Wish, Pray, Get

Prayer is a common practice for many worldwide, seeking guidance, inner peace, and connection with God. It is an effective way to align oneself with the Universe or Paramatman, resulting in a profound and meaningful transformation that can impact both the inner and outer world. As you cultivate your mind with prayer and connect with the divine, you become more attuned to your inherent value and prospects. Moreover, it nourishes and expands positive vibrations in your environment and society.

While the spiritual benefits of prayer are widely recognised, research suggests that it may also have tangible physiological and psychological effects. Your thoughts and actions have immense power, generating and attracting energy into your life, creating circumstances and environments that align with your vibrations. When you approach prayer with devotion and deep feelings, you unlock even greater power than mere words or actions. Each thought you hold emits a unique and powerful vibration that can shape your reality.

Incorporating prayer for the well-being of others and the environment is an integral part of cultivating a profound and expansive sense of self. By focusing on the needs of others and the world around you, you can tap into a greater understanding of interconnectedness and meaning in your life. This practice can help you align with your values, deepen your compassion and empathy, and contribute to the greater good.

Connecting with Divine 

Prayer is a spiritual practice that allows individuals to communicate with the divine, express gratitude, seek guidance, and achieve inner peace. Prayer can take various forms, such as silent meditation, chanting, reciting religious texts, or participating in group prayer sessions. Regardless of the chosen method, prayer remains a potent and transformational practice that enables individuals to establish a deeper connection with the divine and access a wealth of inner strength and stability.

Science of Prayer

Many religious traditions around the world believe in the healing power of prayer. Research indicates that individuals who pray do experience physiological changes. For instance, the Bernardi study published in the British Medical Journal in 2001 found that cardiovascular patients who recited yoga mantras or prayed the rosary at specific rates experienced a significant increase in baroreflex sensitivity.

In 2008, a study used Eysenck’s dimensional model of personality to measure the mental health of high school students based on their self-reported prayer frequency. The study found that students who prayed more frequently had better mental health outcomes, as measured by lower psychoticism scores.

Remember, your thoughts are powerful. It’s important to remember that your thoughts and emotions impact you and the environment around you. Whether you focus on positive or negative thoughts, you send out a specific vibration that the universe feels. The universe doesn’t control or dictate you but responds to the energy you project. Therefore, focusing on positive thoughts and emotions is as essential as praying for peace and harmony in yourself, your family, your environment, nature, and the world. Doing so can create a more harmonious and loving world for everyone.

How to Pray

You can pray anytime and anywhere, whether alone or with family and friends, at home, on the road, in the car, or at the temple. To get the most out of your prayer, engage all your senses and feel it in every fibre of your being.

Before you start, you can prepare by doing some omkara, pranayamas (breathing exercises), or meditation. These practices can help you focus your thoughts and make your prayer more effective.

It’s essential to approach prayer with a positive mind and thoughts. Doing so can create a sense of self-awareness and cultivate a happy home, a healthy environment, and a peaceful world.