In the Sanskrit language, the word for prayer is Prarthana. It is developed by combining words, ‘pra’ meaning ‘intensely’ and ‘artha’ meaning ‘to plead’. Prayer is the primary method of communication between God and man. It plays an important role in practically every religion. Prayer is as essential as water is for the body. Like water, prayer relieves the heart’s thirst for God. Prayer is one of the most important things. It is a time when people are communicating with God, and it should be taken very thoughtfully. While there is first theological meaning in prayer, it doesn’t have to be something that is complicated and difficult.
It’s impossible to know someone if you don’t spend time with them. Prayer is an opportunity to spend time with God. To understand the heart of God, you need to pray. The profound the relationship becomes, the more time you want to spend with Him.
Prayer brings light to darkness
Sometimes we overlook just how powerful prayer is. We aren’t fighting against something imaginary. Our prayers are fighting against spiritual battles that linger in dark places. Prayer is our weapon to win that battle. Prayer gives us the energy and the faith to finish the race victoriously.
A prayer that is without any worldly desires is called Nishkam prayer. A Nishkam prayer does not contain any strategic aim, hope or expectation. This prayer includes self-surrender unto God. This type of worship reduces ego and desires and leads to spiritual progress. A prayer for spiritual growth or Guru’s mission is considered a nishkam prayer.
Praying is necessary for understanding God and for perceiving His existence through our body, mind and intellect.