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What is the importance of prayer as spiritual practice?

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Asked by Pardeep kapoor, 15 Aug '09 01:21 am
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Prayers are expression of your intentions. When God sees that your intentions are for universal good and it is matching His purpose, he hears your prayers.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 15 Aug '09 10:05 pm

 
  
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Being adherent of Islam - known as a Muslim, meaning "one who submits (to Allah)" , I believe that Allah revealed the Qur'an to Muhammad (Peace be upon him) - Allah's final prophet, and is a MANUAL to HUMAN MACHINE - given by a our creater. Having a faith In almighty TRUE MUSLIM will always make Dua (prayer) minimum 24 times a day during 5 prayers (NAMAZ) in following way.
1) In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
2) Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds
3) The Beneficent, the Merciful
4) Master of the Day of Judgment
5) You [alone] we worship; and You [alone] we ask for help
6) Show us the straight path; The path of those whom You have favored; not the [path] of those who earn Your anger nor of those who go astray
Do you think any body needs an inspiration from other HUMAN CREATURE WHEN HE KNOWS (Revelation from almighty Allah - Quaran says)
"We created man and We [even] know the promptings of his mind. We are closer to him than his life vein." -
The above basica ...more
Answered by PANIWALA A, 15 Aug '09 09:26 pm

 
  
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To develop spiritual emotion towards a particular deity, first one has to develop love for that deity. Worship of its manifest form by performing ritualistic worship (puja), singing hymns, etc. helps to develop love for the deity faster than repeating (chanting) its Name, that is worship of its unmanifest form. That is precisely why ritualistic worship, singing hymns amidst the ritual of moving lit lamps (arti) before a deity, etc. prove to be beneficial for awakening spiritual emotion in the initial stages. Every deity is a specific principle. Based on the spiritual principle that a specific energy is associated with a word, touch, form, taste and odour, when the form of a deity appears, its principle accompanies it. An idol or picture of a deity attracts the frequencies of that deity as well as transmits them.
The five-fold ritualistic worship (panchopchar puja) consists of offering the deity sandalwood paste (gandha), flowers (pushpa), frankincense (dhup), a lit lamp (dip) and holy ...more
Answered by inquisitive, 15 Aug '09 01:32 am

 
  
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The word prarthana (prayer) is derived from two words pra and artha meaning pleading fervently. In other words, it is asking The Lord for something with intense yearning. Prayer includes respect, love, pleading and faith. Through a prayer a devotee expresses his helplessness and endows the doership of the task to God.
Protection from distressing energies: Since the mission of Sanatan is directed towards spiritual upliftment of society, currently distressing energies are obstructing this process and tormenting seekers. Repetition (chanting) of The Lords Name and prayer are the only two weapons that seekers can use to combat this. Some spiritual experiencies given below will illustrate how God protects from distressing energies if one offers Him prayers with spiritual emotion.
To enable rapid manifestation of the distressing energy present in a seeker and to help him to acquire the energy being transmitted from God
Distressing energy leaving a seeker after her prayer to God.
Prayer ...more
Answered by dhirendra srivastava, 15 Aug '09 02:05 am

 
  
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The Spiritual Science Research Foundation defines spiritual pracice as honest and sincere efforts done comsistently on a daily basis to develop divine qualities and achieve everlasting happiness or bliss, Alternatively, spiritual practice can be defined as our journey of going inward beyond our five senses and intellect to experience the soul( the God) with in each one of us One of the qualities of God is perpetual bliss and so by tapping into the soul, we too experience Bliss, So when we start spiritual practice, we also have to unlearn years of conditioning(by our parents, friends,teachers etc ) and have to improve upon our five senses, mond and intellect, Prayer is an important tool to reduce our reliance on the five senses, mind and intellect and help us unlearn years of conditioning, The very act of prayer implies that the person who is praying considers the power to which he is paraying to as superior to himself, Hence by praying, he he expresses his helpnessnes and surrender a ...more
Answered by thampy chacko, 15 Aug '09 03:07 am

 
  
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Prayers are expression of your intentions
Answered by sumati gayki, 22 Sep '09 02:23 pm

 
  
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Prayer is the way to show our faith in bhagwanji and to thank for his kindness. it brings one to close to bhagwanji and realise his kindness,it gives also inner peace to us and slowly we achive the desired result.
Answered by Ramesh Agarwal, 15 Aug '09 09:15 pm

 
  
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The word prarthana (prayer) is derived from two words pra and artha meaning pleading fervently. In other words, it is asking The Lord for something with intense yearning. Prayer includes respect, love, pleading and faith. Through a prayer a devotee expresses his helplessness and endows the doership of the task to God.
Protection from distressing energies: Since the mission of Sanatan is directed towards spiritual upliftment of society, currently distressing energies are obstructing this process and tormenting seekers. Repetition (chanting) of The Lords Name and prayer are the only two weapons that seekers can use to combat this. Some spiritual experiencies given below will illustrate how God protects from distressing energies if one offers Him prayers with spiritual emotion.
To enable rapid manifestation of the distressing energy present in a seeker and to help him to acquire the energy being transmitted from God
Distressing energy leaving a seeker after her prayer to God.
Prayer ...more
Answered by DR DINESH SHARMA, 15 Aug '09 01:39 am

 
  
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Prayers exhort our spiritual values
we become much better humanbeings
Answered by anil garg, 08 Sep '10 01:09 am

 
  
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The importance of the prayer in Islam cannot be understated. It is the first pillar of Islam that the Prophet, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, mentioned after mentioning the testimony of faith, by which one becomes a Muslim. It was made obligatory upon all the prophets and for all peoples. God has declared its obligatory status under majestic circumstances. For example, when God spoke directly to Moses, He said,

And I have chosen you, so listen to that which is inspired to you. Verily, I am God! There is none worthy of worship but I, so worship Me and offer prayer perfectly for My remembrance. (Quran 20:13-14)

Similarly, the prayers were made obligatory upon the Prophet Muhammad during his ascension to heaven. Furthermore, when God praises the believers, such as in the beginning of surah al-Muminoon, one of the first descriptions He states is their adherence to the prayers.

Once a man asked the Prohpet about the most virtuous deed. The Prophet stated th ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 21 Jan '10 08:44 am

 
  
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