Why do you pray?

 “In prayer, it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ”
― John Bunyan


Was is the emptiness in your heart

that made you pray tonight

Was is it the loneliness 

which made you look up

in his eyes

Were you looking for ways 

to absolve your sins

Was it the dizziness from all the 

trials and tribulations in your chaotic life

which swerved your way towards him

Was it the weakness in your heart

which made you kneel

Was it the walled emotions

you wanted to break in

Was it the feeling of falling 

in your abyss of hatred and anger

Was is the bitterness in your heart

which wanted to be spilled out

Was it the world of yours

which was tumbling down

all your dreams and hopes

falling brick  by brick

Was it the sharp stabbing pain

in your soul, you wanted to stop

Was is the will to be liberated 

to the One, you have been waiting

Was it the feeling of

pumping this hamster wheel

or you just wanted throw a wrench

in this wheel

What made you pray?

What made you kneel?

Photo by Chris Ensey on Unsplash

18 thoughts on “Why do you pray?

  1. I think we pray without giving it the word “prayer” very often. Is it talking to our inner self? And is the God Whom we pray to really the God within us, or the divine within us? It may be a coming to our True Selves. It is mystical, for me. A beautiful way of connecting to Something beyond me. So, prayer us many things, and we pray for many reasons. Sorry if this sounds complicated lol.

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    1. Thanks for giving such a precious feedback and reading it so intently, Yes, I understand when you say our introspection is a way of connecting to the divine within us. Sometimes it solves a lot of problems.
      We all have different methods of praying and connecting to the divine.

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      1. Oh really…but I’m moved that you have overcome this disability and write so beautifully. Beauty comes from within the soul and reflects in the writings.Love and hugs.

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      2. Thankyou so much. What lovely wirds. I am also wheelchair bound, but yes, I feel things in my soul. I read your poetry, and know that you do too. Your poetry is amazing. Love and hugs back

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