Do you know how much a prayer can help you? There are countless manners in which an effective daily prayer can actually help you get through the day. Life can seem pretty hopeless, meaningless and dark at times. To get away from the daily stressors of life, it is very important to spend some time alone in a quiet environment. Different spiritual practices such as yoga and prayer can also help in renewal and growth of the soul.
Praying in the right way can also help increasing thankfulness. You can also seek forgiveness from your sins to purify your heart and character. Prayer can actually mend your day and change it for the better. Be it morning or night, you can boost the positivity and optimism in your day by working on your spiritual energy.
Understand Your Direction and Life’s Path
Many things that have been destined for us are given through prayer. Prayer cannot only help you in understanding what you desire, but help in reflecting on your deepest needs as well. It can also assist in redirecting your purpose in life and evaluating whether you are going in the right direction or not. It can help in setting things straight.
Reduce Stress and Pressure from Life
A typical day can involve many stressors, including traffic jams, psychological irritations, relationship issues, trauma, job pressures and others. It is thus, very essential to refresh and rejuvenate your psyche. Prayer can substantially help to eradicate negative thoughts, patterns and feelings from your life. It can also assist in replacing them with positive and healthier emotions.
It can also offset the negative effects of stress and pressure on health. Research on the effect of praying regularly shows that people who engaged in a daily prayer were more likely to be healthier and physically fit than those who hardly ever prayed.
An Emotional Need
Prayer can also help in fulfilling unmet emotional needs. When interacting with the ultimate Higher Power, you won’t need attention and care from anybody else. Praying regularly can establish a strong spiritual direction in life which will serve to fulfill any need for love and affection.
Recent studies show that prayer can substantially drop your impulsiveness and help in enhancing self-control. It can also develop patience and mindfulness in a person. According to studies, prayers can help improve the use of the ‘self control muscle’ in the brain.
Increased Belief and Faith
Other than this, prayer is known to help in increasing faith. It can make you more hopeful for the future, thankful for present blessings and serve as an overall mood booster. Praying everyday can also help in appreciating what you have, evaluating where you stand and trusting your destiny. People praying together can bond at a deeper level which helps to develop meaningful relationships and friendships.
A Selection of Prayer Quotes
“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard
“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one” ~ Bruce Lee
“Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.” ~ Robert Frost
“Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.” ~ Mother Teresa“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.