If you are a religious person, you may pray. If you are a spiritual person, you may pray. If you believe in God, but do not follow any specific dogma, you may pray as well.
If you cannot relate to any of the above, then prayer may not be a part of your life and if it’s not, then know, that no matter where your beliefs or practices lie, prayer is a tool that is available to you at anytime, too.
I am not a religious person. I grew up in a Jewish home, not a religious home, but a home where we respected and followed tradition. My father was a holocaust survivor and he was the youngest of 8 siblings. His siblings as well as their children and my grandparents, all perished in the terror of Nazi Germany.
My father did grow up in a religious home in Czechoslovakia, but after the horrors he went through, he had his issues with God. He may have been angry at God; I’m not sure because he never really spoke about this. Yet with those issues and the pain he carried, I saw him following certain rituals to honor his father, to commemorate him, and remember where he came from.
I only saw my father pray in the high holidays at the synagogue, other than that I was not really exposed to prayer and its power.
I cannot recall when was the first time I encountered the power of prayer and the magnetism it had on me. The only way to pray that I was familiar with was through biblical ways, so when my father was on his death bed in June of 2002, I picked up the book of Tehilim. I sat by his bed at the hospital on his last two days reciting the chapters over and over again as if I was possessed and simply couldn’t stop.
There was something very magical in this process. Even though I did not understand exactly what I am doing, I wanted to help my father and I didn’t know where to turn for help besides that book of Tehilim.
Later on, I got some messages that my father wished to leave. He wished to pass on to the light, to release himself from the physical experience. He never wanted to be a burden on anyone so by choosing to move on to the other side, he was freeing everyone to move on with their lives.
Two years later, I moved to the United States and I was exposed to different forms of prayer. I’m still feeling the power of the Hebrew prayers, I recited to my father, when I felt called to do so.
One of the definitions of prayer according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is:
Prayer = An Earnest Request or Wish.
Prayer doesn’t have to be directed at someone necessarily. Personally, I believe that when we put ourselves in a place of a strong desire to achieve something (the outcome of what we are asking), it’s the emotional intensity, the vibration, that transmits the request and helps bring it into existence.
There are many types of prayers for: forgiveness, a good match, prosperity, healing, safe travels, miracles, removing the evil eye, and so many more.
I don’t pray every day, though I do mediate daily.
I also pray when I light the Shabbat Candles.
And I mostly pray when I feel called to do so.
On those days, when I am drawn to pray, I pick
up the wonderful 72 Names Of God –
Technology Of The Soul book by Yehuda Berg
and choose one of the prayers that is
calling me, based on my intention for that day.
I shared with my community who participated in the 21-Day From Pain To Freedom Facebook Challenge, this powerful healing prayer from Yehuda Berg’s book. You do not have to change any of your beliefs in order to enjoy doing this prayer.
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When I pray, I pray from a place of light, not from a place of worry. I pray from a perspective of asking that all involved will be blessed and taken care of. I pray to the higher power/ source / God. I don’t even choose one specific name. It’s not so much about how you name it/he/she, it’s more about entering the feeling space to create and manifest.
I pray so I can connect with the light. I find myself praying for others and when I do, I always invite the archangels to come for support.
Prayer is when the deepest place within us connects with the purest space between the space that exists.
We can all incorporate prayer in our lives in the way that resonates with us. Whoever you choose to bring into your prayer, connect, and communicate with, that will be your path.
If you are agnostic or an atheist, I’m not sure you’ll be reading my article, but if you are here, reading this blog, then my take on it is that you do not need to pray for some power in particular, you do not even need to call it “prayer.”
You can either, look into the mirror at yourself and ask for what you want/ need/desire for you or others, or you can close your eyes and “pray” – talk to, the wisdom inside of you.
Prayer is a ritual that you can use anywhere, at any time. It’s a designated space to place a request, a wish, or a desire. It doesn’t need to be complicated. Make it simple. And let it just be. Let yourself just be.
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