask You to bless my family & me, with long lives that are fiscally, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually... fit, secure, safe, healthy & happy.

i ask you to bless our close & far relatives, friends, the whole world, and indeed all of Your Creation, in the very same way.

i ask you to heal my aches & pains (that i have developed from excessive typing on the keyboard).
(Sometimes i pray for God to help friends & relatives find good jobs when they're looking, sometimes i ask to not be critical of others, to be patient with them, sometimes for something else, but the main prayer remains largely as it's been produced here.)

Dear God, i humbly thank You, my all powerful, merciful, only benefactor, and ask you to grant me my wishes & prayer come true.

Amen.
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I'd also like to quote a few prayers & hymns that I identify with, that I sometimes draw inspiration from & use in my prayers:
  • St. Francis' "Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace" (School prayer which I only began to understand recently)
  • Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram, sabko sanmati de Bhagwan
  • Abide with me
  • The Namaaz
  • The Spirituality section & The Speaking Tree (one of the rare good things in TOI), which exposes me to quotes from Buddha, Guru Nanak, Kabir, Gandhiji, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar among others.

i send this prayer out into our World, so that God heals us all, cures us of hatred, sows us with love & bestows peace upon all, even those we criticize or don't agree with.

13 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot Nimmy. Really sweet of you!

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  2. I like your prayer. Mine is more impromptu but means and says the same things.

    About your aches and pains, I have been through this, please join a gym and exercise regularly, most probably these are only muscular pains.

    There is also this Geek Alarm (can be downloaded) that warns you after a time preset by you, to get off the computer ... you might want to try this :)

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  3. IHM,

    The more I read you, the more I like you.

    Which is more than I can say of other people... kaffir for example. I don't even want to wonder where he/she is...!

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  4. 1conoclast Any anonymous blogger ... no not blogger - a reader, and not necessarily the same person each time, can call themselves Kaffir!

    :) Just a thought. There might be ten people calling themselves Kaffir because it is so convenient ... no?

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  5. Nope IHM...

    This one is extra-special...! :-)

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  6. Simple but good 1conoclast... :P
    mine also tends to run along similar lines..
    and I do hope that God listens to all our prayers.... :P

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  7. please delete 1 if 2 of them appear.

    shantih shantih shantih with song, dance, food and friends

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  8. Ajit,

    :-)

    HE will. That is the crux of faith, isn't it?
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    astralwicks,

    Only 1 appeared & is duly published here.
    Looks like God heard your prayers...! :-)

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  9. I dont pray but I also have all that you have[job,family,health etc etc].So why pray?

    just a thought

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  10. Charakan,

    Welcome.

    interesting thought... :-)

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