What People Pray

Dr. Purushothaman
November 6, 2014

Faith means believing of something we hope for. It is the foundation of our existence and the essence of living. We strive despite the difficulties and we survive the rough times because we have faith in our hearts. It's like the story of a child and his father. They were walking along the throngs of people on the busy road. His father told him to hold his hands so he won't get lost in the midst of the crowd. The child instead replied, "No, you hold my hand instead father. Because I know if you'll hand my hand you will never let go of me".

We are like a child that expects our parents to grant every wish we have in our minds. And the way we received and gracefully accept the circumstance shapes our life. But what do people usually pray that oftentimes meet with different answers?

We ask for a good paying job but instead we received overdue bills and buy-back notices of our mortgage house. How can we ever pay these debts if we don't have salary to expect every month? We ask for a loan from our friends and family. The pride of not asking anything from anyone is put down. And eventually we gracefully received the gift of better job from someone who knew of our difficulty because we ask for credit.

We pray for good health but our family is inflicted with pain from disease. Instead of mulling over the circumstance, we are given the chance to show our love and care for the family member. We wouldn't have an opportunity to take care of the family member if it's an instant death. Emotional need is more important to a person who experiences pain. And oftentimes that's the only thing we could offer.

We plead for a successful career but were given a low position in a company. Do you know that successful people came from poor circumstance? It is the difficulties that hone our talent and capabilities. Success does not come instant. It's the grace of acceptance and striving for the best that eventually allow the success to enter.

We pray for a meaning in our lives. We are rich but we are not happy. Human as we are we thought that earthly possessions will answer to the happiness we long for. We forgot that these things are the instrument only. In asking for a meaning in our life, question is raised against us also. Are you ready to endure difficulties? Are you ready to give up everything for someone? If yes, then you have found the answer to your prayers and that is finding the love of your life.

Oftentimes prayers are more focused on earthly possession. We sometimes forgot that we ask for these things because the eventuality is to have happiness in our lives. It's okay to ask and keep on asking. It's the only way that our faith would be answered.
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Richard has been writing articles for over 8 years. See his latest work at Precision CNC Machining and Precision Metal Machining which focuses on the custom manufacturing industry with emphasis on helping American Machine Shops attract more customers.
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