Prayer

Prayer is a science
and in this science there is mystery and magic,
and the truth of the Universe is embedded in the prayers
and a true prayer is one in which.the beings in the prayer
is invoked.
Prayer is a soothing balm for the soul
and a comforter of distress
and was intended to be a bringer of hope and solace
during troubling times and in unknown times
when humanity was afraid.

Prayer makes you humble and wise
and creates an opening in one's heart
to allow the Divine to appear.
Prayer is one in which one gives over to the
Creator and listens with one's heart and soul
for there is answer to your queries of every day.

Prayer is like the water which nourishes
all the plants and flower kingdoms and
it acts as a soothing cream on a wintery and parched skin.
Sing the prayer with devotion and humility
and hear the utterances of the Soul and Creator
and in this you will find solutions and miracles.

Prayer is like an ocean current which takes your
utterances to the deepest bosom of the Creator,
so that you could be nourished once again and
be reborn once again with the wisdom of one's soul and heart.

Prayer is like the rosary beads, all stringed together
and held by a single thread, prayer acts like a bridge
between your soul and your higher power.
Prayer is like the beautiful melody of a lute
and sung in harmony, it transcends one into the
heart of the Universe.

Prayer is the key to one's salvation and freedom
for in prayer, you find faith and courage to move on
and prayer acts like a string on a kite which lets you
fly the kite to greater heights.
Prayer unites and solidifies and lets you see the
illusion and the light by opening your inner vision and
inner mind.

Prayer sung in the morning and evening has greater power
for these are powerful times when your body is in harmony
with the Universe and its ever changing motions.
Recite the prayer loud or in silence, but pray nonetheless.
Prayer uttered in devotion and gratitude is the highest form of Prayer
for when you thank the Creator in advance for what you ask,
you already have created in the continuum of time and space and
now it is only a matter of time you draw it forth into your reality.

Pray for yourself
Pray for others
Pray for all of humanity
Pray for Earth and all who are upon it

and in this you will fulfil a part of your divine Dharma.

Master Rumi
through Rae Chandran