True prayer is less about asking and begging for things we are attached to than it is about relinquishing our attachments to things, persons and possessions. We, in essence, being the sparks of the divine Effulgence, ought to pray for illumination of our inner selves with the sublime glow of divinity no storm of hardship or turbulence of ups and downs of life could ever quaver the flame of our faith in our divine origin as souls.
“‘O’ Lord! Please bless us with courage and wisdom so that we could welcome adversities as opportunities to refine our qualities and strengthen our potentials. Today’s blows of adversities should sound as messages of a brighter tomorrow….” This would be an ideal prayer to elevate our zeal and optimism and would protect us from becoming weak or coward.
We have to become intrepid warriors of the Spirit and not frightened fugitives in the battlefield of life. Our attitude while praying should not be of begging but of ‘offering’
– “Lord, I am here, use me”.
–Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya