Tag: Prayer

I know why the caged bird sings

“…. I know why the caged bird sings, ah me,
    When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore,—
When he beats his bars and he would be free;
It is not a carol of joy or glee,
    But a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core,
But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings—
I know why the caged bird sings! “

                                   – Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Photo was taken in Mussoorie, India
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Taken in Mussoorie, India.

 

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P.S: These photographs have no connection with the poem yet I thought to share my photographs along with it.

The Joy in solitude

Sometimes sitting and thinking nothing

Sometimes looking at the sky and admiring

Sometimes listening to the sounds

Sometimes observing a small insect busy in its business

Sometimes a whisper of prayer

Sometimes with a mug of coffee and a kindle

Sometimes rereading the old favourite book

Sometimes feeling the cold breeze

Sometimes thinking of a past memory

Sometimes a fantasy

Sometimes just missing someone

And forever the joy in solitude….

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Pray for Nepal and India

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Nepal and some part of north India have been hit by several earth quakes. The massive one of 7.9 magnitude on 25th followed by some small tremors throughout the day. A 6.7 magnitude earth quake on 26th around 12.30 pm caused loss again. It has caused more than 2500 deaths so far.

Let’s pray for our dear fellow beings who have been suffering due to the disaster. Pray for the families who have lost their dear ones…And most importantly let’s pray that the uncertainty ends…and frequent quakes stop…

This is the time the world should stand for a nation which is in trouble…as it is written in Romans- 12:15,– “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn”.

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all who have been suffering…..

You may support physically or may not but certainly your prayer will help….Thank you

The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knows them that trust in Him. (Nahum 1:7)

Let’s hope and pray for the best…

God bless..

 

Thelema

Thelema is the Greek word for “Will of God”. Most of us seek God’s will or desire to seek God’s will in our lives, work especially when making decisions for study, work, marriage. It is also a concept that we struggle to understand and we are not always sure of. I have heard messages, sharing and also have personal experiences of God’s will. It is one constant question that haunts all of us.  What is God’s will in my Life?

There also the other questions, that we tend to ask, How do we know God’s will, does God’s will apply only in big decisions? I have asked these questions to myself.

Different people offer different answers, some convincing, some real, some fishy even ungodly. So who has the answers? In the early days, it was easier like Abraham who talked with God or David or Moses who sought God and he answered. But now a days God’s answers are subtle but the still small whisper remains unchanged.

The answer, I believe is only in the Word that God has given us, “The Bible”. During a recent devotion, I came across answers in 2 places which eventually answered other questions as well.

One is the very obvious one, in ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ which I have often repeated.

Your Will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven”. When we pray for God’s will, on earth, it definitely means on everything not just the hard decisions or life-changing events, not just when we not sure but when the offer is tempting.

The other place, which was my devotion, is Psalm 143: 10 where David prayed “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. I am amazed at this prayer. David prayed for God to teach him, it obviously means that, it does not come naturally; it’s something that has to be learnt.

When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, it does not magically or automatically happen as God never forces his will on us. We have a choice and the choice requires that we learn to God’s will and that I believe is the only way we can fully obey His will.

We need to first learn to do His will and then maybe we would know better and understand it in our lives. I hope as you read this, we will pray the same prayer that David prayed; Teach me to do Your Will….

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God Bless…