People have known for a long time
that a prayer is the best way
to communicate with the Divine Interference.
It is a humbling moment of solitude
or with a group
spent pouring hearts and minds out
to the Supreme Being
Who is ruling the vastness of the universe.
In this day and age,
most prayers uttered by humans
are those concerning their dreams and aspirations
which are all pertaining to worldly wealth and power.
They want to have a lot of money
to afford the luxuries
or want to be elevated higher in society
to be above everybody around.
And they want to be powerful
to influence a lot of people in everything.
Money and power go hand in hand
and they want to have them both
for they consider them the highest of achievements.
Workers in a company always pray
to make it higher in the ladder of success
and land in a higher position if not the highest.
They long for bigger salaries,
more benefits and of course,
more confidence a higher position gives.
the material benefits in the world
are too good to let them pass by,
that's why they have to pray to get them.
They even pray to get rich in no time
and believe wholeheartedly that God will answer.
But God will never answer prayers
about money and the pursuit of worldliness
because there's a possibility
that humans will forget about Him.
They will be too involved with their riches
that they will spend more time maintaining
and even keep wanting more.
They will become greedy
or learn to be deceitful
or step on people's toes just to get more.
they will be tempted to engage
in immoral, indecent or illegal businesses.
Doing business will be their only devotion
and will become a trap they can never break free from.
And even if praying for riches benefits a lot of people,
it's highly unlikely God will listen
for riches bring humans to their ruin
and can be a vast source of wrongdoing.
There are those who are sick with serious diseases,
or dying with hopelessness and despair in their hearts
pouring them out to God for healing and recovery.
They feel nobody else can help
not even the most competent doctors
and no one can comfort them in their suffering
not even their family and friends.
Their last resort is to call on God for mercy
believing in His healing power.
But calling to God for healing when you're dying already
is a stupid mistake and a great insult.
Praying to God should always be first
and not as a last option when nothing else works.
Healing and cure from illness or diseases
is another chance in life or second life already
so it should be done with sincere prayer
coupled with changing oneself for good
and should be the first step of the healing process.
Prayers should be done in a solemn manner
with undivided attention all focused on God
inside the church or a holy place for worship
and not inside the house or anywhere else.
Waking up very early in the day
before the sun rises and before the birds
to attend the first mass in Catholic Churches,
before consuming food or water,
wearing formal clothing
and kneeling before God in front of his altar
with a humble and repentant heart
is a great way to gain God's favor
assuring of His goodness and mercy.
Looking for God first thing in the morning
is the best thing to do and the greatest.
It's literally putting God first in life
and in everything we do.
But the best prayer for every man
should be about all those things
involving wisdom and enlightenment,
knowledge and understanding
along with virtues, goodness or morality.
These things should be the concern for every human
and the focus of his existence
and never those about worldly wealth and riches.
When King Solomon became King of Israel
at a very young age,
he prayed for Wisdom
so that he can rule his people wisely
and not about riches or worldly wealth,
or victory in his battles or the death of his enemies.
And God was pleased with his prayer
so in no time he was given Wisdom
no man ever had or will ever have again
and then all the riches in the world
poured out for him and his entire kingdom.
Wisdom is the greatest thing any man owns
and will become the source of all his riches.
Wisdom will open his eyes to the truths of his existence,
the truth about his being,
the truth about the earth and the whole universe,
and most importantly,
the truth about God and His Kingdom in Heaven.
Then he will see life in a whole new way
and understanding its complexities and even its mysteries.
His worries and fears will fade away
because the reasons are clear to him.
He will never be afraid of the future
because he already knows what it brings.
The laws of Karma is deeply embedded in his being
where all his actions are based.
And all his life here on earth will be spent
in fellowship with God
worshiping and praising Him as He is.
His every breath, his every move,
his every thought, his every word
will be all about Him.
Some people say
that because God The Father Almighty
is the Highest Being in the universe,
the holiest and the most powerful,
no man can reach Him in any way,
not even prayers can.
And the only way to reach Him
is by being pure and faultless.
Being pure and faultless pleases God
and instantly creates a bridge that connects to Him.
But because of man's weakness to temptations
and his natural tendencies to commit mistakes,
he will find it impossible to do so.
Living a life of sin or disgrace
will be an everyday occurrence for him
and this becomes a barrier that is impossible to tumble,
and something that can never connect to God.
That's why a sinful man
will have to call on other Heavenly Beings
who are serving God in His Divine Kingdom.
They are the only mediums
directly connecting God and humans both ways.
These Heavenly Beings are commonly known as Angels
who are ranked from highest to lowest
in the following orders:
Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones,
Dominions, Virtues, Powers,
Principalities, Archangels and Angels.
They are doing specific duties
assigned to them by God Almighty
to maintain the natural order of the planets
and all the heavenly bodies in the universe
and to help humans in every way.
Most of all,
they are the bridges
by which sinful humans can connect to God Almighty.
Since all the prayers of sinful people
can't reach Him in any way,
these Angels will bring those prayers to His holy presence
where they will be decided on.
Remember a story in the Holy Bible,
particular in the Book Of Tobit,
where God The Father Almighty sent the Angel Raphael,
who is one of the seven angels
who stand in the glorious presence of God
and are ready to serve Him.
The Angel Raphael became a companion to Tobias
in his journey
and cured Tobit of his blindness
and rid Sarah of the demon Asmodeus.
The Angel Raphael was the one
who brought Sarah's and Tobit's prayers
into the presence of Almighty God
and God answered them both.
There is a court in Heaven
where the Angels sit near His throne
to give favor to those who deserve,
to reject the prayers of the undeserving
and to punish those who are condemned.
Prayers maybe in the form of petitions,
and giving praise and worship.
Done at home or inside the church
doesn't matter at all
for it depends on sincerity
and what's inside the human heart.
But it's appropriate to attend the Holy Mass
or to kneel inside the church
because it's the one place built for prayers.
One can pray during the day
or during the night
or at any time he feels like doing it.
In connecting with God The Father Almighty
who is the Supreme Being in the universe,
one is actually communicating with an unseen force
Who is the most powerful.
He penetrates everything
down to the smallest particle of matter
that nothing can defeat or conquer.
No one can come near or close to Him
for He is the Holiest of anything.
Ordinary things and ordinary beings
will be destroyed immediately
by contact with holy things
and even just by being near.
How much more with God?
Praying to God The Father Almighty
Who is the Divine Providence
is acknowledging His Power over everything
and accepting wholeheartedly our inferior beings.
That in our temporary stay here on earth,
we direct all our endeavors to Him
for we breathe, we live
and we exist because of Him.
No other reason exists for our beings
and we were created just to serve and worship Him
and bring glory to His name.
Even though we have all the freedom in the world
to do anything our hearts and minds tell us to,
we are still bound by the Divine Commandments
handed down to us by the Holy Prophets long ago.
And those commandments are nothing
but doing what is right and good and pleasing to God.
The rewards for doing good are bountiful
and the punishments for disobedience are pretty bad.
And there's nothing we can do to change that
for His laws are fixed since time began.
Prayers are serious and sincere words spoken loud,
in a whisper or thought of in our minds.
It's calling on God to gain His favor
so that He will consider helping us in our needs
or forgiving us for the wrongs we do.
It's also praising and worshiping Him
with our hearts and souls
even though we can't fully express it
and thanking Him for all that we have
even though no amount of thanksgiving can satisfy Him.
And even if all humans on earth
and all the living beings in the universe
praise and worship and thank Him altogether,
it can't be enough
for there is nothing we can contribute to Him
for He is already perfect and lacking nothing.
We can't add anything to Him
or take away anything from Him.
Our good and bad deeds won't affect Him in any way
for no force or energy can impact Him.
Nothing touches or influence Him in any way
not even our good deeds.
Every time we pray,
our prayers go up to the clouds,
and continue to the sky
until it reaches Heaven where God dwells.
If we deserve his mercy,
then our prayers will be answered.
But if not,
then they will just fly in the air and vanish
with no trace of their passing.
The prayers of a good man reaches Him in no time,
and in no time they will be answered.
God will never let him wait for long
but help him sooner than he thinks.
But the prayers of a sinful man
will not be heard ever.
Even if his prayers are long,
they won't matter at all.
And even if he spends long hours
inside the church,
it will never do him any good.
He will just be wasting his words
that nobody listens to.
Unless he changes for good,
his prayers will just be empty words.
Humanity's travel in the roads of life
is full of uncertainty and the unexpected.
What lies ahead is blurry, dim and even dark.
Not one is sure if there's a light at the end of the tunnel
or just a long stretch of darkness and gloom.
There's nothing a man can do to know his fate
or to determine the course of his actions
if he only figures them out all by himself.
He has to rely on some external force
which can look into the future
so that he will not be traveling with uncertainty.
And that force is no other than
the power of God Almighty.
He has no power over his existence
for he's only living the life that was lent to him.
There's nothing in this world
that he can take as his own
or credit his achievements to himself.
Everything happens because God wants it to
and not because of man's efforts.
His energy, hard work, abilities and capabilities
don't count on his achievements
because every achievement he has
was already predetermined long ago.
It's not right if he will be applauded for his success
because in the first place
it's not his doing but God's.
And all he has to do
is to say a prayer of thanksgiving for all the blessings
and the opportunities that come his way.
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