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Power of Prayer


 

Prayers are a special time when we let go, submit ourselves to our faith and bow down in worship (literally and figuratively). In these acts of submission and calmness,

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  • October 27, 2017 at 2:16 am

    Hello there,
    I enjoyed reading your article for a few reasons. One reason is because I am a Christian and I pray –although not as often as I should or used to. Secondly, I like reading and learning about other cultures and faiths. I believe if everyone felt that way–being interested in another’s experiences and culture without feeling a need to be “right” or to convince the other person that our way is the only way (even if we believe it is) , the world would be a more peaceful place!
    I pray at night mostly since that is the way I was taught in childhood. I haven’t prayed my childhood rhyming prayer since childhood because I believe prayer should be more personal, more meaningful. I too believe there are different kinds of prayer such as worship and supplication. In the church I grew up in, we are taught to always put God first, others second and ourselves last. This is also a third kind of prayer for us…praying for others. Do you do that in your faith? Is it true that you pray multiple times per day at set times? What happens if you are ill or in a work meeting or simply forget a prayer?
    Thanks for your article!

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    • October 27, 2017 at 9:15 am

      Yes, we do pray for others always and for us, this has a lot of merits. It is said that when you make sincere duaa for others, this shows your heart and an angel hears you and says amen.

      It is beautiful to hear “God first, others second, ourselves last”

      Yes, we do have 5 required prayers a day. Those times shift, such as the first prayer is completed prior to sunrise and we know that this time changes across the seasons so our prayers are aligned with this. We can do as many prayers in addition to this as we like and make duaa at any time. If one forgets, he needs to make it up when he remembers. Most of us have prayer alarms on our phones, apps tell us prayer times. We have a time window for each prayer so if I am in a meeting, for example, I can do it after the meeting.

      I am definitely an advocate for interfaith dialogue and understanding. If only people realized just how alike we all are. Sure, we have differences, but when we look at the similarities and shared values, we can come together more. As the Quran puts it, those from Judaism and Christianity are people of the book and in that is a level of respect. People of the book references that each one had a holy book given to the respective prophet, for us we believe in all of them.

      Now if I am correct, that nighttime rhyming prayer is about Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep? My Grandma taught me that as a child and to this day I say it with my own modifications. 🙂

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      • October 28, 2017 at 2:29 am

        Hello once again and thank you for so graciously answering my questions. I like the idea of having an alarm on one’s phone to remind one to pray, and also that in your faith you also pray for others.
        Are you concerned at all about the current political climate such as the escalating tension between our U.S.A. and North Korea? It is very concerning to me and I try to remember to pray about that as well.
        Yes, the rhyming prayer I mentioned is EXACTLY the one your Grandma taught you and it made me smile reading that because that is how I learned it also!
        Enjoy your weekend.

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      • October 28, 2017 at 8:09 pm

        Many situations of political unrest are in my thoughts and prayers. The political climate as a whole can definitely be concerning, but I don’t feel a huge level of stress over this as I remind myself that everything is the will of God and in that a sense of relief and purpose.

        My Grandma would smile to see this

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