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Inspire Me Wednesday – Prayer

Prayer has been said to have healing effects for people, regardless of their belief or non-belief in God/religion. Many a times a lot of us have prayed for something or the other. We may have been disappointed several times when we have not gotten what we have been asking for, sometimes despite repeated attempts. Dispirited, we may ask – What happened to the power of prayer?

Susan Jeffers, in her book Embracing Uncertainty – Achieving peace of mind as we face the unknown, said that

“We have to learn to pray not with a sense of wishing, hoping, yearning or entitlement, but with a sense of trust, gratitude and purpose.”

In other words, we pray for God to give us the wisdom and strength to accept and handle what Life gives us. She also provided a lovely prayer for us to keep in mind and repeat to ourselves daily.

“Dear God, I trust that no matter what happens in my life, it is for my highest good. And no matter what happens in the lives of those I love, it is for their highest good. From all things you put before us, we shall become stronger and more loving people. I am grateful for all the beauty and opportunity you put into my life. And in all that I do, I shall seek to be a channel for your love.”

This prayer resonates with me and every time I read it to myself, I feel a sense of peace and trust that all is happening for my good – even if it doesn’t seem to be that way at the moment.

Here is to a peaceful and blissful day to all of you
XOXO
Prithi

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Inspire Me Wednesday – A Prayer For Courage

Inspire me Wednesdays are about inspiring quotes or inspiring stories, to give us all a mid-week boost.

For today’s Inspire Me Wednesday, I came across a prayer by Rabindranath Tagore. Simple but eloquent words. I especially like the last line.

A Prayer For Courage
Rabindranath Tagore

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers,
But to be fearless in facing them.
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain,
But for the heart to conquer it.
Let me not look for allies in life’s battlefield,
But to my own strength.
Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved,
But hope for the patience to win my freedom.
Grant me that I may not be a coward, feeling your mercy in my success alone,
But let me find the grasp of your hand in my failure.

It’s a prayer that isn’t asking for God/ a Higher Power to remove our troubles but rather asking for the strength to go through our troubles bravely. For we all know by now that life will always be filled with challenges, they do not magically disappear and the only way past is through them. What we want is the courage, strength and wisdom to go through them. I so like the last line, because it gives me the sense that God is with me even through my failures and difficulties, to bring me through them.

Wishing all of you courage, strength and wisdom!

Share your ideas and inspirations by leaving a comment or emailing me at mindurspirit@gmail.com. Every Wednesday , I will choose one inspiring idea/story to post.

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