“Dear Lord, please give me a Ferrari, lots of money, a beautiful family, great power in society, top grades in my exams, and while you’re at it, some more money.”
We often synonymize prayer and demands.
How about, “Dear Lord, Good morning! How are you doing today? Hope you rested well. My heartfelt gratitude to you for everything you have given me!”, said with a smile?
If you were God, which would you like to listen to?
Prayer can just be a means to connect to a higher power, aka, the divinity within us.
The more we ask for in life, the greater the chances of us being disappointed.
“I want happiness” said a disciple to the Buddha. The Buddha replied, drop the ‘I’ (ego), drop the ‘want’ (desire), and you have what you seek!