Prayer is the salt of life
Prayer is the salt of life and we cannot do without it. It is ingrained in the nature of man to pray for the fulfillment of his wishes whatever they be. But more often than not we do not know what we may really pray for, how to pray, and what we may do to make our prayer a great dynamic force as may stir up heaven’s mercy.
The secret of a successful prayer lies not so much in the words we use, nor in the time we devote to it, nor in the effort that we put into it, as it lies in the concentrated attention that we may give it at the seat of the soul so as to make it soulful. The most natural form for a fruitful prayer is the yearning of a soul without the agency of words, oral or mental, with the tongue of thought. A prayer like this generates and releases such a fund of spiritual energy that all the cosmic powers are attracted and combine together, shaping out things as best as possible.
A true prayer is one continuous process, independent of form, time and place, and leads ultimately to the stage of Sehaj - a halcyon calm, a perfect equipoise and a complete satiety, with no desire whatsoever. This then is the climax of a genuine prayer, and here prayer itself ceases to be a prayer and becomes a state of being as one gradually rises first into cosmic consciousness, with the divine will fully revealed unto him. This is the be-all and the end-all of prayer.
Sant Kirpal Singh
1 Grace all to understand each other.
2 Grace all to solve the riddle of life.
3 Grace all to understand the unique value of life.
4 Grace all to live truthfully.
5 Grace all to help them to find their faith within.
6 Grace all to rise above duality and forgetfulness.
7 Grace all to know the priceless heritage of love.
8 Grace all to settle their problems themselves.
9 Grace all to feel the oneness that exists already.
10 Grace all to understand Your competency, o Lord.
There are many prayers. Some people make prayers just to fulfil their wishes on the level of mind and senses.
Prayer is the condition of the heart. Prayer is the condition of one's thought. Maybe it is not spoken, but it is there. Like the fire which is dormant.
So some people make prayers just to get rid of some problems. Some people make prayers to be very rich in the world, to be good in the eyes of others, they want to be popular. Some people pray for salvation. Some only (make) prayers for the sake of love of God.