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Power of Prayer

Updated on March 13, 2015

The Prayer

Praying is a regular ritual - for one when he starts the day, for his children at morning meeting in school, a nearly flawless daylong exercise for his grandmother. It is normal to all religions, so we have something in common with every community.

 If one has  ever been surprised  what means Praying is all about.  Prayer is not only devotion; it is also an identical fulfillment of man's worshipping spirit - the most prevalent form of energy that one can make.

The authority of appeal on the human mind and body is a unmistakable as that of secreting glands. Its effects can be counted in terms of extended physical vigor, better educated vigour, right strength, and deeper understanding of the realities of fundamental human relationship.

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'The Prayer'
'The Prayer'

"O Thou by whom we come to God,

The Life, the Truth, the Way -

The path of prayer Thyself hath trod,

Lord, teach us how to pray".

............................. ANONYMOUS

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What is a Prayer ?

Prayer is more than words. It's listening, seeing, feeling, as well

No one could give you a better explanation than Seren Kierkegeard, the well known Danish philosopher and theologian who said that an individual who prays his Lord is not giving any transformation to the God, but it transforms him, one who prays sincerely. The Tranquility, power to connect to oneself, and taking home better qualities could only come through a sincere prayer.

Why is Praying significant

A prayer is a time to bond with the everlasting power within ourselves: for those who accept as true, it is God: for those who don't, it is one's soul. A relaxed way to sit or stand and simply talk to that power - like one does with a family member - is all you need to do. You can speak about your day, things you love to do, communicate your fears, and seek way outs.

One promising reason to pray could be to thank God for all fine things in life. And since we are all talking about involving to the power we can't see but definitely can feel, it is compulsory that we be quiet.

When in prayer you clasp your hands,

God opens His.

...........................German Proverb

Is there Power in Prayer ?

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Prayer is an energy as real as terrestrial gravity. A patient, who has a chronic disease, after all other therapy has failed, lifted out of his disease and melancholy by the peaceful effort of prayer. It is the only power in the earth that seems to defeat the so called 'laws of nature," the circumstances on which prayer has significantly done this have been termed 'miracles'. But a stable, quieter miracle takes place hourly in the hearts of men and women who have revealed that prayer supplies them with a balanced flow of sustaining power in their daily lives.

Too many people view prayer as a formalized custom of words, a refuge for weaklings, or a childish request for material things. We sadly underestimate prayer when we imagine it in these terms, just as we should under assess rain by describing it as something that fills the birdbath in our grounds. Most likely understood, prayer is a mature activity obligatory to the fullest growth of personality - the crucial integration of man's highest faculties. Only in prayer do we attain that total and harmonious congregation of body, mind and spirit which gives the delicate human reed its unshakable strength.

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers.

Pray for powers equal to your tasks.

............................................................Philips Brooks

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"I have been driven many times to my knees by the over whelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day." ....Abraham Lincoln

Your Sincere Prayer

Just remember always that God loves you. Talk to him, knowing of His kindly feelings for you

If you make a routine of sincere prayer, your life will be very evidently and profoundly changed. Prayer stamps with its permanent mark our actions and character. A harmony of bearing, a facial and bodily response is pragmatic in those whose inner lives are thus enhanced. Within the depths of consciousness a flame provokes. And man witness himself. He realizes his selfishness, his stupid pride, his fears, his greed, his mistakes. He builds up a sense of moral responsibility, rational humility. Thus begins a voyage of the soul towards the kingdom of grace.

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He that prays much by night, his face is fair by day.

........................Oracle of Tatsuta

Lord, what a change within us one short hour

Spent in Thy presence will avail to make -

What heavy burdens from our bosom take,

What parched grounds refresh as with a shower!

We kneel, and all around us seems to lower;

We rise, and all, the distant and the near,

Stands forth in sunny outline, brave and clear,

We kneel, how weak; we rise, how full of power!

Why, therefore, should we do ourselves this wrong,

Or others, -that we are not always strong;

That we are overborne with care,

That we should ever weak or heartless be,

Anxious or troubled, when with us is prayer,

And joy and strength and courage are with Thee?

.....................................................Richard Trench

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The Hidden Power of Prayer and Fasting: Releasing the Awesome Power of the Praying Church
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    • asereht1970 profile image

      asereht1970 3 years ago

      Praying is very important in my life. Great lens. Love the "God answers knee-mails" sign.

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      VspaBotanicals 3 years ago

      Prayer is powerful, and I love the German Proverb. This is really beautiful!

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      TanoCalvenoa 3 years ago

      Excellent message here. Prayer is not just us telling God what we want, but seeking to know His will and to listen to what He wants to communicate to us through our feelings and the impressions we receive. Like anything, it takes practice to get good at it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      my heavenly father brought me back because he answereds prayer im living proof of that to GOD be all the Glory and Honor for ever

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      pinkrenegade lm 5 years ago

      Prayer is very powerful indeed! Thank you for sharing this very inspiring lens.

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      floppypoppygift1 5 years ago

      A very inspirational meditative article. Thank you. Cheers~cb

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Enjoyed reading these this morning, glad I found this through lensroll. *blessed by a squid angel*

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens, Angel Blessed. We believe that prayer is now supplicating god but uniting us to the divine already in ourselves. Oh, and Happy Easter.

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      allenwebstarme 5 years ago

      I'm praying that many people read this lens everyday. Wonderful lens.

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      Harshitha LM 6 years ago

      Awesome lens, sir. I have witnessed miracles in my life through prayers and I know it really changes our life once we get into the routine of praying regularly. Thank you for creating this lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      The power of prayers a awesome. It's a great subject.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A very inspiring and visually beautiful lens, thank you for sharing.

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      Delia 7 years ago

      Awesome lens!!! I indeed believe in the power of prayer and I believe God answers them, sometimes not the way we want them, but for a reason/lesson in God's way.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I read about this in an oregon book. Prayer is such an important part of daily life.

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      RinchenChodron 7 years ago

      I don't know what life would be like without prayer. I see prayer as hope, compassion and love. Enjoyed God answers knee mail.

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      sukkran trichy 7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      @VarietyWriter2: thks for the angels blessing

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Beautifully created lens on the Power of Prayer. I strongly believe in Prayer.

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      VarietyWriter2 7 years ago

      Beautiful. SquidAngel Blessings :)

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      Linda Hoxie 7 years ago from Idaho

      Very beautiful lens, and such an important subject, prayer!

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      I pray often throughout the day. Blessing ths lens!

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      sukkran trichy 8 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      @ssuthep: thank you rajays, for your angel's blessing. i am really honoured.

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      ssuthep 8 years ago

      Well done Lens. I believe in the power of prays. Squid Angel Blessings.

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Beautifully done!

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      rewards4life info 8 years ago

      Beautiful lens, It's nice to hear such positive and interesting information. Great page.

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      Trina Sonenberg 8 years ago from Nucla, Colorado

      I love this lens! You did an awesome job here. I feel that prayer is a personal/spiritual thing, not a religious one.

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      Tonie Cook 8 years ago from USA

      Prayer is a good thing, and so is this lens. Thank you for sharing.

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      KarenTBTEN 8 years ago

      You've included stunning visuals -- I particularly like the opening module -- and a lot of resources.

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      strayspay 8 years ago

      Very nicely done page.