Essay On Prayer
He prayeth best, who loveth best,
All things both great and small
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.
Prayer is a symbol of the supremacy of humans. It establishes a close relationship between man and God. Every religion gives importance to prayer. All religions, all saints, holy books emphasize prayer. It is believed that prayers are a door to salvation. Prayer means praising and thanking God, asking for his help or guidance, wishing good for others. It can be done quietly, loudly, or in any other way. It can be done alone or with others. It can be done in the form of meditation or by reading a holy book.
Chanting Hymns, worshipping, playing music are some of the ways of praying to God. However, prayer can also be done without taking the help of any such medium. We can use any method. All the methods are excellent. Prayer is nothing but communication between the devotee and God. In it, a devotee clarifies his state to God. He does not hide anything from God.
The more truthful and devoted prayer is the more effective it will be. Prayer does not have restrictions on time or place. It can be done anywhere, anytime. It is better if the place is clean, calm, open, and beautiful so that we can concentrate fully. That is why temples, churches, mosques are considered to be the best places for praying.
Prayers give us strength, faith, inspiration, hope, and proper guidance. It removes bad qualities and develops qualities like sympathy, nonviolence, compassion, tolerance, helping others, pity, simplicity, etc. Prayer gives us the confidence to come out of difficult situations. It removes sorrow. It shows light in the darkness. Prayers have psychological importance too. It is a good method to calm down, concentrate and gain confidence. This is a spiritual activity that gives us courage, energy, and purity. Saints and devotees have made impossible things possible with the help of prayers.
Mahatma Gandhi used to spend a lot of time in prayer. He understood the importance of prayer very well. He organized group prayers every evening. He believed that prayers make one realize how small one is and thus make one polite. Prayer is searching one’s, own heart.