Someone once said that “Prayer is the balm of your soul”. Prayer is also the medium to your godliness through the spirit, as it is the spirit that mediates between your body and your soul. Prayer is the path through which the spirit and the body are aligned. One prays through the spirit to comfort the body. Conversely, these days, the power of prayer is used ostensibly for vanity, enrichment, retribution, curses and punishment instead of spiritual piety. Whenever one witnesses anyone praying, one detects a sense of false affectation and an underlying will to impress. It is used as a tool for instant fulfillment to emolliate the ignorant and the downtrodden.
However, prayer has also become a weapon of vengeance and reprisal. No more the Comforter but the destroyer. No more the Good word but the invocation of curses and no more the Spiritual solace, but the burden of chastisement. Some feel that they can just jump up and invoke a prayer, naively unaware that it is of such a sacred journey between the body and the soul that it cannot just be dispensed at a moments’ notice. Usually when we pray, it is for spiritual comfort, supplication, beseech or an entreaty that has afflicted our physical world and that intercession cannot simply be brought up at the snap of the fingers with a, “I will pray for you” or a “please stand up and let us pray” sitting. It is too sacred for that simple action. True prayer needs the appropriate preparations for its efficacy.
You can ‘worship’ together for the comfort of a broken spirit but one can’t keep someone in one’s prayers, as it cannot be carried over or saved for later use. Every syllable in a prayer is unique unto its moment and only for that moment. Just as much as it is important to keep the afflicted in your HEARTS, MINDS and THOUGHTS, you cannot pray for someone else either. For if we could, the poor would be rich, hospitals would be empty, heartaches and misery would vanish and best of all, EVIL WOULD BE HOLY. Each soul has its own inherent prayer principles, which invoke its distinctive individual needs and is and will always be incomparable to and with no one else’, and can be for anything one desires. One does not need breath to pray or a verse to recite, it is spiritual. ONLY WOMEN COME CLOSE TO THAT SPIRITUAL SOURCE IN PRAYER, but are denied the sentience of its dynamics by ‘religious’ dogma.
For some cultures, prayer alone is inadequate and is fused with traditional myths to mediate success. Others pray multiple times a day but their custom is based upon violence and hatred. Some spend their entire days closeted in devout prayers, in the belief that it fulfills the spirit, while on their thresholds, woman and child abuse is rife. Then there are those who mutilate themselves through prayer for atonement, or even yet, those who openly humble themselves in prayer but are habitual abusers in secret.
Nonetheless, there are those who do not care at all about prayer, but fill the roles of the humanitarian, the caregiver, the ear that only listens; the smile to the lonely or the un-judger. They do it from the spirit, without any need for the reward that comes with prayer.
To fulfill a need is their prayer and their reward.
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